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E16 – Stop Policing Nebraska’s Children

E16 – Stop Policing Nebraska’s Children E16 – Join SeeingRed as April gives her #birdnerd updates and Stephanie gives garden tips. Today we welcome back Amanda Gailey to talk about her research on police in the public schools. Her most recent essay on the topic can be found https://nebraskansagainstgunviolence.com/police-in-schools .  Find all our book recommendations […]

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Put Black Voices Before Cop Voices

On this edition of Seeing Red boos the news, the Lincoln Journal Star once again needs to do better, and so do supposed BLM local allies. Don’t bother reading this article, the main story here is a predominantly white, milquetoast “activist” group and a couple of neighborhood orgs decided to organize an event to lick […]

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Why Won’t Chris Janicek Step Down?

Content warning: this post discusses a comment that describes sexual assault. On Tuesday, June 16, state and national media reported that the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, Chris Janicek, had been asked by the Nebraska Democratic Party to officially exit the race. Janicek sent a text to a group of campaign staffers describing an argument […]

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E15 – Jazari Kual talks #ENERGY

E15 – Jazari Kual talks #ENERGY Episode 15 – Join SeeingRed as we talk to Jazari Kual, founder of Kualdom Creations, a local media company in Lincoln, NE. His livestreams have reached over 11k over the past few weeks. Everyone in Lincoln and many around the world have been watching his coverage of Black Lives […]

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Utah Tech Bros Behind TestNebraska Are Probably Failing to Catch Most COVID Cases

We have already covered the absurdity of Pete Ricketts awarding a 27-million-dollar no-bid contract to a couple of highly suspect Utah tech bros wanting to play doctor in our state. We have also mentioned that results in states where these bros are running the testing programs are coming back with far lower positive rates than […]

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Advice from Morgann Freeman and Angie Phillips

From the pod, E13, 1:08:20-1:12:30 Morgann: To my young non-white and other intersectionally-identified folks: never forget who the enemy is.  Because there is a lot of noise around you, there is a lot of noise that will come at you, and it’s very easy to get caught up in all of the politics and all […]

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My government taught me that I am its enemy

What if I had been there with another man? For that matter, what if I had not been white? What exactly were a dozen cops planning to do to me in the woods under cover of night?

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Fortenberry’s Staff Mock Constituent after Forgetting to Hang Up Phone

Hartley told Seeing Red Nebraska that when she was done speaking the staffer asked her for her full name and address, then replied “Have a nice day”–but did not actually hang up.

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E14 – Precious was in the Room Where it Happened

Episode 14 – Join SeeingRed as we talk to Precious McKesson, a community activist in Omaha. She tells us all about being “in the room where it happened” with the governor, being a black woman working in the legislature, and we all fan girled about the great Ernie Chambers.  See how you can help SeeingRed […]

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The Racial Innocence of Nebraska State Senator Suzanne Geist

If we want to be generous to Nebraska State Senator Suzanne Geist, we could credit her for being a conservative who, unlike some in her party, has at least acknowledged that she has not been clued in to the racial strife in this country. Recently, the Lincoln Journal Star ran an article profiling Geist and […]