‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Covers Pandemic, Afghan Refugees and the Supply Chain

For Immediate Release

‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Covers Pandemic, Afghan Refugees and the Supply Chain

LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 20, 2021) – The news series “Speaking of Nebraska” returns to Nebraska Pubic Media with eight all-new episodes on Thursdays in January and February.

Covering issues important to Nebraskans, the series premieres at 7 p.m. CT, Thursday, Jan. 6, with an update on COVID-19 in Nebraska. Guests will be Dr. Afua Ntem-Mensah, an infectious disease specialist at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Neb. and Dr. John Trapp who specializes in pulmonology and critical care medicine at Bryan Health in Lincoln. News Director Dennis Kellogg will be the host.

In addition to the pandemic, the January episodes include discussions about Afghan refugees in Nebraska, the Native American experience and an update on the state’s workforce and supply chain. For February, scheduled topics include cybersecurity and defense, diversity in education and the 50th anniversary of Title IX legislation.

“Speaking of Nebraska” airs on television Thursdays at 7 p.m. CT, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. CT and Sundays at Noon CT on Nebraska Public Media. It also airs at Thursdays at 10 p.m. CT and Sundays at 8 a.m. CT on the World television channel.

The local news series also airs on radio Fridays at 6:30 p.m. CT on the News/Classical channel.

Watch past episodes of “Speaking of Nebraska” and review the most current list of weekly topics for the series at NebraskaPublicMedia.org/speakingofnebraska

# # #

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521

About Nebraska Public Media

Nebraska Public Media has been dedicated to connecting Nebraskans through news, sports, education, and entertainment for nearly 70 years. Providing global news and compelling stories from PBS and NPR, Nebraska Public Media also produces award-winning original content. Its programs and services reach 1 million people each month across the state on television, radio, online and mobile platforms. Visit NebraskaPublicMedia.org for more information.