In mid-September 2017, nine students from seven universities traveled to the middle of the country and met in Lincoln, Nebraska, to begin the journey to the southwestern corner of the state. We were seeking stories about the environment, science, technology — and the people who produce our food — in America's Heartland.
Planet Forward in Nebraska
Our first stop in Nebraska is in Lincoln: NET Nebraska, the headquarters for the state's network of public radio and television stations. Here the group met with experienced storytellers to learn more about environmental challenges that have been covered and the people the reporters met. From left: Dan Reed, Chad Davis, Eleanor Hasenbeck, Ilana Creinin, Laura Waxman, Topanga McBride, Diana Marcum, Laura Whaling, Will Lennon, Sydney Greene, Zack Smith and Kim Ossi.