NET Airs ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Special on Economic Development

News Release Date: 
December 5, 2019

For Immediate Release

NET Airs ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Special on Economic Development

LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 5, 2019) – Economic development will be the focus of a special episode of “Speaking of Nebraska,” at 7:30 p.m. CT, Friday, Dec. 20 on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

NET News reporter Fred Knapp will host the program which will consider several questions including tax incentives, rural development and how to attract and retain young people in Nebraska.

Two experts in the theory and practice of economic development will be guests on the program, along with two Nebraska state senators with key roles in legislature related to the issue.

Guests include:

-- Renee Fry, Open Sky Policy Institute, Lincoln

-- Dave Rippe, Queen City Development Company, Hastings

-- Senator Mark Kolterman, Seward (District 24)

-- Senator Curt Friesen, Henderson (District 34)

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“Speaking of Nebraska” also airs on radio at 6:30 p.m. CT, Friday, Dec. 20, and will repeat on television at 7 p.m. CT, Thursday, Dec. 26 and Noon CT, Sunday, Dec. 29.

For more information or to watch past episodes, visit

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