Heavican on Premiere Episode of NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska"

News Release Date: 
April 10, 2019

For Immediate Release

Heavican on Premiere Episode of NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 10, 2019) – Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican sits down with NET News Director Dennis Kellogg in the premiere episode of “Speaking of Nebraska,” airing at 8:30 p.m. CT, Thursday, April 18 on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

Heavican has served as the chief justice 13 years. During the interview, he offers his thoughts on a variety of issues related to the state courts, including the success of new problem-solving courts such as drug courts which offer demanding programs for offenders, but allow them to avoid prison.

While addressing issues currently facing our judicial system and other challenges the system will encounter in the future, Heavican also speaks about funding for the judicial branch and his own future on the bench. 

“Speaking of Nebraska” will air on television Thursday nights on NET. On April 18 and 25, it will air at 8:30 p.m. CT, following “Nebraska Stories.” Beginning May 2 and continuing through June 6, it will air at 8 p.m. CT on NET. The series will also air on radio every Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT, beginning April 19, followed by “Fresh Air.”

Scheduled topics include:

April 18 – Nebraska Supreme Court with Chief Justice Mike Heavican

April 25 – Yazidi refugees in Nebraska with U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry

May 2 – Nebraska’s farm economy

May 9 – University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s history and future with Chancellor Ronnie Green

May 16 – The impact of flooding in Nebraska

May 23 – Tourism                    

May 30 – Teen suicide

June 6 – Youth sports and injuries

Each “Speaking of Nebraska” episode will feature 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.