PNS National Newscast

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the Public News Service (podcast)"
"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
"Alexa, play Public News Service podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app


Audio Activation
"Siri, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Hey Google, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Alexa, play Two-Thousand-Twenty Talks podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app


PNS Daily Newscast - March 9, 2021 

IA reporter trial renews calls to protect press freedoms; California movement to ban new gas stations is spreading.

2021Talks - March 9, 2021 

The House votes on the American Rescue Plan, President Biden signs orders to advance gender equity, and with legislation pending to protect voting rights, pressure grows to end the Senate tactic of the filibuster.

Meltdown Warning “Pedaled” in NY

Downloading Audio

Click to download

We love that you want to share our Audio! And it is helpful for us to know where it is going.
Media outlets that are interested in downloading content should go to
Click Here if you do not already have an account and need to sign up.
Please do it now, as the option to download our audio packages is ending soon

October 20, 2008

New York, NY - A pilgrimage on two wheels is taking place in New York today, as bikers "pedal" a message warning of a meltdown that's more literal than the financial crisis metaphor. Bicyclists from Buffalo to Long Island are riding to Albany to raise awareness of global climate change with political candidates.

Blair Horner with the New York Public Interest Research Group is one of the riders.

"While the public has been transfixed by the global meltdown of the financial industry, one important meltdown is falling underneath the radar screen, which is meltdown of the climate."

Scientists are now reporting record-high autumn temperatures in the Arctic, which are causing polar ice melt that can be linked to a saltier Atlantic Ocean. Horner says New York is seeing similar climate change impacts with rising sea levels.

Horner says the scientific community has made it clear that major changes are needed, like greenhouse gas reductions of 80 percent by the middle of the century. Some still doubt whether human actions can have an effect. He says candidates should declare where they stand.

"The election's coming up in just a few short weeks and we think that this is the important issue. There is no turning back if we end up with runaway global warming. The world as we know it will be devastated, and now is the time for the candidates to speak up and let the public know what kind of policies they are going to embrace."

Horner is with a group of riders following the Hudson River headed north. Another group is following the Erie Canal through Rochester, Syracuse and Utica. All the cyclists will link up in Albany on Sunday.

Michael Clifford/Steve Powers, Public News Service - NY