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    Omaha's Railroad History

    Carrie Meyer talked about Omaha’s former train depot, Union Station, housed in the Durham Museum. She gave a tour of the art deco structure and explained how the Trans…

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    1898 Trans Mississippi and International Exposition

    Carrie Meyer talked about the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, which showcased the developed West from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast. Business and community…

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    Standing Bear v. Crook

    Hugh Reilly talked about Standing Bear v. Crook, the 1879 landmark case involved the Ponca Indian’s chief Standing Bear, the United States government, and General George…

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    Omaha Union Stockyard

    Carrie Meyer, curator of Exhibits and Collections at the Durham Museum, talked about the museum’s exhibit dedicated to Omaha’s livestock industry and shared historic photos of…

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    American History TV in Omaha, Nebraska

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Omaha, Nebraska, from May 7-12 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Book Discussion on Perimeters of Democracy

    Heather Fryer talked about her book, Perimeters of Democracy: Inverse Utopias and the Wartime Social Landscape in the American West, on the government’s use of internment during World…

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    Book Discussion on Black Print with a White Carnation

    Amy Forss talked about her book, Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989. Founded by Mildred Brown in 1938, the Omaha Star is…

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    Book Discussion on Rights in the Balance

    Mark Scherer talked about the precedent set in the Supreme Court case Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart. In 1975, Erwin Simants murdered six members of the Kellie family in the rural…

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    Book Discussion on The Tallgrass Prairie Reader

    Author John Price talked about his anthology The Tallgrass Prairie Reader. In the early 19th Century, the tallgrass prairie stretched from Texas all the way to Canada, but less than four…

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    Book TV in Omaha, Nebraska

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Omaha, Nebraska, from May 7-12 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Mayor Stothert on Omaha, Nebraska

    Mayor Jean Stothert talked about the city of Omaha, Nebraska, as scenes of the city and historic photographs were shown. She was interviewed in her office in Omaha City Hall. …

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    New Member of Congress, Representative Brad Ashford

    Representative Brad Ashford (D-NE) talked about his role as a new member of Congress. He defeated incumbent Republican Lee Terry in the 2014 election, and he ran for political…

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    William Jennings Bryan House

    Wayne Hester gave a tour of the William Jennings Bryan House, also known as Fairview. William Jennings Bryan, a Nebraska politician, public speaker, and writer, lived at the house from…

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    Nebraska State Capitol Architecture and Design

    Robert Ripley talked about the design features of the Nebraska State Capitol building, the third to be erected on the site. It was America’s first statehouse design to radically…

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    Nebraska State Capitol Archives

    Karen Wagner showed pieces from the Nebraska State Capitol archives that detail the history of the building. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015…

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    Solomon D. Butcher Photograph Collection

    Karen Keehr talked about Solomon D. Butcher, a settler under the Homestead Act, who in 1886 began producing a photographic record of the history of white settlement in a region of…

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    American History TV in Lincoln, Nebraska

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Lincoln, Nebraska, from May 3-7 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Middle of Everywhere

    Mary Pipher talked about her book, The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community, about the challenges refugees face as they arrive in the U.S. For several years…

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    Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors

    The Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at the Bennett Martin Public Library in Lincoln, Nebraska, was profiled.  Since 1949, the reference department of the Bennett Martin…

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    Book Discussion on The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

    Andrew Jewell, co-editor of The Selected Letters of Willa Cather, talked about the author and her letters. The letters include humorous reports of life in Red Cloud, Nebraska, in the…

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