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"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
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PNS Daily Newscast - November 25, 2020 

Feeding hungry families, on Thanksgiving and beyond; and is that turkey really from a family farm? (Note to Broadcasters: The newscast has been granted a holiday for Thanksgiving, but we'll return first thing Friday.)

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: October 16, 2020

The Voter Protection Corps, a national nonprofit led by Quentin Palfrey in Quentin, Mass., launched in 2019 to address voting difficulties ahead of the 2020 election, including Election Night. (David/Flickr)

WESTON, Mass. - Election experts, including a secretary of state, recently spoke with Massachusetts-based Voter Protection Corps about how election night can go smoothly. During a Zoom panel, they said most people should have an easy experience voting, whether in person or by mail. But Election Ni ...Read More

About 700 people reportedly are members of the militia group People's Rights in Montana. (Mariusz Blach/Adobe Stock)

Updated to include map of US militia activity from MilitiaWatch and ACLED: 10/24/2020 11:58 MST HELENA, Mont. - Membership in a far-right militia network in the Northwest reportedly has exploded since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana Human Rights Network and Institute for Research ...Read More

The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court ruled that only mail-in ballots that use the secrecy envelope will be counted. (Art of Success/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Thousands of Pennsylvania votes could be thrown out in November under a strict new rule for mail-in ballots. Last month, the state Supreme Court handed down rulings that were seen as largely a win for Democrats. They extended the deadline for absentee ballots, allowed more ballot ...Read More

54% of Hoosiers have health-insurance coverage through their employer. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS - COVID-19 has elevated the importance of quality health care, and Hoosiers with employer-sponsored insurance coverage are encouraged to carefully review their options for 2021. Now is the time of year that open enrollment for private health-insurance plans is offered for the upcoming ...Read More

A new nature preserve in West Virginia represents an innovative approach to restoring land polluted by former coal mines. (Flickr)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As a result of a lawsuit over water pollution from mining, a tract of land that once housed surface mines is being repurposed as a public recreation area for West Virginians. The Mammoth Preserve in Kanawha County will offer mountain biking, hiking trails and other amenities. A ...Read More

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