PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 

U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 

18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Would You Read Them in the Snow? Would You Read Them High and Low?

March 1, 2007

It's Dr. Seuss' birthday Friday and, to mark the event, schools are celebrating "Read Across America." Stan Johnson, head of teacher's union WEAC, says schools around the state will bring in athletes, business leaders, and community members as special guest readers - to have a little fun while sending a serious message about the importance of literacy.

"What we have to do, as parents and people in the community, talk about the excitement of reading and then imagining things that happen when you're reading a book. This program re-emphasizes to parents, communities, students, all about the importance of reading, and how fundamental it is to be successful later on in life."

Johnson believes efforts to promote reading should continue all year long; he encourages parents and community members to contact local schools to find ways to get involved.

Shawn Brommer runs children's programs for the South Central Wisconsin library system. She says the best way to help school-age kids develop reading skills, is to let them read to you.

"By asking our children to read to us, we are really empowering them to be literate little people."

Information on "Read Across America" is online at

Rob Ferrett/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - WI