Humanities Desk On Demand

July 10, 2009
July 2, 2009
Homestead National Monument near Beatrice became a courtroom for a special ceremony this past Flag Day. Twelve people raised their right hands, swore allegiance to the United States of America and became citizens. Jerry Johnston prepared this audio montage of the voices of New Americans.
June 26, 2009
The Kansas-Nebraska Chautauqua brought author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston to stages in Broken Bow and Plattsmouth. The overall theme for this year's Chautauqua was the Great Depression.
June 18, 2009
Forty years ago, North Omaha broke out in riots at the news that a 14-year-old Black girl had been shot and killed by an Omaha police officer. Now, for the first time, Strong's sister talks about the events that left a permanent mark on Omaha's predominantly African-American neighborhood.
June 5, 2009
A group of UNL journalism students and their professor are touring the state looking to photograph the human side of economic changes. Jerry Johnston reports.
May 29, 2009
Nebraska's World War II veterans have been visiting the World War II Monument in Washington courtesy of the Honor Flight program. Last weekend, there was a final reunion of the Honor Flight veterans. There was also another reunion—a small group of vets met with some of the people they liberated... more››
May 22, 2009
Volunteering to dance with soldiers at USO clubs was considered supporting the troops. Dancing with strangers was a risk to your reputation. That was the balance young women and the USO had to strike during WWII. Jerry Johnston reports.
May 11, 2009
Many families will celebrate Mother's Day this weekend. But in over two million American homes, grandparents are the ones are getting children out of bed and ready for the day.
April 27, 2009
Christians, Muslims and Jews share a common spiritual ancestor in Abraham. Even though the faiths are different, sharing a common background has allowed room for dialogue. Dialogue is everywhere, but sharing a common place of worship—that is pretty unique. And it is happening in Omaha—or at least,... more››
April 21, 2009
Everyone knows the frustration of those unwanted telephone sales calls. But what if, instead of a sales pitch, you heard an inspirational quote? From Omaha, Robyn Wisch reports on a new, artistic twist on telemarketing.

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