NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Covers Pandemic’s Impact on Economy, Education

News Release Date: 
January 5, 2021

For Immediate Release

NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Covers Pandemic’s Impact on Economy, Education

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 5, 2021) – The news series “Speaking of Nebraska” returns to NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, with new episodes covering issues important to the state.

The series premieres at 7 p.m. CT, Thursday, Jan. 14, with an update on COVID-19 in Nebraska from infections disease specialists and a hospital administrator. NET News Director Dennis Kellogg will be the host.

The eight-episode series includes discussions about the pandemic’s impact on the economy and education, and a look at the gambling initiatives approved by voters in the recent election. Other topics will include racial equality and minority experiences in Nebraska, as well as food security and food deserts.

“Speaking of Nebraska” airs on television Thursdays at 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 4) on NET, repeating Fridays at 7:30 p.m. CT and Sundays at Noon CT on NET. It also airs at Thursdays at 10 p.m. CT on NET World.

The news series airs on radio Fridays at 6:30 p.m. CT (6 p.m. CT on Friday, Feb. 25).

Watch past episodes of “Speaking of Nebraska” and review the topics for the series at

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