Media

Here are some of the interviews I’ve done with Nebraska media outlets on various historical topics.

How a white mob lynched a Black man, destroyed a city – and got away with it. I narrated a 360 video by Bayeté Ross Smith, part of his “Red Summers” project for The Guardian.

A look back: The Omaha riots of the 1960s. 3News Now KMTV, Omaha.

Community honors lynching victim George Smith at memorial ceremony. WOWT (6 News), Omaha.

As momentum gains to rename Omaha high school, historian examines Harry Burke’s racial past. 3News Now KMTV, Omaha.

1918 Spanish flu: What happened when restrictions were lifted? 3News Now KMTV, Omaha.

Spanish flu pandemic in Omaha has similarities to current COVID-19 pandemic. 3News Now KMTV, Omaha.

A hundred years later, we look back on Nebraska’s most severe pandemic. Interview with KLKN-TV, Lincoln.

Nebraska Public Media’s documentary A Sculpted Life, which profiles sculptor Littleton Alston, who created the Willa Cather statue for the US Capitol’s Statuary Hall. I provided some of the historical background.

The Lynching of Will Brown by Micah Mertes, Omaha World-Herald

I’m one of the writers and historians interviewed on Nebraska Public Media’s Devil Clouds documentary about the 1913 Omaha tornado. 

Nebraska Public Media radio interviews:

150 Nebraska State Fairs include quirky history

Marginal romance: Rediscovered book played key role in Nebraska Couple’s, daughter’s lives

Charter Day: University of Nebraska-Lincoln celebrates 150 years after slow start 

Gambling, Booze and Chariot Races: The Colorful History of the Nebraska State Fair

Weed Trees, Pricey Eggnog & Program Pranks: Stories from Nebraska’s Christmas Past