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President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - AR: Health

80% of Americans say the costs of medications are unreasonable. (adrian_ilie825/Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The debate over prescription drug prices is heating up in state legislatures and on Capitol Hill, and was even a point of contention in the first debate for the 2020 presidential election. However, the high price of medications is more than just political fodder for many Ar

A new Trump administration program is designed to cut new HIV infections by 75 percent in five years and 90 percent by 2030. (ArkansasRAPPS)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Public-health advocates in Arkansas are still waiting to hear the details of a recently announced federal initiative aimed at ending new HIV infections in the U.S. During his State of the Union address in February, President Donald Trump announced a plan designed to cut n

A new report shows that fewer children are signed up for health coverage in Arkansas and across the country. (Pixabay)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – After a decade of steady improvement, the number of children with health insurance is dropping, in Arkansas and across the nation. A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows that nationwide, the number of kids without health coverage

AARP and the U.S. Postal Service are teaming up for Operation Protect Veterans, to warn those who have served about current schemes and scams. (Ed Schipul/Flickr)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Those who have helped protect America through their military service, now may need some protection of their own. Military veterans are more often victimized by fraud than non-veterans, according to Charles Wagener, volunteer state president of AARP in Arkansas. He says

Instead of standard Medicare Parts A and B, seniors can opt for so-called Advantage Plans, which can cut the cost of co-pays and deductibles. (Medicare.com)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — If you are eligible for Medicare coverage or soon will be, choices you make in the next few weeks may determine how much you pay for health care next year. Medicare's open-enrollment period is now open and runs through December 7. It's an opportunity for about 500,000 Ark

Child-safety experts advise always checking the back seat, regardless of whether your child is supposed to be with you, to avoid accidentally forgetting them in the car. (Twenty20)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Temperatures will top 90 degrees in much of Arkansas this week, and with that comes the concern of children being left in cars. Last year, 43 children died of heat stroke after being left in a hot car, including an Arkansas child who was left in a day-care van. This month

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law banning morning-after pills in Arkansas earlier this year. (Geoff Livingston/Flickr)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A federal judge who previously prevented Arkansas from blocking Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood on Tuesday said she won't issue a new ruling requiring the state to resume the funding. At the same time, national groups have launched a new partnership to ensure that l

Experts say finding unused prescription drugs at a friend or relativesí house can turn curiosity into a deadly addiction. (stevepb/Pixabay) <br /><br />

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day, and across Arkansas, there will be hundreds of locations to drop off expired or unused medications. Officials say keeping prescription drugs indefinitely in a medicine cabinet can be an invitation to abuse, and improperly disposing

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