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Full-powered Hispanic broadcast radio finds success in Central Nebraska

Raúl Arcos-Hawkins starts his morning the same every day— tuning into Fiesta 94.5.  “When I get up, I’m listening to it. When I’m getting ready...
Pictured here are two hands showing off their nails in front of a green bush. The nails are in the shape of a coffin and each nail is a different color. The colors include dark green, light green, coral and soft pink. The nails feature a 3D application in the shape of flowers. Each flower is surrounded in rhinestones.

Lincoln nail artist getting national notice for her work

After her parents opened a salon in Crete, 15-year-old Evie Le vowed she’d never do nails.  But nearly 10 years later, at 24, Le is...
Meylin Espinoza sits in the middle of room testifying in front Business and Labor Committee all seated in a round desk.

DACA recipients crucial to Nebraska’s future, business and community leaders say

Nebraskan Meylin Espinoza’s dream, like other college students, is to one day be an attorney, but as a recipient of a Deferred Action for...
With her Apple laptop to her left and black headphones wrapped around her head, Castillo point at her audience. Blue lights flash beneath her and as she also adjusts her DJ controller.

Lincoln woman brings fresh sounds to Latinx club scene

Growing up in a Colombian-Peruvian household, music played an integral part in 22-year-old Tania Castillo’s upbringing. There were many mornings throughout her childhood when...
Numerous members of the Bahá'í Community gathered together to celebrate the Bahá'í New Year.

How Baha’i communities across the state are celebrating the Baha’i new year, Naw Rúz

More than 45 Bahá’í communities across Nebraska started their 19-day fast in preparation for the upcoming Naw Rúz, the Bahá’í new year on March...
Three desert red tortillas filled with shredded birria meat, oozing mozzarella cheese overlap eachother and are topped off with freshly sliced onion and cilantro. Alongside is some cut radished and a white dish filled with red birria broth with more cilantro and onion trickled over the top.

Dippable social media trend: Quesabirria tacos trending in Lincoln food scene

Throughout the history of Mexican cuisine, people have found unique ways to reinvent the classic taco. More recently, social media platforms like TikTok have...
Ital Vital Living's store front is painted with tropical fruits and a smiling Black woman wearing a yellow dress and headwrap. A part of 24th Street can be seen at the right corner.

How North Omaha is fighting the food desert 

In North Omaha, access to affordable and healthy foods has historically been a challenge. That is why several North Omaha organizations and businesses say...
Liza Mendoza in her east Lincoln gym

How Lincoln’s minority women business owners confront challenges and build networks

Corinthia Fisher started her Lincoln hair salon two years ago in the middle of the pandemic.  But for her, the hardest part of building her...
"A Seat at the Soul" logo includes a woman's outlined face with an afro. The title and woman are circled with a pastel ambience. The NNS logo is in the lower left corner.

A Seat at the Soul

Welcome to "A Seat at The Soul" podcast show, a culture series dedicated to the lives and experiences of Black folk from Nebraska. I'm...
Jeannette Jones sits at her office desk surrounded by historical books. She is looking out the window to her left side.

Black women cultivate university community

Throughout the years, the world of academia has offered a place for connections. And despite the disproportionate numbers of Black women educators across the...