Humanities Desk On Demand

May 4, 2010
Meeting Nobel Peace Prize winner, author, and holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was a rare opportunity for a student group from Lincoln Southwest High. Nebraska teachers continue to work to find the most appropriate and effective ways to teach the story of the Holocaust.
April 23, 2010
New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine says the story, simple as it seems, is complex and challenging.
April 9, 2010
Meisel keeps a busy schedule speaking to student groups and working with gangs. She and her sister escaped a camp, found refuge in Denmark, and emigrated to Canada, then to the US.
April 6, 2010
Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with Jerry Johnston about creating a complete work of fiction that can be read aloud in three minutes.
March 16, 2010
Three recent arrests related to graffiti have an Omaha art studio wanting to push for legal places for graffiti artists to express themselves.
March 5, 2010
A photo exhibit by Lincoln resident Jean Lewis tells a story of one of Nebraska's lively—and varied—immigrant groups.
March 1, 2010
Elementary, high school and college students are all getting in on learning about Africa by focusing on African music.
February 19, 2010
Even though defeated, a campaign to give Nebraska women the vote catapulted Nebraska suffragists to national and international prominence.
February 5, 2010
Schools and libraries are finding that children find the fun in reading when they read to dogs.
January 29, 2010
One of those killed in the Haiti earthquake was a seminary student who had served in Lincoln. A community lunch program is one of his Nebraska legacies.