Humanities Desk On Demand

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.
April 21, 2009
Memorial Stadium fills with thousands of Nebraska football fans for the annual spring scrimmage. There is a special measure of pride for small towns in Nebraska represented by a player on the field. Jerry Johnston has this story of one Nebraska football player and the surprising and lasting... more››
March 30, 2009
A group of writers, mostly from indigenous backgrounds, are witnessing the crane migration along the Platte. These writers find connection to their own culture in the movement of the cranes. Jerry Johnston reports.
March 16, 2009
Mark Wilkens was the only American who remained in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. He is the first in a Lincoln Public School series of speakers on the topic of genocide.
March 9, 2009
Sarah Chayes has been living and working in Kandahar, Afghanistan since 2001, when she covered the fall of the Taliban for National Public Radio. In 2002 she left journalism to help rebuild the shattered country whose fate will help determine the shape of the 21st century. In an interview before... more››
March 9, 2009
Sarah Chayes was an NPR reporter in Afghanistan during the 2001 attack and overthrow of the Taliban. Then she left NPR to do relief work there. In this portion of her interview with NET Radio's Jerry Johnston, she describes the complicated allegiances of tribal membership and national identity.
March 9, 2009
Sarah Chayes was an NPR reporter in Afghanistan during the 2001 attack and overthrow of the Taliban. Then she left NPR to do relief work there. In this interview with NET Radio's Jerry Johnston, she explains her decision to leave NPR, her opinion of the Obama administration's approach to... more››
March 9, 2009
An officer in the Nebraska National Guard is training to be the first Muslim Chaplain in the Guard's history. Jerry Johnston has this profile.

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