Humanities Desk On Demand

August 27, 2010
The Nebraska recruits getting the headlines at this time of year are usually wearing shoulder pads and helmets, vying for a spot on the Husker football team. This story profiles another kind of recruit—one who also has great hands and flashy moves.
August 6, 2010
Omaha's baseball diamonds, tennis courts and soccer fields were busy last week. Junior and Senior High-aged kids from all over the US and several foreign countries were competing in Nebraska's largest city. The occasion was the Maccabi Games—a chance for Jewish youth to meet, compete and serve. The... more››
July 31, 2010
He went to Iran, then called Persia, in 1908, to teach in a missionary school. Instead, he enlisted to fight with anti-government insurgents.
July 16, 2010
Built during the Depression and Dust Bowl days, Fisher Fountain is a Hastings landmark. It is also the largest fountain of its kind between Denver and Chicago.
July 9, 2010
Hundreds of historic documents and artifacts detailing the lives of African Americans in Nebraska have been salvaged from near destruction. Robyn Wisch has the story.
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.