Humanities Desk On Demand

March 16, 2009
Mark Wilkens was the only American who remained in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. He is the first in a Lincoln Public School series of speakers on the topic of genocide.
March 9, 2009
Sarah Chayes was an NPR reporter in Afghanistan during the 2001 attack and overthrow of the Taliban. Then she left NPR to do relief work there. In this interview with NET Radio's Jerry Johnston, she explains her decision to leave NPR, her opinion of the Obama administration's approach to... more››
March 9, 2009
Sarah Chayes has been living and working in Kandahar, Afghanistan since 2001, when she covered the fall of the Taliban for National Public Radio. In 2002 she left journalism to help rebuild the shattered country whose fate will help determine the shape of the 21st century. In an interview before... more››
March 9, 2009
Sarah Chayes was an NPR reporter in Afghanistan during the 2001 attack and overthrow of the Taliban. Then she left NPR to do relief work there. In this portion of her interview with NET Radio's Jerry Johnston, she describes the complicated allegiances of tribal membership and national identity.
March 9, 2009
An officer in the Nebraska National Guard is training to be the first Muslim Chaplain in the Guard's history. Jerry Johnston has this profile.
February 19, 2009
This month is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is marking the event with a series of lectures exploring the impact of Darwin's Theory of Evolution on science, religion and society. Dan Crawford, senior lecturer in the Classics and Religious... more››
February 16, 2009
It's a big week for Lincoln, Nebraska—the biggest city named for our 16th President. A week-long commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth is underway. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin caps off the celebration with a Sunday evening lecture at the Lied Center. Her Pulitzer... more››
February 10, 2009
Nebraska's first two capitol buildings were built on the cheap and quickly fell into disrepair. As they say, the third time is the charm. Jerry Johnston reports. Visit http://www.bisonwerks.com/ for more on Lee Lawrie and Greg Harm's book "Lee Lawrie's Prairie Deco." Visit http://www.capitol.org... more››
February 2, 2009
He's big, he's brass, and he is Nebraska's most famous sculpture—The Sower. But the man who created The Sower would be happy that very few people know his name. Jerry Johnston reports. For more on Lawrie, and more on Greg Harm's research and book, please visit http://www.Bisonwerks.com.
January 13, 2009
For more on UNL's efforts to keep Nebraska's Czech heritage alive, please visit http://www.unl.edu/Czechheritage.

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