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

2020Talks

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

Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2020 


GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander comes to the defense of Dr. Anthony Fauci; the NAACP goes to bat over student debt and Election 2020.


2020Talks - October 20, 2020 


Early voting starts in Florida, and North Carolina allows election officials to start the ballot curing process. Plus, Trump's attacks on Dr. Fauci.

AARP: Kentuckians Have Earned a Say on Medicare, Social Security

March 21, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentuckians are being offered a way to let their voices be heard in the debate on how Medicare and Social Security are being handled in Washington - and whether the programs will be there for seniors in the future.

Starting today, AARP is embarking on its "You've Earned a Say" initiative with community meetings across the state. Tihisha Rawlins, who is coordinating the campaign in Kentucky, says comments from the "average Joe" will be treated as anything but average - and AARP also will share the latest information about efforts in Congress to change Social Security and Medicare.

"So they can know the truth about the programs and their viability and not 'spin,' and be able to come to their own conclusions about what needs to be done with those programs."

The stakes are high in Kentucky, where nearly 895,000 people depend on Social Security and another 767,000 are enrolled in Medicare. More information, including a questionnaire to fill out and locations of the Kentucky meetings, is online at aarp.org/ky.

Too often, Rawlins says, open dialogue hasn't been part of key decisions being made about changes to Medicare and Social Security.

"That conversation is going on behind closed doors, and so what we're trying to do is open that conversation up to the people who will be impacted by these programs, and give them a chance to voice their opinions."

Rawlins says Washington needs a verbal reminder that the programs aren't entitlements.

"They're not 'entitlements.' We earned these benefits and we want to make sure that they're there. We want to strengthen them, and make sure that they are around for current beneficiaries, future beneficiaries, and just on down the line."

More information about the program is online at earnedasay.org.

Tom Joseph, Public News Service - KY