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NET News: The Exodusters who came to Brownville

One of the lesser-told stories of Nebraska pioneers is that of black former slaves who fled persecution in the South. On the Missouri River, Brownville was home to a large population of black settlers in Nebraska and is one of the few that has been excavated.

NET News: The Exodusters who came to Brownville

NET News: Renovated Ord Theater Becomes New Hub for Performing Arts

When a local performing arts group took over a theater in the small, central Nebraska town of Ord, they had big goals. In the last year, they've created a space for local and traveling acts to shine.

NET News: Renovated Ord Theater Becomes New Hub for Performing Arts

Friday Live: Columbus Music, MAD, Lincoln Municipal Band, and more...

On the August 5th Friday LIVE, listen to interesting conversations with Genevieve Randall and guests about: the Friends of Music in Columbus; "Mad About Storytelling" at Kaneko in Omaha; Lincoln Municipal Band; a new exhibit at The Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln; "Blues on the Banks" at th...

Friday Live: Columbus Music, MAD, Lincoln Municipal Band, and more...

Friday Live Extra: MAD About Storytelling

Genevieve Randall talks with four people from "MAD Magazine" about their upcoming discussion about storytelling on August 12th at Kaneko in Omaha. "Mad's" Dick DeBartolo, Sam Viviano, Desmond Devlin, and Tom Richmond tell Randall how they got their starts at "Mad" and other things.

Friday Live: Homestead, Harlan County Dam Playhouse, and more...

On the July 29th Friday LIVE, listen to interesting conversations with Genevieve Randall and guests about: the Lincoln Community Playhouse; the Harlan County Dam Playhouse in Republican City; the Homestead National Monument Centennial Concert Series near Beatrice; a film series at Film Streams in Om...

Friday Live: Homestead, Harlan County Dam Playhouse, and more...

Friday Live: Karen Choi, NCP, Iron Tail, and more...

On the July 22nd Friday LIVE, listen to interesting conversations with Genevieve Randall and guests about: the Nebraska Chamber Players in Cambridge; Fresh Start benefit at Irontail Gallery in Lincoln; Most Unlikely Place in Lewellen; the tbd. Dance Collective in Omaha; the Crane River Theater in Ke...

Friday Live: Karen Choi, NCP, Iron Tail, and more...

Friday Live Extra: Nebraska History Museum

This week, Genevieve Randall talks with Sharon Kennedy, Curator of Education, and Tina Koeppe, exhibits curator/coordinator about the "Our People, Our Land, Our Images" film series and photography exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln.

Friday Live Extra: Nebraska History Museum

Friday Live: NIC Gallery, Huston LSO Concert, and more...

Genevieve Randall has interesting conversations about the arts and humanities across Nebraska. On July 15th the conversations are about: the Innovation Campus Art Gallery in Lincoln; Hannah Huston's concert with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra; The Angel Theatre Company's First Flight Festival in Linc...

Friday Live: NIC Gallery, Huston LSO Concert, and more...

NET News: Photographer documents Nebraska rodeos

Mark Harris spent eight years photographing Nebraska's small town rodeos. The world of Nebraska rodeo, through the eyes of a local author and photographer.

NET News: Photographer documents Nebraska rodeos

Friday Live: Shakespeare, Wilkinson talk, Norfolk 150th, and more...

Listen this week on June 24th to Friday Live, back at The Mill in Lincoln, for interesting conversations with Genevieve Randall and guests about: Flatwater Shakespeare Company in Lincoln; British writer Alan Wilkinson's new book set in Nebraska; Norfolk's 150th Anniversary; the Meadowlark Music Fest...

Friday Live: Shakespeare, Wilkinson talk, Norfolk 150th, and more...

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