NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Series Offers Thought-Provoking Journalism

News Release Date: 
April 4, 2019

For Immediate Release

NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Series Offers Thought-Provoking Journalism

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 4, 2019) – “Speaking of Nebraska” returns to NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, for an eight-week run beginning April 18. The discussion series offers insightful discussion with experts about issues that are important to Nebraskans.

Speaking of Nebraska Thu 8:30pm NET & Fri 6:30 NET Radio

“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 2 – Youth sports and injuries

NET News Director Dennis Kellogg will host the series. Each “Speaking of Nebraska” episode will feature Unicameral updates from NET News Legislative Reporter Fred Knapp, as well as a weekly update about Nebraska’s recovery from devastating spring flooding.

For more information or to watch past episodes, visit

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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