Humanities Desk On Demand

October 14, 2011
The film "The Whistleblower" tells the story of an American woman working in Bosnia as a peacekeeper, who tries to intervene in the trafficking of young girls for prostitution. The story's main character is based on Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Lincoln Police Officer. In this interview with NET Radio... more››
October 1, 2011
Eric Foner's book describes Lincoln's changing strategy for ending slavery. Foner delivers the 2011 Governor's Lecture in the Humanities.
September 16, 2011
When Broken Bow native Katie Farritor started digging into her family history, she found connections to homesteading, photographer Solomon Butcher and a great-great-grandfather who thought Butcher was charging too much for a family portrait.
September 3, 2011
College freshmen are looking at employment after graduation, but the present weak jobs outlook is influencing their decisions.
August 26, 2011
The headlines from Libya have centered on military matters—but to get some insight on daily life in Libya, we talked with a Nebraskan who lived there recently. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston talked to Erin Cederlind who grew up in Grand Island, and now lives in Washington DC.
August 13, 2011
The home Willa Cather's parents lived in, and Cather visited during her adult years, is now the property of the Willa Cather Foundation.
July 29, 2011
Hastings hosts the second annual Nebraska Christian Music Festival. The musical styles will vary from Hard Rock to Acoustic Country—and as NET Radio's Jerry Johnston reports, that reflects the variety of one of the largest segments of the music business.
July 1, 2011
Fort Robinson was established in Nebraska's Panhandle in 1873. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston talked to curator of the Fort Robinson Museum, Tom Buecker, about Independence Day celebrations there through the years.
June 17, 2011
Jerry Johnston talks with Megan Sharp of the Plainsman Museum in the southeast Nebraska town of Aurora about Chautauquas past and present.
June 3, 2011
He was a poet, a professor, a mentor and for 17 years, the voice of NET Radio's Poetry of the Plains. Jerry Johnston has this remembrance of Nebraska State Poet Bill Kloefkorn.