Humanities Desk On Demand

December 3, 2010
Hanukah begins at sundown on Wednesday, December 1st. Or, if you go by the Jewish calendar, the 25th of Kislev. Nebraska's Jewish community will be lighting candles and exchanging gifts for the next eight days. A Lincoln rabbi says the way Hanukah is celebrated comes from a creative tension with... more››
December 3, 2010
From Nebraska to Mumbai to Calcutta. A Lincoln teacher is in Mumbai, teaching at a high tech school. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston reached her via Skype to talk about leading a school group in volunteering to help among the poorest of the poor.
November 19, 2010
The land we now call Nebraska was once called the Great American Desert. But as the United States expanded across the Great Plains, the Desert became farmland. That's one way of telling the story—but not the only way.
November 12, 2010
After 40 years of building pipe organs for churches, concert halls and homes, Gene Bedient is retiring. But his pipe organ business will continue—in the hands of his trusted, long-time employees.
November 5, 2010
One of Nebraska's leading civil rights leaders, Leola Bullock, died recently. Bullock's passion for education continues to make a difference—and it all started with her childhood experience of racial segregation.
November 1, 2010
One of Nebraska's most vocal, persistent and patient civil rights leaders has passed away. Leola Bullock lived in Lincoln, but her sphere of influence was much wider.
October 2, 2010
John McCutcheon and Carmen Deedy speak at the Plum Creek Literacy Festival. The festival brings together eight thousand students, teachers, and literacy advocates to celebrate books and reading.
October 2, 2010
John McCutcheon and Carmen Deedy speak at the Plum Creek Literacy Festival. The festival brings together eight thousand students, teachers and literacy advocates to celebrate books and reading.
September 17, 2010
His popularity as a guest on Prairie Home Companion and the volume of his book sales puts Billy Collins in a rare position. He's a poet who can fill concert halls for readings.
September 17, 2010
His popularity as a guest on Prairie Home Companion and the volume of his book sales puts Billy Collins in a rare position. He's a poet who can fill concert halls for readings.

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