Community Matters Podcasts

Join Nick Hernandez each Monday morning as he visits with community leaders on various topics.
Program Topic and Original Air DatePlayLength
What is friendship and why does it matter? Prof. Gregory Jusdanis and Nick will be discussing his book "A Tremendous Thing: Friendship from the "Iliad" to the Internet"
(Community Matters - July 20, 2015)
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24:58 min
Mary Anne Worthington comes on the show to discuss how her work with In Motion Startup Accelerator helps new businesses start fundraising.
(Community Matters - July 13, 2015)
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22:29 min
How can one take a strength centered approach to getting things back to normal after facing domestic violence?
(Community Matters - July 06, 2015)
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24:41 min
From Lincoln's International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Laura Chapman, communications coordinator, and
(Community Matters - June 1, 2015)
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24:01 min
Members of the organization EventLNK discuss event planing in our area.
(Community Matters - May 18, 2015)
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24:23 min
Nick is joined by Brent Steinbarger, who's written articles featured in Forbes magazine about the intersection of investments and positive psychology.
(Community Matters - May 11, 2015)
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23:37 min
Teresa Harms, Executive Director at Clinic With A Heart, on the community health clinic's ongoing efforts to care for Lincoln area people in need.
(Community Matters - April 20, 2015)
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23:51 min
Jenni Jex and Wendy Johnson, with the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association; and Anne Hintz, with Lincoln Green By Design, on the upcoming Earth Day celebration.
(Community Matters - April 13, 2015)
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22:28 min
Today in the studio, Nick is joined by a member of the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association, as well as speaking about the upcoming Earth Day.
(Community Matters - April 13, 2015)
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22:32 min
Nick discusses interfaith communities and the passionate members who bring them together.
(Community Matters - April 06, 2015)
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25:32 min
Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon from the University of Nebraska in Omaha joins Nick over the phone to discuss creativity in the workplace.
(Community Matters - March 30, 2015)
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24:28 min
Moved by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Omaha teacher Ferial Pearson wondered if secret acts of kindness could improve school environments.
(Community Matters - March 23, 2015)
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25:23 min
Mike Wirth, of MindMixer, on civic tech and the Nebraska Human Resource Institute's Ripple Effect.
(Community Matters - February 23, 2015)
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25:40 min
Dan Semrad on non-Western thought and more.
(Community Matters - February 9, 2015)
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25:06 min
Mike Echternacht, Interim Executive Director of KANEKO, discusses the organization's concept of an open space for open minds to foster creativity. And Dr. Dick Dienstbier and Professor David Iaquinta on the Winter Lecture Series at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.
(Community Matters - February 2, 2015)
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25:09 min
Jim Harter on the Gallup Healthways Well-Being Model: Purpose, Social, Financial, Community, Physical.
(Community Matters - January 26, 2015)
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25:40 min
Jasel Cantu, with the Nebraska Task Force on Human Trafficking
(Community Matters - January 5, 2015)
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23:39 min
Ord, Neb., piloted one of the most innovative community development programs in the nation (Hometown Competitiveness)and they continue to be on the leading edge by taking actions like weaving positive psychology into their community leadership programs - Synovation Valley Leadership Academy.
(Community Matters - December 29, 2014)
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23:19 min
Brent Comstock, a young business owner from Auburn, Neb., discusses the effect of entrepreneurship on communities. vvvv
(Community Matters - December 22, 2014)
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24:38 min
Dr. Laura Madeline Wiseman on artistic collaboration, poetry and gender violence.
(Community Matters - December 5, 2014)
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25:06 min
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