Humanities Desk On Demand

January 26, 2018
On the January 26th Friday LIVE, join host Genevieve Randall and guests for lively conversations about: Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music's concert featuring the Attacca String Quartet; Yorkshire Playhouse's production of "Wait Until Dark;" new exhibitions at MONA in Kearney; MET Opera auditions in... more››
January 24, 2018
We’ve probably all heard the predictions, that in the current disruptive internet and digital age, traditional public libraries don’t have much of a future. They’ve heard it too, but instead of panicking, they’ve adapted and modified their mission. Public libraries in Nebraska are changing their... more››
January 19, 2018
On the January 19th Friday LIVE, join host Genevieve Randall and guests for lively conversations about: the publication of Willa Cather's letters; Portland Cello Project in Scottsbluff; the next concert by Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra; Lincoln Organ Showcase's concert; current shows at... more››
January 12, 2018
On the January 12th "Friday LIVE," host Genevieve Randall and guests had lively conversations about: "One Room: Millions of Memories Film Festival" at Homestead National Monument of America; The String Beans new album, their 11th, called "Kiss A Fish;" the Chiara String Quartet's concert at UNL; Dr... more››
January 12, 2018
In an old building just off 24th street in historic South Omaha, there’s a good chance you’ll find a self-described “fast-talking Polish guy” doing his best to save the legacy of the neighborhood where he’s spent most of his life. He’s opened a museum, a modest tribute to a part of Omaha that’s... more››
January 3, 2018
Writer Britny Cordera is a living anachronism. Dressed in retro clothing from secondhand stores, she is a frequent site on the sidewalks of Omaha’s Old Market. Her writing tool is secondhand as well. She uses a 1904 Corona typewriter to write poetry on request, delivering catharsis to all who seek... more››
December 22, 2017
On the December 22nd Friday LIVE Solstice and Christmas Special: Coro di Flauti flute choir performs; State Poet Twyla Hansen reads her poetry; Bob Hall reads a soldiers memories of a Christmas at Fort Robinson, provided by Nebraska History Museum and Nebraska State Historical Society; guitarist... more››
December 12, 2017
You might not guess it, but Nebraska took in more refugees per capita than any other state last year. For one particular group, Lincoln has become its de facto capital in the U-S, a safe place for people displaced by religious and ethnic persecution. Now, several thousand Yazidi refugees see... more››
November 29, 2017
After nearly a year of major renovations, the historic Dundee Theater in Omaha is set to re-open later today. Built in 1925, it’s been a nearly constant part of the community for almost a century, and with more than $7 million in upgrades, could be around for a lot longer.
November 20, 2017
T.J. Stiles, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, delivered the 2017 Nebraska Governor's Lecture in the Humanities on October 3rd, 2017.