Final Episodes of NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Series Focus on Youth

News Release Date: 
May 17, 2019

For Immediate Release

Final Episodes of NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Series Focus on Youth

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 17, 2019) – Issues affecting Nebraska youth are featured in the last two episodes of “Speaking of Nebraska.” The news discussion series airs at 8 p.m. CT, Thursdays on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, through June 6.

On May 30, the topic is teen suicide. Guests include Julia Hebenstreit from The Kim Foundation in Omaha and Mindy Eggert, a suicide prevention volunteer. The Kim Foundation serves as a supportive resource and compassionate voice for lives touched by mental illness and suicide. Eggert speaks to groups about losing her son to suicide and suicide prevention.

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Youth sports injuries is the topic for June 6. Guests include Dr. Dane Todd from Nebraska Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, P.C., in Lincoln and Angee Nott who coaches track and cross country and teaches English at Boys Town High School in Omaha.

Todd played fullback for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a decorated college athlete. Nott is a former UNL track athlete who was a three-time Big 12 champion and a 10-time All-American athlete.

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“Speaking of Nebraska” also airs on radio Fridays at 6:30 p.m. CT, followed by “Fresh Air.”

Each “Speaking of Nebraska” episode also features Unicameral news and updates about Nebraska’s recovery from devastating spring flooding.

For more information or to watch past episodes, visit http://netnebraska.org/speakingofnebraska.

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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.