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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*

Archive: September 29, 2009

DETROIT - The saying goes, 'You are what you eat,' and a new survey shows major concern about where our food comes from and who's making sure it's safe. Erik Olson, the director of food and consumer safety for the Pew Health Group, says a Pew-commissioned survey of a thousand people nationwide show ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Despite Minnesota's ranking as third in the nation in the percentage of people who have health insurance, a new survey indicates some disparities for kids in the state. The U.S. Census Bureau's annual American Community Survey looked closely at health insurance coverage for the f ...Read More

Is it in or is it out? Or, is there a "third" public option to consider? Today, the Senate committee debating health care legislation is likely to vote on amendments to add a public option to Senator Max Baucus's bill. Howard Kahn, the CEO of the nation's largest public health plan, L.A. Care Heal ...Read More

FAIRFAX, Va. - An unexpected long-term consequence of the spike in divorces in the 1970s is that many people now have four - or more - elderly parents to care for. Catherine Tompkins is a professor of social work at George Mason University, who specializes in elder care. She says social workers are ...Read More

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - There are plenty of Kentuckians making too little, facing bankruptcy, and just plain struggling to make ends meet. That's the gist of a new scorecard published by the economic-policy agency Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), measuring the financial security of families ...Read More

BOISE, Idaho - Up to half of Idahoans may ignore the advice of top health officials when it comes to H1N1 flu and seasonal flu prevention. While they may be vigilant in washing their hands and covering sneezes and coughs, they may not stay home or keep kids home from school if experiencing flu sympt ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia gets just an average score on its efforts to help poor people, according to the national non-profit Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). Calah Young, executive director of the West Virginia Alliance For Sustainable Families, says that every two years that ...Read More

CHICAGO - Tens of thousands of college students in Illinois who can least afford it have been told that they will get no more tuition funding from the state for the spring semester. The Illinois Monetary Award Program, known as MAP, will be out of money by January because of budget cuts, and student ...Read More

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