Humanities Desk On Demand

June 19, 2013
Storytelling is present in daily conversations, classrooms, and at events like the Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival recently held in McCook. Ariana Brocious of NET News reports on the continued relevance and importance of storytelling, especially for children’s education.
June 5, 2013
The one hundredth anniversary of a change in law allowing baseball to be played legally on Sunday in Nebraska.
May 16, 2013
Holocaust education teachers try to adapt as more and more Holocaust Survivors die and take their first hand accounts of the tragedy they suffered at the hands of the Nazis with them.
May 3, 2013
Facebook C-E-O Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, has been sitting atop the New York Times Best Seller list for the past 6 weeks. She uses personal stories to encourage women to take risks and to be leaders. This weekend we have an essay from NET Television’s Christine Lesiak (LAY-shack) who tells us... more››
April 24, 2013
A new book tells the story of Depression era murals in Nebraska post offices.
April 18, 2013
Despite increasing expenses and declining revenue, the Hastings Symphony Orchestra is working to extend its 87-year classical music tradition.
April 17, 2013
A new book released yesterday upends decades of secrecy surrounding the correspondence of famed Nebraska author Willa Cather. Before, scholars weren’t even allowed to quote from her letters …. now, anyone and everyone can explore her most intimate words.
March 20, 2013
Tornado forecasting and preparedness, past and present; part three of Devil Clouds: Tornadoes Strike Nebraska series
March 19, 2013
Part one of Devil Clouds: Tornadoes Strike Nebraska series, a look back at the deadliest tornado outbreak in Nebraska history
March 19, 2013
Part 3 of Devil Clouds: Tornadoes Strike Nebraska series, interview with producer Mike Tobias about Devil Clouds: Tornadoes Strike Nebraska documentary