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

2020Talks

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

Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - AR: Education

More than 50% of U.S. adults age 25 to 64 have earned a degree or other credential beyond a high school diploma, according to data from the Lumina Foundation. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Millions of jobs across the U.S. have vanished in the months since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and many Arkansans may have to gain new skills or refresh the ones they have to navigate the jobs landscape amid the economic fallout from the public health crisis. Accord

According to 2018 data from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 26% of Arkansas children live in households with a high housing cost burden. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Childhood poverty in Arkansas is on the rise, according to data recently released by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Rich Huddleston, executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, says about one in four children in the state now lives in poverty. The Cas

Dr. Gordon Morgan, the first African-American professor hired by the University of Arkansas, passed away in December at age 88. (Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A new, special collection documents the work of Dr. Gordon Morgan, the first African-American professor hired by the University of Arkansas. Morgan was hired in 1969 as an associate professor of sociology, at a time when few faculty members of color could be found at predomina

Some 1,800 teachers in the Little Rock School District are expected to walk out of their classrooms today for a one-day strike. (fotomek/Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Teachers in the Little Rock School District are planning a one-day strike Thursday after the state Board of Education effectively moved to decertify the teachers' union. The 23,000 student district – the state's largest – has been under state control since 201

Poor pay and benefits for preschool teachers are seen as a threat to the success of Arkansas' early-education programs. (MonkeyBusiness/AdobeStock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Even as enrollment for 3- and 4-year-olds in Arkansas preschools increased last year, the state cut funding for early education, according to a new report. The study, by the National Institute for Early Education Research, found the Arkansas preschool program meets eight out of

A new study of Arkansas schools points out that some forms of discipline, including expulsion or corporal punishment, rarely resolve a student's behavior issues. (SBPhoto/Twenty20)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas schools rely too heavily on expulsion and corporal punishment to discipline students, according to a new report. The study said spanking or expelling kids as disciplinary actions makes learning harder for students who are struggling to achieve, and rarely resolves the u

Many Americans 50 and older are looking at changing careers, and are considering starting their own business. (Pelaez/GettyImages)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Older Arkansans who are thinking about owning and operating a small business can learn what it takes to be their own boss at a workshop next week. Through a grant from the AARP Foundation, Winrock International is conducting a free, informational seminar titled Work for Yourself

The state of Arkansas now mandates that high school students must pass a Financial Literacy course in order to graduate. (Hero/GettyImages)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A new report shows that Arkansas is making significant progress in teaching high school students the life skills they will need to handle money. According to a new study by the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College, the Natural State has gone from one of the

1 of 5 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »