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Enjoy NOW!!!   The Best of Nebraska Stories

This edition features good cooks, legendary people & mysterious places.

This extended length episode samples stories from our first five seasons and features seven stories from across the state.  From Morse Bluff, we meet the “Kolache Queen” whose Czech treats have delighted people across the globe and Lincoln’s “Johnny Salsa” as he delivers his homemade salsa by bike.  In Omaha, we show the surprising thing that happens when a piano appears unexpectedly in city parks and we follow the year-long process from clay to bronze as an Omaha sculptor immortalizes baseball legend Bob Gibson. Finally, we visit a hotel in Crofton “haunted” by memories of the past and we head west to the unique landscape of the Wildcat Hills.

The Best of Nebraska Stories

This extended length episode features seven stories from across the state. From Morse Bluff, we meet the "Kolache Queen" whose Czech treats have delighted people across the globe and Lincoln's "Johnny Salsa" as he delivers his... more››
In the town of Morse Bluff lives royalty. In fact, some call her the queen—the Kolache Queen. Nadine Racek has baked as many as 1500 kolaches in one order and at age 84 it doesn’t look like she’ll stop any time soon.
This segment of Nebraska Stories features Johnny Davis and his homemade, hot selling salsa.
As part of an international experiment Omaha artists decorate pianos, which are then rolled out around the city, resulting in impromptu street concerts with all types of music. We feature some of these performances--some good,... more››
In this segment of Nebraska Stories former Major League Baseball player Bob Gibson is honored in bronze.
A British aerial photography team spent 10 days capturing Nebraska from above. In this sneak preview of an upcoming NET Television Special, Nebraska's magnificent land and sky are set to the words of former U.S. Poet Laureate... more››
We visit the century-old Argo Hotel in the Northeastern Nebraska town of Crofton. In 1911, this so-called "modern hotel" with electricity and running water was also home to a few ghosts and even a famous Hollywood starlet.... more››
In a state known for its flat land, the Wildcat Hills in western Nebraska provides a dramatic alternative. The landscape is a unique co-existence of prairie and mountain ecosystems, featuring beautiful rolling hills, rocky... more››

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WILD RIDE Wheels...ride...puddle jumper...Detroit glitz. From basic to luxury, cars are deep-seated in our culture. In this... more››
KEEPING THE GRAND...GRAND The 75-year-old Grand Theater, built in the glory days of cinema, has been fully restored to former art... more››
WILDCAT HILLS. In a state known for its flat land, the Wildcat Hills in western Nebraska provides a dramatic alternative. The... more››
SHAKESPEARE & THE WILD WEST You've heard of Shakespeare in Love? We follow Nebraska Shakespeare to Valentine, the heart of... more››
DAY OF THE DEAD. Dia de los Muertos is, above all, a celebration of life. Come with us to the Sheldon Museum of Art and the... more››
This episode of Nebraska Stories features Johnny Davis and his homemade, hot selling salsa; former Major League Baseball player... more››