Humanities Desk On Demand

March 3, 2016
Genevieve Randall talks with the director and two cast members from the University Theatre production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit." They are: Virginia Smith, director; Hunter Mruz, the leading male character Charles; and Brenna Hill, as Ruth, Charles' living wife.
February 26, 2016
The Volland Store is not a store but an art gallery surrounded by ranchland in Kansas. After a preservationist saved the long-empty building that used to house the area's general store and started putting on art exhibitions, it once again became a community gathering place.
February 20, 2016
The story of black Muslims in the U.S. is as old as the story of its founding. But much of it is forgotten - a lapse that can make room for falsehoods and fear. As Robyn Murray reports, some attending an event at the University of Nebraska Omaha are working to weave the stories together again and... more››
February 19, 2016
Hear more interesting conversations about the arts and humanities in Nebraska on this week's program. On February 19th, Genevieve Randall previews: the Governor's Arts Awards; the Irish-American band Solas in Lincoln; the Lincoln Music Teachers Association's "Baroque Ball" event; events at the... more››
February 19, 2016
Students through the years have their volunteered their time to keep a local performing arts enterprise operating in Kirksville, Missouri. This story is part of our Artland series.
February 12, 2016
Bartlesville, Oklahoma used to be an oil and gas town. Now the small town attracts people from across the world for its unique architecture. This story is part of our Artland collaboration with other public media stations from across the Midwest.
February 5, 2016
An increase in motorcycle rider tourism in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is having a negative effect on the art economy according to some art dealers in the town.
January 18, 2016
The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments tomorrow in a case pitting the Omaha Indian Nation against the Village of Pender and the State of Nebraska.
December 26, 2015
Whether you are a contractor, a nurse or a librarian, your work may come to define you. You might even introduce yourself that way at a Christmas party. As a whole, an entire national identity can be defined by its workers. As Robyn Murray reports, a new exhibit touring Nebraska from the... more››
December 18, 2015
Gerald Dickens has spent the last twenty years touring England and the U.S. bringing his great great grandfather's characters to life. At an event presented by the Douglas County Historical Society in Omaha, Dickens performed a one-man-show adaptation of A Christmas Carol - switching back and forth... more››