Humanities Desk On Demand

December 12, 2017
You might not guess it, but Nebraska took in more refugees per capita than any other state last year. For one particular group, Lincoln has become its de facto capital in the U-S, a safe place for people displaced by religious and ethnic persecution. Now, several thousand Yazidi refugees see... more››
November 29, 2017
After nearly a year of major renovations, the historic Dundee Theater in Omaha is set to re-open later today. Built in 1925, it’s been a nearly constant part of the community for almost a century, and with more than $7 million in upgrades, could be around for a lot longer.
November 20, 2017
T.J. Stiles, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, delivered the 2017 Nebraska Governor's Lecture in the Humanities on October 3rd, 2017.
November 15, 2017
A 65-year-old mural damaged in a fire at the Sons of Italy Hall in Omaha earlier this year will look a lot better when it’s returned to its home in 2018. The painting has gotten some much-needed care from an art restoration expert and will once again be the centerpiece of the building when... more››
November 7, 2017
In a red metal barn on a hill in Denton, Nebraska, population 205, a retired Lutheran pastor is giving old organs new life. It’s a hobby that’s helping preserve musical instruments that are long past their prime, but still have a few songs left in them. The antique pump organs that fill Norm Porath... more››
October 20, 2017
On the October 20th program, join host Genevieve Randall and guests for lively conversations about: the next Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music concert with the Dorian Wind Quintet; the most recent Humanities on the Edge speaker, Ronald Judy; "Evil Dead: The Musical" at the Tada Theatre in Lincoln; “... more››
October 17, 2017
National Endowment for the Humanities Acting Chairman Jon Peede was in Omaha recently, his second visit away from Washington D.C. since he was appointed to the role by President Trump in July. Peede spent a number of years with the National Endowment for the Arts in various roles. The NEH has... more››
October 13, 2017
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln English professor says she’s discovering more evidence that Nebraska author Willa Cather’s longtime friend and partner, Edith Lewis, was much more of a collaborator than earlier thought. Melissa Homestead is working on a book about Lewis and her contributions to... more››
October 13, 2017
On the October 13th program, join host Genevieve Randall and guests for lively conversations about: Chiara String Quartet's concert at UNL on Oct. 18th; Brownville Village Theater's adaptation of Willa Cather’s “A Resurrection;" Grand Island's Little Theater's “A Trip to Bountiful;" Peru State... more››
October 6, 2017
On the October 6th program, join host Genevieve Randall and guests for lively conversations about: the Kalamity Kate and the George Churley Puppets exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln; music and art at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lincoln; the Asian Center’s Harvest Moon... more››