Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Rest-Stop Sculpture Garden in Nebraska

A few weeks back I blogged about a needlework project undertaken in Nebraska by Home Extension clubs to commemorate the 1976 Bicentennial.  Today I’m keeping with that theme and spotlighting a larger and more public commemorative project.  If you’ve traveled I-80 … Continue reading

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Ruth Etting: Nebraska’s “Glorifier” of Song

The Nebraska History Museum has a wonderful collection of Nebraska sheet music, including 25 pieces that were performed by Nebraska singer and actress, Ruth Etting. 1933 Sheet Music for “Gypsy Fiddles” with Ruth Etting on the Cover. 11055-2442 NSHS Permanent Collection … Continue reading

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William Jennings Bryan: Back From The Dead!

Watch out! William Jennings Bryan has risen from the grave! No, I’m not referring to some B-grade horror movie put out by Hammer Studios (although I would probably watch it if there was one). A while back I wrote about … Continue reading

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The 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address – March 4, 2011

Shortly after noon on March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln stepped to a platform on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol. He was about to deliver what Historian James M. McPherson has termed “the most important such speech in American … Continue reading

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Norfolk’s WJAG and the Roots of Political Talk Radio

Does political talk radio go too far? And does a station have a responsibility to present opposing points of view? In 1946, Norfolk, Neb., radio station WJAG had its broadcast license challenged due to controversial political commentary. The story is … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Safe Haven Law

    During the regular session in 2008 the Nebraska legislature passed LB157 commonly known as Nebraska’s “safe haven” law. Safe haven laws are usually intended to provide parents with a safe way to surrender a newborn they feel they … Continue reading

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