Wayne State College

Nebraska Public Media’s ‘On the Road’ Tour to Visit Wayne

Published Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

Nebraska Public Media's road tour will stop at Wayne State College on Friday, April 21.

Nebraska Public Media is hitting the road this spring to bring a great lineup of events and entertainment across Northeast Nebraska.

Beginning April 20 and ending April 22, the tour includes stops in Fremont, Columbus, Wayne, West Point, Omaha, and Valley.

Nebraska Public Media leadership will host a series of morning and afternoon “Town Talk” sessions, giving citizens the chance to discuss their communities.

Families have the opportunity to join in on the activities during one of several PBS KIDS family events. Children can meet Daniel Tiger and enjoy family-friendly activities.

Residents are invited to attend a live broadcast of Nebraska Public Media’s arts and humanities radio program “Friday LIVE” and a live discussion event with local entrepreneurs featuring our series “What If…”

“Friday LIVE” will feature performances from the Wayne State College mariachi band Negro y Oro, the WSC Chamber Choir, WSC music department chair and pianist Angela Miller-Niles with singer Sarah Farr, and singer-songwriter Mark Brewer of the Ponca-based band Prodigal Sons. Interviews include Adam Goos from Little Red Hen Theatre in Wakefield, Andy Haslit of WSC’s Nordstrand Gallery, Carolyn Albracht of the Blue Cat Gallery and Marianne Reynolds of the John G. Neihardt Center.

“What If…” will feature local entrepreneurs Fernando Lopez, owner of El Tapatio and Coyote Auto Sales in Columbus; Nicole Saalfeld, co-owner of Fabulous Forever and owner of Cork & Barrel in Columbus; and Brad Warner, co-owner of Valley View Flowers in Albion.

To round out the week, residents are encouraged to attend the screening of the Nebraska Public Media’s newest documentary “Classic Car Love Stories,” which shares the passions of car enthusiasts who can’t resist weekends spent tinkering with the nostalgia of a four-wheeled friend.

A full schedule of events includes:

Thursday, April 20 - Columbus and Fremont
PBS KIDS Family Event – 10:30 a.m.-noon, Columbus Public Library
Town Talk – 1-2 p.m., Milady Coffeehouse
PBS KIDS Family Event – 2:30-4:30 p.m., Fremont Area United Way
Town Talk – 5-6 p.m., Columbus Innovation Center
“What If”… Live in Columbus – 7 p.m., Columbus Innovation Center

Friday, April 21 – Wayne and West Point
Town Talk – 8-9 a.m., Brandenburg Hall, Wayne State College
PBS KIDS Family Event – 9-10:30 a.m., Wayne Community Activity Center
“Friday LIVE” – 10-11 a.m., Ley Theatre, Brandenburg Hall, Wayne State College
Public Media Trivia Night – 7 p.m., West Point Brewing Co.  

Saturday, April 22 – Omaha and Valley
PBS KIDS Family Event – 9-11 a.m., Oakdale Elementary School  
Drive-In Movie Night: “Classic Car Love Stories” – 5 p.m. classic car show and shine; 8:30 p.m., screening starts, Quasar Drive-in. This event is free, but space is limited – pre-register at NebraskaPublicMedia.org/ontheroad.

All events are free and open to the public. For a full schedule of Nebraska Public Media’s tour of Northeast Nebraska, visit NebraskaPublicMedia.org/ontheroad.