This week on Friday Live, from the CRANE MEADOWS NATURE CENTER (just off I-80 exit 305 between Grand Island and Kearney), Mike Melnick and Ted Schroder chat about the recently re-opened center, which has just begun its seasonal observation tours of the migrating cranes on the Platte River.
It's also a perfect time for the new NET Television cranes documentary, CRANE SONG, with two public premieres in Grand Island and Kearney this weekend before its statewide broadcast. We chat with producer Perry Stoner and cinematographer Ralph Hammack, as well as nature photgrapher and documentary contributor Michael Forseberg, whose photo book, ON ANCIENT WINGS, captures the essence of this noble bird.
Also, Martha Paulsen from the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island invites everyone to the Stuhr's annual crane art show, WINGS OVER THE PLATTE.
And, enjoy live music from Kearney's Celtic group THE WILD CLOVER BAND and singer-songwriter TODD BROWN from Robin Harrell's THE LISTENING ROOM in Hastings.
We also check in with conductor Ed Polochik and flute soloist John Bailey for the next Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra concert. All that, some poetry from William Kloefkorn and a statewide arts calendar on this week's Friday Live.