Working to bring you community-focused reporting from Lincoln, KZUM’s news program launched in June 2018. Starting small, with a weekly half-hour newscast and online stories throughout the week, KZUM News hopes to highlight the people of Lincoln and stories important to them, down to a neighborhood level.

Hosted by Casey Welsch and featuring contributions by volunteer reporters, KZUM News will air live every Thursday, 6-6:30 p.m., and be available as a podcast the following day at

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Indigo Bridge Gun Safety Forum

Indigo Bridge bookstore brought together three ideologically diverse voices to debate and discuss the issue of gun safety before the public. Panelists were local author Nils McConnell; Nebraskans Against Gun Violence Vice President Melody Vaccaro; and Thunder Alley Indoor Shooting Range co-owner Cruze Lauer.

Nebraska families gather to protest ICE in Omaha

A group of Nebraska families gathered at the USCIS facility in Omaha to protest the existence of ICE and the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their families at the US-Mexico border. They were met with a cold reception.

Families Belong Together rally set for Saturday

The event to raise awareness of families being separated and detained at the U.S. border due to immigration policy will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday on the north side of the capitol. Speakers will include local DACA recipients, Jane Kleeb, Dr. Marty Ramirez, Mary Pipher and others.