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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 20, 2020

Thousands of homes in southern Oregon were lost during September wildfires. (Bumble Dee/Adobe Stock)

MEDFORD, Ore. -- A credit union is leading relief efforts after wildfires devastated Oregon in September. Rogue Credit Union has raised more than $1 million for communities in southern Oregon. President and CEO of the Credit Union Gene Pelham said 2,500 homes near their Medford headquarters were d ...Read More

Heading into 2020, a record 32 million Latinos were projected to be eligible to vote in the United States. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A key advocacy group says Iowa's Latinx communities could have a significant impact at the polls in November. And even though policy decisions have made it harder to vote safely, activists feel optimistic about turnout. Historically, Latinos have lagged behind other demographic ...Read More

Volunteers with OneArizona helped thousands of Arizonans register to vote during the spring and summer, and are re-contacting them before Election Day to make sure they have a plan to cast their ballot. (OneArizona)<br />

TUCSON, Ariz. -- What do you do for an encore after you register thousands of Arizonans to vote? You head back out and make sure they cast their ballots. Volunteers from OneArizona, a coalition of almost 30 advocacy groups from across the state, spent much of the spring and summer contacting and a ...Read More

Proposition 25 would eliminate cash bail in California. (whatimeantosay/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In two weeks, Californians will decide on three criminal-justice reform ballot measures. Proposition 25 would repeal the current system of cash bail. Instead people would be released while awaiting trial for certain low-level crimes. For mid-level crimes, a judge would use an ...Read More

A new report shows that Black women hold almost 50% more student loan debt than white men. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Concerned student debt hits Black students hardest, the NAACP is taking to Twitter today in a campaign to make sure presidential candidates prioritize reducing college debt in their education policy platforms. In Virginia, research shows almost 70% of students of color took out ex ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Nov. 10 on whether to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The ruling is likely to be announced in June 2021. (zimmytws/Adobe Stock)

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- If a lawsuit before the Supreme Court to repeal the Affordable Care Act succeeds, some 260,000 Utahns would lose their health coverage. A new report from the nonpartisan Urban Institute estimates that would almost double the proportion of Utahns who are uninsured. Despite ...Read More

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