Humanities Desk On Demand

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››
September 29, 2017
On the September 29th program, join host Genevieve Randall and guests for lively conversations about: the National Cartoonist Society North Central Chapter's Annual Meeting at Love Library in Lincoln; violinist/singer/songwriter Gaelynn Lea's concert at the Zoo Bar in Lincoln; Yorkshire Playhouse's... more››
September 27, 2017
Most of us know a bit about the history African slavery in North America, but not much is known about the enslavement of hundreds of thousands of American Indians. It was a 400-year ordeal that started around the time of Columbus and ended in the early 20th century. Jack Williams of NET News talked... more››
September 22, 2017
On the September 22nd program, join host Genevieve Randall and guests for lively conversations about: the Mari Sandoz Conference in Chadron; films showing at The Ross and being shot in Nebraska by Bob Byington; Songwriters in the Round in Seward; Vesper Concert Series in Omaha; the Kearney Concert... more››
September 20, 2017
As Nebraska celebrates 150th years of statehood, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian says the state’s role in forming the nation into what it is today is sometimes forgotten, but shouldn’t be. T.J. Stiles argues that Nebraska and the Great Plains were actually at center stage for some of... more››
September 15, 2017
On the September 15th program back at The Mill in Lincoln, host Genevieve Randall and guests have lively conversations about: Kelly Grey Carlisle's new memoir, "We Are All Shipwrecks," with a reading in Lincoln; Hastings Oral History Initiative's community workshops; The auction of Nebraska By... more››
September 14, 2017
American Doorstop Project’s book “A History of Nebraska Agriculture: A Life Worth Living” is by Jody L. Lamp and Melody Dobson. Dobson and Lamp talk about their book with Genevieve Randall. They’ll be in Scottsbluff at the WNAC for a book signing on 9/14/17 from 5-7 pm Mountain.

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