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E46- Meet Peyton Zyla aka Mr Zeyela

Peyton Zyla, known as Mr Zeyela on social media, was born and raised in Omaha. Last summer he became a founding organizer with ProBLAC, launched as an independent journalist, and is now  political organizer. Most recently,  he was named as one of the people surveilled by the Omaha Police Department in response to the Black […]

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E44- Public Power with Eric Williams

Eric’s career has been dedicated to protection and conservation of natural resources. Since his days of being in the environmental club in high school to his recent work on ensuring affordable and accessible power for everyone he’s been climate conscious and action focused. We’re thrilled to talk to him about how public power works in […]

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Shitshow of a Shootout

There was a shootout in Lincoln on Saturday. Not a “shooting,” but a literal shootout, during a car chase, and exactly zero of the “heroes” involved deserves an Oscar for their performance. It started simply enough. There was a mid-morning robbery at a hotel near the interstate in NW Lincoln. Police were called to the […]

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There is an Eviction Crisis in Lincoln

By: Rosalind Kichler  On the evening of Saturday February 13th, in below zero temperatures, at least 20 people gathered for a Vigil for the Victims of Eviction. The action was called by Lincoln Tenant/Housing Network (LTHN). At the vigil, LTHN demanded a total eviction moratorium with a grace period of at least six months for back rent. For 30 minutes […]

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E42- Cassey Lottman and the Prison Crisis

E42- Cassey Lottman and the Prison Crisis Cassey Lottman joins the pod to discuss her civic engagement journey from using a broad lens and filtering down to her very neighborhood. Her recent efforts have been coalition building to stop the new prison from being built while simultaneously pushing for reform to stop the overcrowding. We […]

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‘Contradictory focus of’ Remarks from Pius X Administration

On Wednesday, a Pius X student published an opinion article in the school newspaper* titled “Contradictory focus of Black Lives Matter.” The overtly racist column caused a stir, with statements such as, “The Black Lives Matter movement, to fulfill their stated mission, would do more for their cause by focusing on countering Planned Parenthood propaganda […]

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Full Transcript of Interview with Nebraska Exorcist Priest at US Capitol

Shortly after the attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, David Fulton was identified as the Catholic priest who told an interviewer he had performed an exorcism there. Fulton is priest of St. Michael’s in Central City, which is under the control of the Archdiocese of Omaha. The Archdiocese of Omaha is the […]

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E41- Thank You Pipeline Fighters

#NOKXL is a Nebraska win that the entire world can celebrate with us. It protects the earth, Native Sovereignty, property rights, and the future we all want.  It’s so easy to get down in the dumps so join us as we talk through how incredible it was to see Nebraskans of all types come together […]

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Testifying in the Time of COVID

You might see an announcement that the legislature has expanded options for testimony and comment due to COVID and think, “Oh good, I can testify over video.” You would be wrong. Despite all the technological advancements that have been adopted during the pandemic, you still cannot testify with video conferencing tools. The revisions to policies […]

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E40- Monika Gross and Child Welfare in Nebraska

E40- Monika Gross and Child Welfare in Nebraska  Trying to understand the relationship between the state, agencies, children and their families feels impossible. That’s why we brought in Nebraska native, UNL graduate, and the executive director of the Foster Care Review Board, Monika Gross. She walks us through the timeline of when Nebraska outsourced case […]