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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: May 16, 2008

Bozeman, MT – The Bear Man of Russia is sharing grizzly details in Montana today, debunking some of what he says are myths about grizzly bears' unprovoked attacks on humans. Charlie Russell lived with grizzlies on a Russian peninsula for 11 years, and he claims that when bears have positive ex ...Read More

Johnson City, TN – Budget cuts proposed by Governor Phil Bredesen threaten to affect a planned expansion of the TennCare program, meaning many people will lose their health coverage, and others won’t qualify at all. The state's insurance coverage for the most medically-needy was closed ...Read More

Rapid City, SD – The Oglala Sioux Tribe is making a study of mountain lions an environmental priority, now that the Black Hills Mountain Lion Foundation reports evidence that a breeding population may exist on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. Trudy Ecoffey, a senior wildlife biologist wit ...Read More

Fargo, ND – A Fargo man today begins a 100-mile run for his life and for the memory of those who have lost their lives to stroke. Three years ago, Rick Wagar admits, he was a 230-pound couch potato, but today, moved by the sudden death of his brother at age 53, Wagar is a motivated marathoner ...Read More

Silverton, OR – Does it really pay to be a union member? A new five-year study says 'yes' and provides state-by-state figures to back up the claim. In Oregon, union membership means, on average, $1.67 more per hour for workers in jobs that typically are the lowest-paid. That amounts to about $ ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – Critics here of the new national farm bill, approved this week in Congress, complain that Nevada cattle ranchers and programs for poor and rural Nevadans stand to receive only a fraction of the assistance committed to Midwest "mega-farms" through subsidies. The $307 billion, fi ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA – A promise finally made good: that's a Pennsylvania view of the national farm bill approved by Congress Thursday. Among its many provisions, the measure provides real cash for cleaning up Chesapeake Bay, by including more than $400 million for cleanup projects in the region. D ...Read More

Sacramento, CA - The landmark ruling from the California Supreme Court allowing same-sex couples to marry is being heralded as an historic moment. In a four-to-three decision, the justices ruled Thursday that a voter-approved law defining marriage as between one man and one woman was unconstitutiona ...Read More

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