PNS National Newscast

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the Public News Service (podcast)"
"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
"Alexa, play Public News Service podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app


Audio Activation
"Siri, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Hey Google, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Alexa, play Two-Thousand-Twenty Talks podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app


PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 

Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.

2020Talks - October 1, 2020 

Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says they plan to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Archive: April 16, 2015

GRAPHIC: Virginia teachers and parents say punitive over testing is hurting children, especially the very young ones. Graphic courtesy of Put Kids First.

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia tests school children too much and starts much too early according to some teachers in the state. Rebecca Jasman, a Louisa County elementary school teacher, says the testing puts what she calls a "ridiculous amount of pressure," even on very young children. She says she's se ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservation and environmental groups are highlighting what they say is the destructive work of the Republican-led Congress' first 100 days under the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo courtesy of Wild Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. - The Republican-led Congress has earned a failing grade from conservation and environmental groups for their first 100 days. Terra Pascarosa of Virginia Beach is regional manager with the Moms Clean Air Force, one of the groups tallying a report for Congress under Senate Majority Lead ...Read More

The waiting game is about to go away for those in line for Wyoming Home Services. Credit: Robert1234/

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The wait soon will be over for Wyomingites who have requested assistance from a program that helps people age at home, instead of going to a nursing home. The Wyoming Legislature approved a $200,000 increase in funding for the Wyoming Home Services Program. That money will help aro ...Read More

PHOTO: Experts say there has been a rise in phone-related IRS scams. AARP Ohio is working to educate residents on fraud and offering resources to help protect people themselves from scams through the Fraud Watch Network. Photo credit: Martin Cathrae/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As technology advances, con artists are discovering newer, sneakier ways to take advantage of Ohioans. And while law enforcement investigates an increasing number of fraud cases, AARP Ohio is helping consumers avoid falling victim to scams. Ed Cokley, advocacy volunteer with the AAR ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 35,000 Hoosiers filed complaints alleging identity theft or fraud in 2014. AARP Indiana is encouraging consumers to fight fraud by shredding documents containing personal information. Photo credit: Antony Theobald/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Tax Day has passed, but piles of papers and receipts containing personal information may still be lying around some Indiana homes. Consumer experts say it's important to destroy unnecessary sensitive documents so they don't fall into the hands of con artists. Mandla Moyo, outreach ...Read More

PHOTO: They teach kids, fix roads, care for the elderly and more. On Saturday, state workers are holding a half-dozen rallies in Washington communities to call attention to their jobs, in a campaign called Public Service Matters. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

OLYMPIA, Wash. - This weekend, state employees are asking their fellow Washingtonians to consider the value of the "service" in public service. They'll rally in six cities, from Centralia to Medical Lake, to make the points that their jobs matter and their contracts should be taken seriously by stat ...Read More

PHOTO: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments tomorrow in a challenge to President Obama's executive actions that can help some undocumented immigrants in Nevada and elsewhere remain in the U.S. temporarily. Photo courtesy of

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The ACLU of Nevada is among about 150 organizations asking the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn an injunction which temporarily halted President Obama's immigration programs. The court is expected to hear arguments tomorrow in the multi-state legal challenge over the ...Read More

PHOTO: Former Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is in the Granite State this week, warning about wasteful Pentagon spending and the corrupting influence of big money on the race for the White House. Courtesy: College of William and Mary

DURHAM, N.H. - The ranks of declared presidential candidates keeps growing and today a foreign policy expert is warning Granite Staters about what he calls wasteful military spending. Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired colonel who served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilk ...Read More

1 of 1 pages   1