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Access the Experts is an innovative partnership between the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and News Channel Nebraska (NCN), where viewers submit their questions to be answered by UNO faculty members.

New segments of Access the Experts air every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:46 A.M. and 6:46 P.M. If you’re not sure how to tune in, visit News Channel Nebraska’s website to view their coverage areas. 



Question: "How does one plan financially for the future in the midst of a pandemic or other major global catastrophe?"

Learn more about Brian C. Payne, Ph.D.


Past Segments

Elizabeth Tolliver, Ph.D.

“Are there external factors that lead to depression and mental illness, and how can a person manage those factors to achieve optimum mental health, especially during the winter months?”

Danae Dinkle, Ph.D.

"What are good ways to keep your mind and body active when locked inside due to weather and/or quarantine?Are there external factors that lead to depression and mental illness, and how can a person manage those factors to achieve optimum mental health, especially during the winter months?"

Mary Perkinson, D.M.A.

"Are there types of music that are scientifically proven to relieve (or exacerbate) stress? What types of music are they and how/why do they affect the brain and our emotions in the way they do?"

Whitney Gent, Ph.D.

"When dealing with relatives with opposing political views who live in areas of different demographics, what’s the best way to approach conversations with them?"

Matthew Heesch, Ph.D.

"What are the best foods a person can eat to keep both body and mind healthy?"

Amy Hanson, Ph.D.

"How can folks from older generations catch up technologically with their younger peers and co-workers?"

Sacha Kopp, Ph.D.

"How can students and parents get effective advising to help with the college search and college admission process during the pandemic?"

Phani Tej Adidam, Ph.D.

"What will be the effect of COVID-19 on Black Friday sales?"

Scott Tarry, Ph.D.

"What impact has COVID-19 had on airports across the state of Nebraska?"

Sarah Edwards, Ph.D.

"How do we support all educators who are under so much stress due to the pandemic?"

Mark Foxall, Ph.D.

"What does policing look like in the future?"

Rebecca Hannagan, Ph.D.

"What kind of support do military students and veterans receive if they decide to pursue a degree?"

Hugh Reilly, Ph.D.

"Why have local newspapers been hit so hard with layoffs?"

Magie Hall, Ph.D.

"How does the order in which information is consumed across websites impact what a person sees next?"

Michelle Trawick, Ph.D.

"What will help you make more money: an undergraduate degree or an MBA?"

Christopher Kelly, Ph.D.

"What should family members do to keep connected to their loved ones when long-term care facilities are restricted to visitors?"

Emily Wright, Ph.D.

"October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, what are the signs someone might be the victim of domestic violence?"

Dan Shipp, Ed.D.

"What should parents be doing to prepare their high schoolers for college readiness during the pandemic?"

Njoki Mwarumba, Ph.D.

"What are the essentials a person needs to keep their family safe in a natural disaster?"

Randy Adkins, Ph.D.

"Why does Nebraska split its electoral votes?" 

Craig Maher, Ph.D.

"What role do property valuations play in property tax?" (Part One)

"Is Nebraska's reliance on property tax to fund K-12 schools unique or is this how other states also fund public education?" (Part Two)

Matt Hale, Ph.D.

"What makes someone vulnerable to spam and phishing attacks?"

Hank Robinson, Ph.D.

"What are the things Norfolk has gotten right to position the community as a leader in economic development?"

Josie Schafer, Ph.D.

"One of the biggest concerns for our state is rural depopulation and brain drain. What efforts are underway to create a stable future for rural Nebraska?"

Chris Decker, Ph.D.

"What kind of economic impact does the cancellation of March Madness, the College World Series and many fall sports have on our state and is the impact statewide or limited to Omaha and Lincoln?"

Charmayne Adams, Ph.D.

"September is National Suicide Prevention Month. What are the signs someone might be thinking of suicide and who should I reach out to if I'm concerned about a friend or family member?"

Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

"What are colleges and universities doing to protect students, staff, and faculty from COVID-19?"

Gina Ligon, Ph.D.

"We are almost 20 years removed from the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. How much have American intelligence and counter-terrorism efforts changed since then?"

Nancy Edick, Ed.D.

"What should parents be doing right now to make sure children are supported during a school year with so much uncertainty and change?"

Catherine Lang

"The American economy has been hit hard by the pandemic, but small businesses on main street have been hit especially hard. What are some resources small business owners have available to them to navigate these challenging times?"

Trev Alberts

"College athletics are so important to the fabric of our state. What are leaders doing to make sure athletes can safely return to play?"