Sarah Sortum grew up near Taylor, Nebraska, on her family’s cattle ranch in the Sandhills, the descendent of homesteaders. This essay is part of our recurring Voices of the Platte series, in collaboration with the Platte Basin Timelapse project.
Humanities Desk On Demand
April 25, 2016
April 22, 2016
Shakespeare's first folio came to the Durham Museum in Omaha from the Folger Shakespeare Library, which is loaning some of its 82 copies to museums around the country in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The Durham’s exhibit runs through May 1 and includes artifacts from the... more››
April 8, 2016
A new app lets users explore Nebraska's literary heritage in person.
April 1, 2016
Hear interesting conversations about arts and humanities in Nebraska with Genevieve Randall on the April 1st program. This week: the Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music concert with the American Chamber Players; the reopening of the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln: Nebraska Chamber Players... more››
March 25, 2016
Hear interesting conversations about arts and humanities in Nebraska with Genevieve Randall on the March 25th program. This week: the Beatrice Community Players new production: Greg Beaver's Bach cello suites performance in Lincoln, and webcast worldwide; History Harvest at UNL; Pablo Ziegler... more››
March 17, 2016
Genevieve Randall has an extended with Jim Pfitzer and Trish Wileman about Pfitzer's one-man play, "Aldo Leopold: A Standard of Change," that was directed by Wileman.
March 11, 2016
Hear more interesting conversations about the arts and humanities in Nebraska with Genevieve Randall on Friday Live. Watch the weekly webcast here. On the March 11th program from The Ron Hull Studio at NET in Lincoln, she'll be previewing: events at Homestead National Monument near Beatrice; the... more››
March 3, 2016
Genevieve Randall talks with the director and two cast members from the University Theatre production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit." They are: Virginia Smith, director; Hunter Mruz, the leading male character Charles; and Brenna Hill, as Ruth, Charles' living wife.
February 26, 2016
The Volland Store is not a store but an art gallery surrounded by ranchland in Kansas. After a preservationist saved the long-empty building that used to house the area's general store and started putting on art exhibitions, it once again became a community gathering place.
February 20, 2016
The story of black Muslims in the U.S. is as old as the story of its founding. But much of it is forgotten - a lapse that can make room for falsehoods and fear. As Robyn Murray reports, some attending an event at the University of Nebraska Omaha are working to weave the stories together again and... more››