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BroadCAST, the webinar interview series of the UNL Center for Academic Success & Transition, began in Fall, 2020 and features conversations about life, education, and the value of the liberal arts between CAST Senior Program Coordinator Dan Hutt and highly successful guests from diverse backgrounds.

All webinars are recorded for posting on the UNL CAST YouTube channel.

Upcoming BroadCAST Guests

Dan Wilson

Wednesday, September 14, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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Dan Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His songwriting résumé includes #1 hit single "Closing Time" (1998), which he wrote for his band, Semisonic; "Not Ready to Make Nice", co-written with The Chicks; and "Someone Like You", co-written with Adele. He earned a Grammy nomination for "Closing Time" (Best Rock Song) and won Grammys for Song of the Year ("Not Ready to Make Nice" in 2007) and Album of the Year (which he won in 2012 as one of the producers of Adele's 21).

In addition to being the leader of Semisonic, Wilson has released several solo recordings, including the 2017 release Re-Covered. He was also a member of the Minneapolis psychedelic rock band Trip Shakespeare.

Dan Wilson

John Munson

Monday, October 3rd, Noon-1:00 p.m.

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John Munson is an American musician from Minneapolis, MN. He is a highly regarded bassist, vocalist, and record producer and achieved mainstream success with the power pop group Semisonic in the 1990s (#1 hit single “Closing Time,” 1998). Previously, Munson was a founding member of the psychedelic pop band Trip Shakespeare which featured his operatic vocals and fretless bass guitar playing. He has also performed and recorded with groups The Flops, The Twilight Hours, and with The New Standards, a trio giving jazz arrangements to pop standards.

John Munson

Cinnamon Dokken

Monday, October 24th, Noon-1:00 p.m.

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As a UNL senior in 1991, Cinnamon Dokken opened A Novel Idea Bookstore in an unheated basement of a downtown Lincoln warehouse. After graduating, she moved the shop to its current location near 14th/O Streets. In 2001, she and other tenants formed a limited liability company, purchased their building, and renovated it to create second floor studio spaces for artists and startup companies. The Parrish Project Shops & Studios are a vibrant part of downtown’s First Friday celebrations. The company has made a point of keeping rents affordable for artists and entrepreneurs.

A Novel Idea Bookstore has hosted numerous fundraisers and events. All in all, Cinnamon’s goal for the business is to provide a place in which all are welcome to imagine, explore, and discover. She believes books have the power to inspire and enlighten - and that, through reading, we develop our compassion for others and our ability to become our best selves.

In addition to reading, she enjoys cooking, gardening, learning to fix or build things — and spending time with her hilarious and loving family.

Cinnamon Dokken