Humanities Desk On Demand

September 8, 2017
On the September 8th program from the Whitcomb Lee Conservatory at Doane University in Crete, host Genevieve Randall and guests had lively conversations about: The Lark in Hastings with Robin Harrell; music and theatre at Doane University with Rob McKircher, Joel Egger, and Kurt Runestad; TEDx... more››
September 1, 2017
On the September 1st program, host Genevieve Randall and guests have lively conversations about: Craig Roper's exhibition at Iron Tail Gallery in Lincoln; the Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music's season opener with the Spektral String Quartet; the Sheldon Statewide exhibition; the Norfolk Arts Center... more››
August 31, 2017
As Nebraska continues its 150th birthday celebration this year, another staple of Midwestern life is even older. The Nebraska State Fair, which ends on Monday, has been around since 1859, eight years before the territory actually became a state. It’s fair to say the State Fair has a rich and... more››
August 25, 2017
On the August 25th program, host Genevieve Randall and guests had lively conversations about: the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music with new director Sergio Ruiz; the Lux Center for the Arts in Lincoln with executive director Susan Wood; the Greek Festival in Lincoln with Paul Barnes; the Ross Media... more››
August 24, 2017
In Springfield, Missouri, a residential neighborhood lined with painted utility poles is becoming a new destination for artists. The poles display work ranging from love of nature to community pride, and help outline the Moon City Creative District’s 10 square blocks.
August 22, 2017
A decade-old idea to have three very different religions share one piece of land in Omaha is now a lot closer to reality. The parts of a rare interfaith partnership are quickly coming together as members of three congregations embark on an ambitious religious experiment.
August 10, 2017
The Prairie Arts Center in North Platte has Eclipse Events. Executive Director Holly Carlini tells us about it.
August 4, 2017
On the August 4th program, host Genevieve Randall and guests have lively conversations about: Poet Ted Kooser's reading on August 12th at the Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum in Clarinda, Iowa; Czech Days in Wilbur this weekend; Hear Lincoln Concert Series; TADA's production of "Smokey Joe's Cafe" in... more››
August 3, 2017
The Nebraska Storytelling Festival (a Nebraska Sesquicentennial event) will be held at Ponca State Park from August 6-8. The festival will allow guests to explore Nebraska history and the art of storytelling through presentations by more than 15 accomplished Nebraska authors, including Nebraska... more››
August 2, 2017
A huge mural that covers the entire side of a downtown Omaha building is getting a facelift eight years after it was completed. A faulty sealant was causing the massive outdoor painting to develop a cloudy white film that dulled its bright colors. A team of artists is now hard at work, getting what... more››