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Rev. Val Peter, referring to including the concept of “American exceptionalism” in the Nebraska Board of Education standards for social studies instruction.
The left-leaning Mother Jones magazine mocked the changes with a headline “Nebraska Kids to Learn America Is Awesome, Climate Change is Just a Theory” - but some embrace the criticism. Find out more in this Signature Story from NET News reporter Fred Knapp.
Sep 11, 2012 - 10:17 am
Via the Beatrice Daily Sun:
Bill Nye, “The Science and Planetary Guy,” will visit Homestead National Monument of America on Sept. 23.
His program begins at 2 p.m. at the Homestead Education Center, with seating opening at noon.
This program will be held outdoors. A large crowd is anticipated. It is recommended people come early and, though chairs will be available, those attending are encouraged to consider bringing their own lawn chairs.
This program is also free, made possible by a grant from the National Park Foundation. No tickets are needed and shuttle service will be provided in and around the monument to easily accommodate all participants.
Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, known to millions through his many science lessons taught on television. Nye is the host of three currently-running television series. “The 100 Greatest Discoveries” airs on the Science Channel. “The Eyes of Nye” airs on PBS stations across the country. “Stuff Happens” airs on Planet Green.
His mission is to help people everywhere understand and appreciate how science can help everyone live on the planet by leaving the smallest footprints.
The monument’s hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. For additional information, call 402-223-3514 or visit www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.
Jun 25, 2012 - 8:22 am
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Nebraska has a long history with the railroads.
This month, NET News examines that relationship with a special Signature Story series on railroads. Each Tuesday in June, we’ll examine Nebraska’s role in nationwide transportation on the rails – carrying cargo and people through the state and through the years. We begin with today’s story on Bailey Yard in North Platte, the largest rail classification yard in the country.
Listen to these Signature Stories on “Train Tuesdays,” every week in June on NET Radio during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Find more, including videos and photos, at our website.
Photo via flickr