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E30 – Sending Kara Eastman to Congress

E30 – Kara Eastman is lifelong do gooder who has spent her career fighting for the rights of children to grow up healthy and live in safe homes. Now, she’s headed to congress. She’s got ideas on how to expand healthcare to everyone and make it affordable, how to move the economy forward, and all […]

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We Don’t Really Know if COVID is Spreading in Lincoln Schools

Seeing Red Nebraska loves Nebraska’s public schools.  In particular, we love LPS.  Some of us work for them, some of us work with them, and many of us have school age children who attend LPS.  This does not mean they are beyond reproach or scrutiny.  Indeed, it is because we value them so dearly that […]

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Can We Please Stop Pretending about the Nazi Fortress Outside Omaha Now?

If you approach Omaha from the west on I-80, one of the first landmarks to greet you is a fortress with a large tower sporting a logo for 88 Tactical, a gun boner megacenter that offers a suite of classes, activities, and products for police and wannabe police. And if you can’t quite muster a […]

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The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is Covering Up Animal Cruelty

Editors’ Note: This is our first contribution from Camille Iacono, a tenth grader in Lincoln Public Schools who writes about animal welfare. On March 14th, 2019, Rick Herchenbach, an employee for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture Dog and Cat Inspection Program, filed a whistleblower report with the Nebraska Legislature Ombudsman’s office. Herchenbach alleged that the […]

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Cleaning Up Pete’s Mess Is Not Women’s Work

While we might shy away from a term like “women’s work,” we all know what the work of women entails: the unpaid labor of raising children and maintaining a household; the low-wages of nursing, teaching, and other care work; and the often-voluntary nature of community organizing, grassroots campaigns, and charity.  Whether or not we call it […]

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E29 – Get to Know Jane Kleeb

E29 – Many of us know Jane Kleeb from her fight against big oil and her work as chair of the Nebraska Democrats, but few get to hear about her life and work aside from little sound bites here and there. Grab yourself a cup of something warm and settle in as we talk about […]

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E28 – Find Your Path

E28 – There’s a lot of heavy stuff going on in the world. We lost RBG, ICE is practicing ethnic cleansing, and James Scurlock’s family will never get their day in court. It’s a lot to sit with, but here’s the thing, we still have to move forward. Join us as we talk through the […]

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SRN Boos the News: No, Ricketts did not really “denounce white supremacist groups”

At his press conference on September 30, Governor Pete Ricketts made a statement that should have made local headlines. An AP reporter asked him two questions about white supremacist groups on the heels of President Trump’s comment that the Proud Boys should “stand back and stand by.” I don’t know about you, but if I […]