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    • Nebraska Stories: Episode 101 (Full Program)

    • Nebraska Stories Episode 1 video television tv full program episode special magazine Bucklin Artist Grimm Vanderpool Lieutenant Colonel Lt Col Adams Lane Cattle Rancher Foreman Nation Maddux Sibbit Historian Carter Poet Laureate Ted Kooser Lavicky...
    • This episode includes: Fantasia in Clay, Cowgirl Up, Nebraska's Tuskegee Heroes, The Blizzard of 1949, Two Convicts in a Haystack, and Blizzard Voices of 1888.
    • Nebraska Stories: Cowgirl Up (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Cowgirl Up video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Vanderpool Elliot Reed NE story Great Plains Greenwood state people contemporary idea ideas life IGRA International Gay Rodeo Association female women women's...
    • Segment from Episode 1
      The story of Tina Vanderpool, a bronc- and bull-rider. Vanderpool came late to the sport of rodeo, but works hard to improve her skills and fearlessly throw her hat in the rodeo ring.
    • Nebraska Stories: The Blizzard of 1949 (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories The Blizzard of 1949 video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Cattle Rancher Foreman Nation Maddux Sibbit Historian Carter NE story Great Plains state people history historic historical event events life snow storm...
    • Segment from Episode 1
      Like the Dust Bowl, with its blinding black winds that lasted for years, or the biblical plague of locusts, the 1949 blizzard raged from January through the spring. The monumental drifts it left in its wake finally...
    • Nebraska Stories: Nebraska's Tuskegee Heroes (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Nebraska's Tuskegee Heroes video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Colonel Lt Col Adams Lane NE story Great Plains Alabama state people history historic historical idea ideas event events life African-American...
    • Segment from Episode 1
      Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military. But in 1941, an Army Air Forces (formerly Army Air Corps) program was started in Tuskegee, Alabama to train African Americans to fly and...
    • Nebraska Stories: Blizzard Voices of 1888 (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Blizzard Voices of 1888 video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Poet Laureate Ted Kooser NE story The Great Plains Dakota Kansas Territory state people history historic historical event events life snow storm...
    • Segment from Episode 1
      Nebraska poet and essayist, Ted Kooser, the 13th U.S. Poet Laureate, reads from his collection of poems recording the devastation unleashed on the Great Plains by the Jan. 12, 1888 blizzard. The Blizzard Voices is based on...
    • Nebraska Stories: Fantasia in Clay (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Fantasia in Clay video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Artist Grimm NE story Great Plains Lincoln Halle East Germany state art artists people contemporary idea ideas life sculpture sculptures statue statues...
    • Segment from Episode 1
      Gerit Grimm was born and raised in Germany. Her exposure to the culture of the United States was gained solely through viewing American cinema. The act of joining this American lifestyle, bridging the gap between movie...
    • Nebraska Stories: Two Convicts in a Haystack (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Two Convicts in a Haystack video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Poet Laureate Ted Kooser Lavicky Hrnicek NE story Great Plains Dwight Lincoln state people history historic historical event events life blizzard...
    • Segment from Episode 1
      A story told by Ted Kooser (Garland, NE), John Lavicky, and Herb Hrnicek (Dwight, NE). In one of the many snow storms that struck the Great Plains in 1949, two convicts of the penitentiary in Lincoln escaped and walked to...
    • 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...
    • Nebraska Stories: Gerit Grimm at Work (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Gerit Grimm at Work video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Artist NE story Great Plains Lincoln Halle East Germany state art artists people contemporary idea ideas life sculpture sculptures statue statues...
    • Web exclusive for Episode 1
      Gerit Grimm, artist featured in 'Fantasia in Clay,' fashions the pieces for a clay figurine.
    • 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....

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