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PNS National Newscast

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PNS Daily Newscast - November 27, 2020. 

A call on state congressional delegations to speed COVID-19 economic relief; a gap in trapping pollution impacts communities of color.

2020Talks - November 25, 2020 

CORRECTED 2:30pm MST 11/25 - Linda Thomas-Greenfield would be the second Black woman in US UN Ambassador role, Susan Rice was the first. Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*


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
SALT LAKE CITY - Public health officials continue to discourage large gatherings for this Thanksgiving, but it's hard to tell how big is too big. If you're planning to host or attend a holiday event, how do you evaluate the risk of acquiring or spreading COVID-19? Scientists at Georgia Tech University have developed an Event Risk Assessment ...Read More
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
MADISON, Wis. - This week, Wisconsin health officials shared more sobering COVID-19 data, and the pandemic's effect has been devastating in Latino communities. A Madison group says education is key to protecting this population. The Latino Health Council says in Dane County, Latinos make up nearly 16% of COVID-19 cases ...Read More

Social Issues

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Holiday conversations can be stressful, especially in a year filled with misinformation and disinformation about the election, the pandemic and racial protests. But experts say folks can use compassion at this year's Thanksgiving table to challenge tricky subjects. Bridget Todd ...Read More
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
DURHAM, N.C. - Thanksgiving gatherings may be smaller this year, but North Carolinians need access to food more than ever, as the pandemic's economic downturn leaves many households struggling to buy groceries. Katie-Rose Crater, interim co-director of Farmer Foodshare works with farmers of color ...Read More