NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Returns In October

News Release Date: 
September 19, 2019

For Immediate Release

NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Returns In October

LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 19, 2019) – “Speaking of Nebraska” returns to NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, for four weeks, beginning Oct. 3. The in-depth discussion series features insightful conversations with experts about issues that are important to Nebraskans.

“Speaking of Nebraska” will air on television Thursday nights at 8 p.m. CT and repeats Fridays at 7:30 p.m. CT on NET. The series will also air on radio Fridays at 6:30 p.m. CT, beginning Oct. 4, followed by “Fresh Air.” NET News Director Dennis Kellogg will host the series.

Scheduled topics and guests include:                     

Oct. 3 – Long-term flooding recovery with Col. Connie Johnson-Cage, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer for Nebraska and Elizabeth Troyer-Miller, Heartland Disaster Recovery Group

Oct. 10 – Mental health reform with Sheri Dawson, Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health and Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine, Western Nebraska Behavioral Health

Oct. 17 – Rural drug use with Kirk Dombrowski, Rural Drug Addition Research Center and Tommy Newcombe, Behavioral Health Region 4

Oct. 24 – Future of Nebraska libraries with JoAnn McManus, Nebraska Library Commission and Sarah Johnson, Geneva Public Library

For more information or to watch past episodes, visit

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521,

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