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A Holiday Treat: New-Time Radio

For the holidays, we wanted to let you know about a new way for you to find out about Nebraska history.  At the end of September, we started producing a podcast called Second Story Radio that features stories about historic places across the state. We’ve produced six episodes so far at secondstoryradio.tumblr.com. Catch up while while you’re wrapping presents or getting ready for your New Year’s party!

One of our personal favorites is The Open Road about stunt driver and actress Anita King and one of the first cross-country road trips in the United States.

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We’re also partial to The Perspective of Stuff, the first in a series documenting how historians, ecologists, and archaeologists are trying to figure out what a sod house can tell us about the past.

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You might notice that a lot of our episodes so far are Lincoln-centric - we’re looking for suggestions of where to explore next! We want you to tell us about a place that’s important to you or about a place that’s important to you on our Participate page! Help us map the places that matter the most to you!

The show is on break for the holidays but will be back with new episodes on January 6. You can always find episodes and behind-the-scenes photos at secondstoryradio.tumblr.com. You can also find the show on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Twitter. – Jackie Sojico, Public Information Officer / Historic Preservation

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