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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 

Feeding hungry families, on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: The newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we'll return first thing Friday.)

2020Talks - November 25, 2020 

Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing.


Wednesday, November 25, 2020
AUGUSTA, Maine - With so many people learning and working from home in the pandemic, the Maine Broadband Coalition is conducting a crowd-sourced speed test to identify gaps in the state's high-speed internet access. Participants can find out about their own speeds, while helping the Coalition determine where upgrades are needed. Peggy Schaffer ...Read More
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Environmental groups are praising a new report that recommends Maryland reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% by 2030. That's 10 years sooner than the state's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act calls for. The Maryland Commission on Climate Change Annual Report also endorses achieving net-zero emissions by 2045 ...Read More

Health and Wellness

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio - With recreational or medical use of marijuana now legal in most states, one group wants to ensure that Ohioans fully understand its potential health risks. Prevention Action Alliance Executive Director Fran Gerbig explained that little is known about the safety implications of marijuana use ...Read More
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Doctors are calling it an alarming trend - new cancer diagnoses have dropped since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, likely because people are letting routine cancer screening and other medical appointments lapse. Dr. Joshua Ofman is Chief Medical Officer at GRAIL, Inc ...Read More

Social Issues

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
DULUTH, Minn. - The lack of a new federal pandemic relief bill has local governments and nonprofits worried about how people will be able to survive the economic crisis. In Minnesota, one hunger-fighting group says programs could see their expanding reach during COVID-19 cut off ...Read More
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas - In the days leading up to the November 3 election, political pundits saw signs the historically red state of Texas might vote for Joe Biden. That didn't happen, but Democrats say they're optimistic about a turnaround in 2024. While Democrats gained ground in some cities and suburbs ...Read More