Equestrian Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury Featured in ‘Nebraska Stories’ Episode

News Release Date: 
March 17, 2021

For Immediate Release

Equestrian Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury Featured in ‘Nebraska Stories’ Episode

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 17, 2021) – “Nebraska Stories” continues in April on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations. The April 15 episode features a story about a horseback ride at Mount Michael Abbey in Elkhorn that nearly ended in tragedy when Ginger Theisen’s horse stumbled and fell on her. The accident plunged the equestrian into a coma, sending her on a miraculous journey of recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

Ginger TheisenApril “Nebraska Stories” episodes air at 8 p.m. CT, Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 29 on NET.

The second of two episodes airing on Thursday, April 29, at 8:30 p.m. CT on NET, is the season finale of the series. Focusing on the pandemic, “Nebraska Stories: When the World Changed” features two Wahoo natives who fought virus boredom by visiting all of Nebraska’s 531 towns, a story on the parallels between the 1918 flu and coronavirus pandemics and essays that reveal how pandemics transform us. 

Thursday, April 1 at 8 p.m. CT

“Cindy Chinn” – An artist transforms an old Chester school building into her studio.

“Chadron Fire Recovery” – Farmers and foresters preserve Nebraska’s Pine Ridge Country.

“Never Forget” – Omaha students learn about the Holocaust through music and art.

“The Sound of Things” – A sculptor and musician turns objects into innovative instruments.

Thursday, April 8 at 8 p.m. CT

“Taylor Villagers” – Meet the artful characters of the village of Taylor.

“A Day in Fontenelle Forest” – Visit Omaha’s popular nature center.

“Trail Ride” – Enjoy the scenic Wildcat Hills by horseback.

“Statue on the Hill” – Chief Standing Bear once again looks over the homeland of his people.

“Toadstool” – Visit one of America’s top ten places to hike.

“High Noon in Winnetoon” – A recreation of old Winnetoon takes visitors back in time.

Thursday, April 15 at 8 p.m. CT

“Ginger’s Labyrinth” – A equestrian’s miraculous recovery from traumatic brain injury.

“Capitol Fountains” – The installation of courtyard fountains completes the State Capitol.

“Les Vilda” – Meet a Wilber man who’s been running for president since 2007.

“Newton’s Apple Tree” – A tree in Lincoln with ties to Sir Issac Newton’s theory of gravity.

“Cemetery Walkway” – A historic walkway bridges the town of Nelson to its cemetery.

Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. CT

“The Grand Dame of Raptor Rehab” – Helping raptors and releasing them back into the wild. 

“Return of the Pawnees” – Through a gift of land, the Pawnee return to their ancestral home.

“Where Time Slows Down” – Little Alston reveals his vision of author Willa Cather.

Enjoyed by viewers across the state for its stories about history, hidden places and interesting people, “Nebraska Stories” explores the art, nature, food, science, history and the people who make Nebraska special.

“Nebraska Stories” is funded in part by the Nebraska Tourism Commission, Nebraska 811 and the Margaret and Martha Thomas Foundation.

The series is on Facebook, the NET Nebraska App and netNebraska.org/nebraskastories.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521, krogers@netNebraska.org


NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.