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2020Talks – August 26, 2019. (3 min.) 


Introducing a M-F newscast tracking the 2020 Elections, starting with Iowa, First in the Nation. Tea Party Republican Joe Walsh enters the GOP race, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders explains what he means by Democratic Socialism and Washington governor Jay Inslee drops his bid for the democratic nomination.

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Archive: July 2, 2018

In non-presidential election years, typically two-thirds of the people who turn out to vote are age 50 or older. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. — The November election is pivotal for Michigan's future, and a new effort is underway to encourage all Michiganders to make their voices heard. AARP Michigan is kicking off its Be the Difference campaign to engage more voters in the midterm election. Manager of advocacy for A ...Read More

Having a support system can help children with Type 1 diabetes feel like they aren't alone. (Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming, especially for a child. And a Kentucky program is working to provide emotional support for kids with Type 1 diabetes and their families. The "Family Link" program is a collaboration of the American Diabetes Association in Kentucky ...Read More

Despite rallies and demonstrations, Massachusetts workers are slated to lose time-and-a-half pay once their contracts expire under a new state law. (UFCW)

BOSTON — There's mixed reaction over legislation signed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker last week, which raises the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour and provides for paid family leave. But over five years, it also cuts premium pay. "Time-and-a-half" Sunday and holiday pay has benefite ...Read More

The ERA NC Alliance recently gathered in Raleigh for an advocacy day to urge lawmakers to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. (ERA NC Aliiance)

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina is poised to make history. Thirty-seven states — most recently Illinois — have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, which has been more than 40 years in the making. There is a renewed push to call on state lawmakers to ratify the ERA, which many thi ...Read More

The Zaldivars are among almost 277,000 Colorado residents living in households with an undocumented family member, including an estimated 130,000 children. (Zaldivar family)

DENVER — As officials struggle to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, a new report calculates the economic and social costs of current detention and deportation policies. Christina Zaldivar participated in the Colorado Fiscal Institute surve ...Read More

Antibacterial soaps, such as those containing triclosan, are no more effective at killing germs than is regular soap. (Marmotto/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Here's a tip for a safer July 4th picnic or barbecue: A new report says the act of simply washing your hands may not be enough to avoid the spread of bacteria and illness. The U.S. Department of Agriculture research found that 97 percent of people are failing at basic h ...Read More

President Donald Trump has promised to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy with a Supreme Court pick who will overturn Roe v. Wade. (trac1/Twenty20)

SEATTLE — Supporters of women's rights say developments at the U.S. Supreme Court are putting the future of reproductive rights in peril. Last week, the court ruled in a 5-4 decision that so-called crisis pregnancy centers run by anti-abortion groups cannot be compelled by states to post inf ...Read More

AmeriZao is a newly trademarked name of a jujube fruit tree variety cultivated by New Mexico State University Professor Shengrui Yao. (newscenternmsu.edu)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There are more than 500 varieties of the jujube plant, and one in New Mexico has a newly trademarked name. "AmeriZao" is what New Mexico State University is calling its jujube tree. Many people aren't familiar with this fruit - it's also known as a red date or Chinese dat ...Read More

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