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Meet a woman who watched as they raised the sower to the top of the Nebraska Capitol. And glimpse the wonders inside this world-class building that tells the story of the west in limestone, wood, and mosaic. For more Nebraska Stories, visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
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 melted...in July. The devastation was so extreme, the Air Force had to airlift drop supplies for towns and farms. For more "Nebraska Stories," visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
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The Homestead Act triggered one of the largest migrations in history for "free land" on the Great Plains. Photographs tell the story of African-American homesteaders in Nebraska. For more Nebraska Stories, visit http://www.netnebaska.org/nebraskskastories.
Omaha may be a great and thriving city now but it was once a fledgling young settlement. Just before the turn of the century, as Omaha struggled to escape a sudden economic depression sweeping the nation, city leaders pulled out all the stops and held a World's Fair. Here's a look back at the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition. For more Nebraska Stories, visit www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
In a state known for its flat land, the Wildcat Hills in western Nebraska provides a dramatic alternative. The landscape is a unique co-existence of prairie and mountain ecosystems, featuring beautiful rolling hills, rocky formations and habitats for unique plant and animal species. A local rangeland ecologist takes us on a walk in the wild lands of the Wildcat Hills.
It's hard to imagine cars without highways, but once there were only dirt roads. Then a century ago the Lincoln Highway, built of bricks and concrete, created a dream of the future. And Nebraska helped make it happen. For more Nebraska Stories, visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
Of the 5 film nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2014 Academy Awards, an Omaha native lent her voice to three of them. Eva Bella shares with us her journey from aspiring actress to star of one of the biggest animated films in years, playing "young Elsa" in Disney's Frozen. See more stories like this at http://www.NETnebraska.org/nebraskastories
Alvin Saunders Johnson's life is an epic tale of achievement. The latest Nebraska Hall of Fame inductee was born in 1874 near Homer, Nebraska. The son of immigrant farmers was educated in a one-room school and went on to earn a Ph.D. in economics. In 1923, Johnson became the first president of New York's legendary New School University. A decade later he established the University in Exile to save the lives of European Jewish intellectuals suffering under the rise of Nazism. 184 scholars accepted Johnson's invitation to teach, bringing their families with them to America - saving some 500 lives. We profile the most recent addition to Nebraska's Hall of Fame in our upcoming episode. To see more Nebraska Stories visit http://netNebraska.org/nebraskastories
Operation Exercise Tiger was a rehearsal for the invasion of Normandy. SSG. Richard Connell tells how that rehearsal went tragically wrong, leading to the loss of several landing craft. He also tells how the Army "forgot" the existence of that tragedy for forty years.
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 actual reminiscences of the survivors as recorded in documents from the time and written reminiscences from years later. Here are the haunting voices of the men and women who were teaching school, working the land, and tending the house when the storm arrived and changed their lives forever. For more "Nebraska Stories," visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
Heidi Latsky Dance, a New York dance company, comes to Lincoln as part of an Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium connected with UNL. The company works with Nebraskans to create a modern dance challenging accepted norms of body image, disability and performance. For more Nebraska Stories visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
Every town had a team, but not every team had a town. Nebraska Stories checks out the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame in Beatrice to explore a time when independent baseball leagues played every Sunday in old ball fields across our state.