Humanities Desk On Demand

September 2, 2015
The story of an unusual race vs airplane race at the 1915 Nebraska State Fair
August 29, 2015
Don Welch is a Nebraska poet and author, recently retired from 50 years of teaching at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He's lived most of his life with his wife Marcia in central Nebraska, where much of his work has been influenced by the natural world.
August 22, 2015
Because groundwater is so important, water quality scientists spend a lot of time studying how contaminants can get into the aquifer, deep underground. Dan Snow says growing up, he wasn't planning on being a scientist.
August 15, 2015
Ann Bleed came to Nebraska from New York in 1972. Her views on water were shaped during her more than 20 year tenure with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, holding positions including director and state hydrologist, and by her participation on negotiations for two interstate litigation... more››
August 14, 2015
On August 14th Genevieve Randall previews: Arts Weekend in Brownville with Ted Kooser; the Prairie Jazz Festival in Lincoln; the Iron Tail Gallery's new installation in Lincoln; the Lied Center's fall season in Lincoln; The Midwest Theater's fall season in Scottsbluff; the last concert by the... more››
August 8, 2015
Renee Sans Souci grew up hearing stories of sweat lodges, sun dances, and vision quests from her parents and grandparents. But she never saw any of her family's Omaha traditions until she was an adult.
July 24, 2015
On the July 24th program, Genevieve Randall previews: astronaut Clayton Anderson's new book; the 50th anniversary celebration at the Neihardt Center in Bancroft; TADA Theatre's next play in Lincoln; a new exhibit at MONA in Kearney; author James Hewitt's new book; the Crane River Theater's new... more››
July 17, 2015
On the July 17th program, Genevieve Randall previews: the First Flight Festival in Lincoln; Steven Hendricks' new novel; the Strategic Air & Space Museum's summer exhibits; a fiddle contest in Crawford; Ralston Community Theatre's new production; the Stuhr Museum's grand reopening; the Beatrice... more››
June 27, 2015
Tiauna Lewis didn't like poetry until she learned about slam poetry.
June 27, 2015
School is where a lot of people are first exposed to poetry. That first experience with poetry can shade a person's love - or hate - of poetry for a lifetime.

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