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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Archive: June 4, 2007

A pair of bills currently before Congress could give a big boost to beginning and family farmers in Colorado. Traci Bruckner with the Center for Rural Affairs says the bi-partisan "Rural America Preservation Act" will do away with unlimited government subsidies to huge corporate farms. “Wha ...Read More

Concern over global warming is climbing to new heights, and today a Massachusetts Congressman will lead a mountaintop summit on the issue in New Hampshire. Chairman Ed Markey and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will meet on Cannon Mountain. Markey says climate chang ...Read More

The stage is set for a debate on farm payment limitations following the introduction of the Rural American Preservation Act of 2007. The bi-partisan legislation that's sponsored by Sens. Grassley of Iowa and Dorgan of North Dakota would limit federal farm program payments to no more than $250,000 ...Read More

More than a dozen organizations in Iowa have joined the “Divided We Fail” campaign to raise awareness among politicians about the twin problems of health care and financial security. There will be a town hall style conversation today in Des Moines to discuss those issues. Bruce Koeppl ...Read More

Even in the middle of farm country, there are many Iowa school children who think their food comes from the grocery store, but have no idea how it got there. In order to educate them about farming and sustainable agriculture, Practical Farmers of Iowais once again offering its unique summer camp ca ...Read More

Several Midwest senators are sponsoring legislation they say will strengthen Minnesota farms because it limits subsidies to mega-farms. It’s a good deal, according to Chuck Hassebrook with the Center for Rural Affairs. “It closes the loopholes in the farm program payment limitations, s ...Read More

Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey is bringing members of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to Cannon Mountain in Franconia today for a firsthand look at how climate change is affecting New England. But committee spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder says the visit's not just ...Read More

A new bill in Congress could "knock the wind out" of national energy policy by making it harder to build new electricity-generating wind turbines. Robert Lumpkin of Tucumcari sees it as bad news for New Mexico farmers and ranchers looking to make some much-needed extra money from their land. "The ...Read More

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