Community Matters Podcasts

Join Nick Hernandez each Monday morning as he visits with community leaders on various topics.
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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
Kathryn Bolkovac, former police officer and UN International Police Force monitor who worked to expose sex trafficking in Bosnia.
(Community Matters - December 8, 2014)
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23:43 min
A panel of local artists and entrepreneurs discuss creativity in Lincoln.
(Community Matters - December 1, 2014)
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25:24 min
Margarita Mooney, Associate Research Scientist in Sociology at Yale University, discusses the development of positive sociology.
(Community Matters - November 10, 2014)
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22:54 min
Joyce Bingeman, a graduate student in printmaking at UNL, on the UNL Social Practice Coalition and her recent experience at Imagining America.
(Community Matters - November 3, 2014)
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23:36 min
John Terrell, author of "A Talent for Friendship: Rediscovery of a Remarkable Trait."
(Community Matters - October 27, 2014)
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25:42 min
Value theory, well-being, happiness, and psychology with Dan Haybron, author of "Happiness: A Very Short Introduction."
(Community Matters - October 20, 2014)
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24:52 min
Discussing what makes Lincoln stand out! Nancy Shank, Associate Director of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, talks about the findings of the recent Lincoln Vital Signs report, and writer Jeff Cole discusses his recent column in Prairie Fire newspaper, "Lincoln Proud."
(Community Matters - October 13, 2014)
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23:47 min
Professor Emeritus John D. DeFrain, Extension Specialist, Family and Community Development with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln talks about the importance of focusing on how we raise our children.
(Community Matters - September 29, 2014)
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24:14 min
Karl D. Hostetler, Professor of Education at UNL and author of "Seducing Souls: Education and the Experience of Human Well-Being", plus Mandi Schadwinkel, Director of Prairie Hill Learning Center.
(Community Matters - September 22, 2014)
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22:43 min
Sheila Palmquist, with the Lincoln Yoga Center, and Nicole Hecht-Juranek, with Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters, discuss well-being in the Lincoln community and the upcoming “Over The Edge” fundraiser for Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters.
(Community Matters - September 8, 2014)
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23:00 min
Gio Rodriguez of SocialxDesign, talks about how well being can be integrated into technology through various ways.
(Community Matters-August, 18, 2014)
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26:02 min
Marcia White, Program Manager with the Community Health Endowment, discusses the 5 Million Minute Challenge—a campaign to keep Lincoln physically active.
(Community Matters - August 4, 2014)
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24:36 min
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