The phrase “life is full of surprises” isn’t lost on Margaret Berry. During a typical morning commute to work she was struck by an oncoming truck. The accident nearly ended her life. During her recovery she decided to become an artist. Ten years after her full recovery, Margaret is on the leading edge of the encaustic art movement. It’s hot wax that makes very cool art.
“Great Bison Kill”
The sudden death of a large bison herd that roamed the plains of Nebraska 10,000 years ago still puzzles scientists. Travel to the Hudson-Meng Bison Bonebed (Crawford) in this excerpt from NET Television’s documentary Restless Prairie (1996) to learn what paleontologists think may have caused the herds’ untimely demise.
“Betty’s One Room School”
Just what makes a woman impulsively decide to buy a one room school? For Betty Stukenholtz it was an overwhelming desire to preserve the memories of the little country school that educated her and many other Otoe county children for over 100 years.
“An Interview with Mari Sandoz”
From NET's archives we feature Ron Hull introducing a clip from an interview with famous Nebraska writer Mari Sandoz. Hull shared that Sandoz told him she would, "rather face a rattlesnake than those cameras.” Taped in our studios in 1961, enjoy this excerpt from “Past, Present, Future.”
“The Wide Mizzoura”
Enjoy music of another era performed on the stage of the Merryman Theatre of Performing Arts (Kearney) by musical quartet, Mike Adams & the Sandtones.