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    • All About Books: May 28, 2009

    • All About Books book literature reading review audio radio Stephen Young Fool's Paradise Players Poseurs Culture Excess South Beach Gaines Book Dead Philosophers Critchley Enchanted Hunters Power Stories Childhood Tatar
    • Otis Young kicks back with Steven Gaines' 'Fool's Paradise: Players, Poseurs, and the Culture of Excess in South Beach,' which takes readers on a tour of the decadent lifestyles and (in)famous people making up the Florida city. Charles Stephen...
    • Ragtime Cabaret: 'Whittling Remus'

    • Ragtime Cabaret video television tv segment clip dualformat audio Whittling Remus Oliva music piano American America midwest 1800 1800s late nineteenth 19th early twentieth 20th century African Africa European Europe culture composition Joplin...
    • Jack Oliva discusses the heritage of Ragtime and plays 'Whittling Remus' by Thomas Broady.
    • Ragtime Cabaret: 'Sunburst Rag'

    • Ragtime Cabaret video television tv segment clip dualformat audio Sunburst Rag Oliva music piano American America midwest 1800 1800s late nineteenth 19th early twentieth 20th century African Africa European Europe culture composition Joplin rhythm...
    • Jack Oliva plays 'Sunburst Rag' by James Scott.
    • Ragtime Cabaret: 'Elite Syncopations'

    • Ragtime Cabaret audio television tv segment clip Elite Syncopations Oliva music piano American America midwest 1800 1800s late nineteenth 19th early twentieth 20th century African Africa European Europe culture composition Joplin rhythm syncopated...
    • Jack Oliva plays 'Elite Syncopations' by Scott Joplin.
    • Ragtime Cabaret: 'Euphonic Sounds'

    • Ragtime Cabaret video television tv segment clip dualformat audio Euphonic Sounds Oliva music piano American America midwest 1800 1800s late nineteenth 19th early twentieth 20th century African Africa European Europe culture composition Joplin...
    • Jack Oliva plays 'Euphonic Sounds' by Scott Joplin.
    • Ragtime Cabaret: 'Mississippi Rag'

    • Ragtime Cabaret audio television tv segment clip Mississippi Rag Oliva music piano American America midwest 1800 1800s late nineteenth 19th early twentieth 20th century African Africa European Europe culture composition Joplin rhythm syncopated...
    • Jack Oliva plays 'Mississippi Rag' by W.H. Krell.
    • Piano Teachers Remembered -- July 18, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Piano Teachers Remembered Hastings College music professor Koozer culture exhibit
    • 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 travelling exhibit highlighting music...
    • Sarah Chayes on Tribal Culture in Afghanistan -- August 15, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Sarah Chayes on Tribal Culture in Afghanistan NPR reporter soap soapmaking E.N. Thompson Forum U.S. policy
    • People in Afghanistan will vote for their next president on 8/20/09. 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....
    • All About Books: April 1, 2010

    • All About Books audio radio book literature reading review author Stephen Griffith Travel as a Political Act Steves Churchill's Bunker The Cabinet War Rooms and Culture of Secrecy in Wartime London Holmes Great Britain United Kingdom UK World War...
    • Guest reviewer Rev. Stephen Griffith opens up 'Travel as a Political Act' by PBS travel host Rick Steves, which invites travelers to not just enjoy their excursions, but also learn from them. Charles Stephen delves into 'Churchill's Bunker: The...
    • Art Treasures of Nebraska: Le Cannibale Moderniste (1999) by Enrique Chagoya

    • Art Treasures of Nebraska Le Cannibale Moderniste 1999 by Enrique Chagoya video television tv segment clip Sheldon Memorial Gallery Lincoln treasure modern cannibal North America Mexico Native American Indian Nahuatl Aztec European Asian culture...
    • At Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, culture clash is the overriding theme of Enrique Chagoya's Le Cannibale Moderniste.
    • Art Treasures of Nebraska: Portrait of a Young Man (1960) by Aaron Douglas

    • Art Treasures of Nebraska Portrait of a Young Man 1960 by Aaron Douglas video television tv segment clip Museum MONA Kearney treasure New York Harlem black African-American African American life history culture renaissance charcoal on paper 1900s...
    • At the Museum of Nebraska Art, Portrait of a Young Man provides a glimpse into the trailblazing art of Aaron Douglas.
    • Great Plains Great Books: 'Lakota Star Knowledge: Studies in Lakota Stellar Theology'

    • Great Plains Great Books Lakota Star Knowledge Studies Stellar Theology Native American Indian tribe tribal culture constellation Ronald Goodman
    • Written in collaboration with Lakota academicians and tribal historians and after years of study and discussion with tribal elders, this monograph is an especially good example of the crucially important role tribal colleges are playing in cultural...
    • Lakota language has new dictionary -- July 28, 2008

    • Humanities Desk radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Lakota language dictionary Native American Indian tribe Sioux culture heritage South Dakota define definitions Black Bear Jr. Takes War Bonnet Looking Elk Holy Rock
    • A new dictionary of the Lakota language just hit the bookshelves. The dictionary's editors hope the twenty thousand words and definitions will help keep the native Sioux language alive. South Dakota Public Radio's Charles Michael Ray reports.
    • Photos tell story of Blacks in Lincoln 1910-1925 -- August 18, 2008

    • Humanities Desk radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Lincoln photos photo photograph picture pictures African-American black blacks culture photographer Johnson Keister McWilliams 1910 1925
    • Forty years ago, a couple of boxes of photo negatives sold for $15 at a garage sale. The pictures turned out to be a historical goldmine. Deciding that John Johnson was the photographer is a change from previous scholarship. At one time, the...
    • All About Books: October 16, 2008

    • All About Books book literature reading review Stephen Young Dark Side Inside Story War Terror Turned American Ideals Mayer Between Lines View Politics People Culture Alter
    • Charles Stephen illuminates 'The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals' by Jane Mayer, an account of how abuse and torture of prisoners became the policy of the U.S. Government. Otis Young reads...
    • All About Books: January 8, 2009

    • All About Books book literature reading review Stephen Young Dreaming English Renaissance Politics Desire Court Culture Levin
    • Charles Stephen interviews UNL Professor Carole Levin about her new book 'Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture.'
    • Sarah Chayes complete interview -- March 9, 2009

    • Humanities Desk radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Chayes NPR reporter Afghanistan soap soapmaking E.N. Thompson Forum tribal culture U.S. policy
    • 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 opinions...

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