Air Schooner Hosts Scott Winter and Stacey Waite to Be Featured on NET’s Friday Live

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On September 20 at 9 a.m., UNL faculty members Scott Winter and Stacey Waite will head to the NET studio to discuss Prairie Schooner’s Air Schooner podcast on NET public radio’s Friday Live arts program.

“This is a great opportunity for Air Schooner and NET to build a storytelling partnership,” said Winter, assistant professor of journalism and co-host of Air Schooner.  “You have two departments from two colleges working together with NET as a third partner to bring these great writers to households all over Nebraska.”

Winter’s co-host, assistant professor of English Stacey Waite, recalled some of her favorite Air Schooner moments.  “In ‘Embedded Poet,’ I had the opportunity to interview poet and Iraqi war veteran Brian Turner, whose insights about the US occupation of Iraq and the soldiers’ daily lives were, for me, the most powerful moments on Air Schooner. We want our listeners to engage with the subject of writing, but we also want them to learn about the lives and minds of writers.”

Winter and Waite have hosted Air Schooner since 2012.  The podcast, under executive producer Kwame Dawes, features interviews and readings from poets, novelists, and short story writers, and has interviewed guests such as ZZ Packer, Lynn Emanuel, Aaron Belz, Denise Duhamel, Joy Harjo, and Nikola Madzirov.  Its logo is “Listening that moves you.”

Friday Live, NET’s weekly arts and entertainment program, spotlights music, theater, visual art, literature, and film throughout Nebraska.  It typically broadcasts from The Mill restaurant in Lincoln’s Haymarket district.

Friday Live will air this Friday, September 20, at 9 a.m on NET radio, online at, and at KUCV 91.1 FM in the Lincoln area.  Visit the NET website for a full list of radio network stations.  The program will be made available online as a podcast later that day.