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A weekly audio special that looks at life and culture in Nebraska through history, literature, religion, and art.

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A weekly audio special that looks at life and culture in Nebraska through history, literature, religion, and art.

    Virtual Chautauqua to Begin Thursday After In-Person Event in Ashland Delayed

    Virtual Chautauqua to Begin Thursday After In-Person Event in Ashland Delayed

    The pandemic has caused a change in what was supposed to be an in-person Nebraska Chautauqua this week in Ashland. Chautauquas are educational gatherings popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that have been continued in Nebraska. This year’s abbreviated Chautauqua has been moved online a...

    Survivors Share Stories Of Trauma In New Lincoln Play

    Survivors Share Stories Of Trauma In New Lincoln Play

    A new play opening tonight at the Lied Center in Lincoln is a combination of sharing stories of trauma and a full theatrical production. The people sharing their stories say they found healing in the 10 month process of shaping the play. Barbara doesn’t want to give her last name, but she does want...

    Benson Theatre Renovation Underway As Historic Building Gets an Extensive Update

    Benson Theatre Renovation Underway As Historic Building Gets an Extensive Update

    A dream to return a nearly 100-year-old building in the Benson area of Omaha to its former glory is closer to reality. Work has started on the renovation of the historic Benson Theatre, a building that has had many lives over the years, but will soon fill a local need.The roar of giant fans cooling...

    Pandemic Is The Only Thing That Can Slow This Piano Man

    Pandemic Is The Only Thing That Can Slow This Piano Man

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed life for all of us. For one York, Nebraska senior citizen, it’s taken away his ability to perform before his favorite crowd. NET News followed him before long-term care facilities were forced to close their doors to visitors due to the virus.It’s lunchtim...

    Museum Curators Collecting Protest Items From Across Nebraska

    Museum Curators Collecting Protest Items From Across Nebraska

    Black Lives Matter protests have sparked an international conversation about police violence and racism. The Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln is gathering items related to the movement for a future collection.Museum curators are always on the lookout for significant moments that warrant preservati...

    UNL's African and African American Studies Faculty Balance Teaching, Advocating, and Surviving

    UNL's African and African American Studies Faculty Balance Teaching, Advocating, and Surviving

    Faculty in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s African and African American studies program have had a busy few weeks as the nation grapples with police violence and white supremacy. They find themselves playing many roles: as teachers, activists, and community members.In early June, UNL’s African...

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