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E37- Look back at 2020 with Amanda Gailey

Amanda comes back to the pod to look back at 2020 with April, Melody and Stephanie. As we move into the future, we’re wishing all of you a healthy and joyful season of lights. Happy Solstice and all the other wonderful holidays people celebrate this time of year.  Support the work of SeeingRedNebraska here: https://seeingrednebraska.com/fight-back/  […]

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Nebraska Politics NEGOP

Who audits the Nebraska State Auditor?

On Wednesday, Nebraska State Auditor Charlie Janssen released a 27-page report detailing an audit his office conducted of unemployment benefits (including extra pandemic relief) and cases of fraud in Nebraska from March 1st, 2020 to June 30 2020.  This is a preliminary report sent to the Nebraska Department of Labor as an “early communication of […]

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COVID-19 Education

Board of Ed. Says Hands Are Tied: BDSM or Passing the Buck?

On Tuesday, the State Board of Education declined a request from the Nebraska State Education Association to mandate masks in all Nebraska schools.  The petition was further-reaching though: the Board was asked to instate a mask mandate, as well as to develop strategies for online and remote technology, to require all sick children and adults […]

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E36- Gun Violence in Nebraska and a new data report

Melody switches from interviewer to interviewee, in order to tell us about the new report on firearms in Nebraska, from her organization, Nebraskans Against Gun Violence. Suicides, racial disparity, child deaths, gun theft and missing domestic violence data emerged as key takeaways. Access the report and charts here: Nebraska Firearm Report Support the work of SeeingRedNebraska […]

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E35 – Bear Matthews Ruins the Day for Pete and then Joins the Pod

E35 – Bear Matthews Ruins the Day for Pete and then Joins the Pod After letting the governor know how inappropriate it is to sit in a bar without a mask in a week where Nebraska breaks 1,000 covid deaths, Bear comes to the pod to talk about who he is, what he’s about, and […]