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    • Grandmothers caring for grandchildren -- May 9, 2009

    • Humanities Desk radio history literature art religion Nebraska life grandmother grandma grandfather grandpa grandparent grandparents parent parents child children parental rights family obligation parenting gratitude
    • Many families will celebrate Mother's Day this weekend. But in over two million American homes, grandparents are the ones are getting children out of bed and ready for the day.
    • Balancing morale and morals in the USO during WWII -- May 23, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life morale moral morals USO clubs men soldier soldiers women hostess hostesses good girl girls food fun World War 2 II two WWII Winchell
    • Volunteering to dance with soldiers at USO clubs was supporting the troops. Dancing with strangers was a risk to your reputation. That was the balance that young women and the USO had to strike. Jerry Johnston reports.
    • WWII Vets reunite with people liberated from death camps -- May 30, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life veteran veterans vet vets internment death Nazi concentration camp camps honor flight memorial reunion Holocaust World War 2 II two WWII
    • Nebraska's World War II veterans have been visiting the World War II Monument in Washington courtesy of the Honor Flight program. Last weekend, there was a final reunion of the Honor Flight veterans. There was also another reunion - a small group...
    • Photographing Nebraska's Economy -- June 6, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life economy hardship recession photo picture photography journalism camera tour trip human professor job photojournalist Thorson
    • A group of UNL journalism students and their professor are touring the state looking to photograph the human side of economic changes. Jerry Johnston reports.
    • Zora Neale Hurston at Chautauqua -- June 27, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Zora Neale Hurston at Chautauqua Kansas Broken Bow Plattsmouth Great Depression folklore folklorist African-American black race civil rights movement author
    • The Kansas-Nebraska Chautauqua brought author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston to stages in Broken Bow and Plattsmouth. The overall theme for this year's Chautauqua is the Great Depression.
    • Remembering Vivian Strong -- June 20, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Remembering Vivian Strong North Omaha community African-American Black girl police officer shooting 1969 race riot Civil Rights
    • Forty years ago, North Omaha broke out in riots at the news that a 14-year-old Black girl was shot and killed by a police officer. Now, for the first time, Strong's sister talks about the events that left a permanent mark on Omaha's predominantly...
    • Voices of New Citizens -- July 4, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Voices of New Citizens Homestead National Monument Beatrice United States America citizen citizenship natualized naturalization
    • Homestead National Monument near Beatrice became a courtroom for a special ceremony this past Flag Day. Twelve people raised their right hand, swore allegiance to the United States of America, and became citizens. Jerry Johnston prepared this audio...
    • Pawnee Powwow -- July 11, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Pawnee Powwow Kearney Great River Road Archway monument Native American Indian tribe people elder elders scout scouts
    • The Pawnee were officially welcomed back to Nebraska with a powwow at the Great River Road Archway Monument in Kearney. Jerry Johnston prepared a montage of people's reaction to the event.
    • 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...
    • A Sandhills Ballad -- July 25, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life A Sandhills Ballad Randolph ranch novel
    • 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 built a new life after a tragic car accident. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston interviews the author,...
    • 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....
    • Private funds keep Omaha library open - for now -- September 5, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Private funds keep Omaha library open for now public North Florence branch
    • A North Omaha branch library was set to close for the rest of the year. Now, the Florence branch will stay open. It's a story of private money coming to the rescue of a public institution - but the last unwritten chapter may still hold some...
    • Nebraskans supporting house building in Guatemala -- August 29, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Nebraskans supporting house building in Guatemala Hille architect poor University of Nebraska Lincoln UNL
    • Jim Hille, a retired Lincoln architect, is the catalyst behind a growing connection between Nebraskans and an effort to build houses for Guatemala's poorest. The program is soon to become an International Study/Service option for University of...
    • Historic homesteader's cabin being moved -- September 19, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Historic homesteader's cabin being moved Homestead National Monument Beatrice prairie Palmer-Epard homesteader homesteaders homesteading wood
    • A historic cabin is being moved to a new location at 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,...
    • Henderson School Mural -- October 3, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Henderson School Mural Heartland original artist restoration paint painting
    • A fifty year-old mural in Henderson's Heartland School is getting a facelift from the original artist. Students are finding that even after 50 years, the mural is still relevant.
    • Nebraska couple featured in Ken Burns' documentary on the National Parks -- September 26, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life couple featured in Ken Burns' documentary on the National Parks Edward Margaret Gehrke Lincoln travel journal photo photos photography car automobile
    • Edward and Margaret Gehrke of Lincoln traveled to National Parks in the early days of the automobile. He took photos, she wrote an expressive journal. Burns draws on both to help tell the story of the impact of the National Parks on park visitors.
    • History Detective Gwendolyn Wright -- October 31, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life History Detective Gwendolyn Wright complete interview modern architecture Frank Lloyd PBS suburban design green
    • Gwendolyn Wright on being a PBS History Detective and a professor of architectural history. She also talks about Frank Lloyd Wright's influence on suburban design and green architecture.

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