Events 150 years ago shaped today's Nebraska: The Emancipation Proclamation, the Homestead Act, Morrill Act and Pacific Railway Act. University of Nebraska Lincoln Historian Will Thomas gives a brief overview of the influence of those events in 1862.
Humanities Desk On Demand
January 19, 2012
December 10, 2011
The well known Chiara String Quartet performed at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach recently. The performance raised questions about the necessity of fine art and the unwritten rules of the concert hall.
October 14, 2011
Eric Foner’s book describes Lincoln’s changing strategy for ending slavery. Foner delivers the 2011 Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities.
October 14, 2011
The film "The Whistleblower" tells the story of an American woman working in Bosnia as a peacekeeper, who tries to intervene in the trafficking of young girls for prostitution. The story's main character is based on Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Lincoln Police Officer. In this interview with NET Radio... more››
October 1, 2011
Eric Foner's book describes Lincoln's changing strategy for ending slavery. Foner delivers the 2011 Governor's Lecture in the Humanities.
September 16, 2011
When Broken Bow native Katie Farritor started digging into her family history, she found connections to homesteading, photographer Solomon Butcher and a great-great-grandfather who thought Butcher was charging too much for a family portrait.
September 3, 2011
College freshmen are looking at employment after graduation, but the present weak jobs outlook is influencing their decisions.
August 26, 2011
The headlines from Libya have centered on military matters—but to get some insight on daily life in Libya, we talked with a Nebraskan who lived there recently. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston talked to Erin Cederlind who grew up in Grand Island, and now lives in Washington DC.
August 13, 2011
The home Willa Cather's parents lived in, and Cather visited during her adult years, is now the property of the Willa Cather Foundation.
July 29, 2011
Hastings hosts the second annual Nebraska Christian Music Festival. The musical styles will vary from Hard Rock to Acoustic Country—and as NET Radio's Jerry Johnston reports, that reflects the variety of one of the largest segments of the music business.