Humanities Desk On Demand

October 30, 2009
A fifty year-old mural in Henderson's Heartland School is getting a facelift from the original artist. Students are finding that even after fifty years, their mural is still relevant.
September 25, 2009
An historic cabin is being moved to Homestead National Monument near Beatrice. The new location will be out of the flood plain and back on the prairie where it belongs. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston visited the work site this week and prepared this progress report.
September 24, 2009
An historic cabin is being moved to Homestead National Monument near Beatrice. The new location will be out of the flood plain and back on the prairie where it belongs. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston visited the work site this week and prepared this progress report.
September 8, 2009
A North Omaha branch library was set to close for the rest of the year. Now, the Florence branch will stay open. This is a story of private money coming to the rescue of a public institution—but the last unwritten chapter may still hold some surprises. Robin Wisch reports.
September 1, 2009
Jim Hille, a retired Lincoln architect, is the catalyst behind a growing connection between Nebraskans and an effort to build houses for Gautemala's poorest. This program is soon to become an International Study/Service option for University of Nebraska Lincoln students.
August 14, 2009
People in Afghanistan will vote for their next president on August 20th. The US has increased its military presence and the Taliban has promised to disrupt voting. Earlier this year, former NPR Afghanistan correspondent Sarah Chayes was in Nebraska. In this interview with NET Radio's Jerry Johnston... more››
July 24, 2009
A new novel by the editor of a prominent literary journal is set in the Nebraska Sandhills. The main character, a young woman who loves ranching, has to build a new life after a tragic car accident. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston interviews the author, Ladette Randolph.
July 17, 2009
Hastings College Music Professor Robin Koozer talks about his hometown piano teacher and the difference piano teachers make in Nebraska's cultural life. Koozer is the scholar in residence for New Harmonies, a traveling exhibit highlighting music making in Nebraska.
July 10, 2009
July 2, 2009
Homestead National Monument near Beatrice became a courtroom for a special ceremony this past Flag Day. Twelve people raised their right hands, swore allegiance to the United States of America and became citizens. Jerry Johnston prepared this audio montage of the voices of New Americans.

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