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      NET News: The Next Generation Of Wind Power Looks To Private Industry


      Wind energy production has grown in recent years to be a large part of the country’s energy portfolio, but a chill around federal funding for renewables has some researchers turning to the private sector to support work on wind energy innovation.


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      NET News: Showcasing the Sheldon's Permanent Collection


      The Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln has more works from its permanent collection on display than at any other time in recent years. The current exhibitions feature some of the museum’s most notable works and demonstrate the strength of its renowned collection.


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      NET News: Kevin Kugler and Jack Williams on Eichorst Firing


      Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst was fired a few days after the the football team's upset loss to Northern Illinois. Big Red Wrap-Up host Kevin Kugler talked with Jack Williams of NET News about the change.


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      NET News: Law students recruited to take cases for children in need


      Data from the Nebraska Supreme Court shows a steady increase in the number of GALs since 2010 when training became law. In 2010 Nebraska instituted new training and conduct requirements. Depending on the county, Judges still find demand outstrips availability.


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      NET News: UNL students were protesting Vietnam and the FBI was watching


      Nebraska college students were protesting the Vietnam War in the late 60s and early 70s. And you might be surprised how closely they were being watched…and who was watching. Mike Tobias reports in today’s NET News Signature Story.


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      NET News: Historian Says Nebraska At Center Stage in National Conflicts


      As Nebraska celebrates 150th years of statehood, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian says the state’s role in forming the nation into what it is today is sometimes forgotten, but shouldn’t be. T.J. Stiles argues that Nebraska and the Great Plains were actually at center stage for some of t...


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      NET News: Vietnam War protests at UNL and one tense week in 1970


      One week in 1970 was a potentially dangerous flashpoint for anti-war protests at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In today’s NET News Signature Story, Mike Tobias looks back at what happened and the growth of campus Vietnam War activism.


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      NET News: Vietnamese community grows and changes


      More than 40 years after the Vietnam war ended, the Vietnamese community in Lincoln and Nebraska is growing and changing


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      NET News: Aging volunteer firefighters struggle to recruit replacements


      If you pull a fire alarm in any large U.S. city, it's likely that paid firefighters waiting at a nearby station will quickly respond. But seven out of 10 American firefighters are volunteers. They cover vast sections of the country, making up an aging network that is increasingly understaffed and ov...


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      NET News: DeVos visits Lincoln


      Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visits Lincoln, tours Catholic school and science-focussed Zoo School alternative high school


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