Humanities Desk On Demand

July 2, 2010
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, a call went out to collect scrap metals for the war effort. A new documentary shows how Nebraskans led the way forward for the rest of the country. Jerry Johnston reports.
June 28, 2010
Thirty-five years ago, a religious group found fertile soil for growth in a small town in Eastern Nebraska. A message of gender and racial equality was part of the faith's appeal.
June 18, 2010
Thirty five years ago something surprising happened in a small eastern Nebraska town—a religious community was born around a faith very few had heard of.
June 7, 2010
If Antiques Roadshow married the Department of History at UNL, what would their children look like? For more on the Digital History Project at UNL, go to There you will find railroad history and maps compiled through digital history methods.
June 2, 2010
After 40 years of building pipe organs for churches, concert halls, and homes, Gene Bedient is retiring. But his organ building business will continue, in the hands of trusted, long-time employees. Jerry Johnston reports.
June 2, 2010
A new Veterans Cemetery is under construction in the Nebraska Panhandle on the site of an airfield built for World War II training. Jerry Johnston traveled to the site of The Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance and filed this report.
June 2, 2010
The Kansas-Nebraska act was signed this month in 1854. Nebraska became a US territory and whites began settling across the Missouri River. What was not settled was the question of slavery.
May 9, 2010
Omaha's South 24th Street has been reborn as a business and social hub for immigrants—just like it used to be. The recent revival is due to both the city's investment and community's perseverance. Robyn Wisch takes us on a tour of the historic, bustling neighborhood of South Omaha.
May 4, 2010
Meeting Nobel Peace Prize winner, author, and holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was a rare opportunity for a student group from Lincoln Southwest High. Nebraska teachers continue to work to find the most appropriate and effective ways to teach the story of the Holocaust.
April 23, 2010
New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine says the story, simple as it seems, is complex and challenging.