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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Archive: April 16, 2008

Portland, OR – Food costs are taking a bigger and bigger bite out of paychecks, and there's no end in sight. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has predicted a 4.5 percent rise in food prices for 2008, atop a 4 percent increase in 2007. These figures don't surprise Ken Meter of Crossroads Res ...Read More

Columbus, OH – A mysterious problem with bee colonies that's creating a "buzz" around the country could cause problems with crops, gardens and, ultimately, result in higher food prices in Ohio. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has caused a drop in wild and domestic honeybee populations around ...Read More

Missoula, MT – Cruising around campus at the University of Montana these days most likely involves bus riding, biking or walking--NOT driving a car. It's the result of a student-run transit system that discourages driving in order to reduce climate change pollution. The system is unique, and h ...Read More

BOSTON - Housing prices are rising, and not surprisingly, so is the nation's homelessness rate. A national conference in Boston this week aims to get families and children back into homes. According to the most recent data, 100,000 children are homeless at some point each year in Massachusetts. Sue ...Read More

It's true, money CAN buy happiness. The catch? You're happier when you spend that money on someone else. Researchers at the University of British Columbia conducted a series of studies to measure how people felt after being generous. Co-author Lara Aknin reports on their findings. "Interestingly e ...Read More

Cascade, ID – A smelly swamp near the town of Cascade has been turned into a community gem, thanks to students at the Cascade High School Advanced Research Lab. Fischer Pond had become a popular, albeit illegal, dumpsite over the years. Now, however, it is a fishing park for families and also ...Read More

Springfield, IL – Illinois is at least five months and $2 billion dollars behind on its bills. The payments are due to organizations that provide state-mandated social services, including family counseling, foster care and assistance for people with disabilities. Today, Lutheran church and age ...Read More

Nashville, TN – April is "Autism Awareness Month," and advocates for Tennesseeans with disabilities have been pushing state lawmakers to fulfill a promise made years ago: to fund services for persons living with autism and other developmental disabilities. The service programs were part of a ...Read More

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