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Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - AZ: Senior

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Medical schools teach students how to treat illness and injury, but typically spend little time on the specialized skills required for end-of-life care. Four years ago, Arizona's largest hospice agency, Hospice of the Valley, began training all Maricopa County internal medicine and

MESA, Ariz. - Faced with a 30 percent drop in donations, Mesa United Way has turned to retired volunteers with project management experience to help their member agencies overcome the funding shortfall. United Way president Carol McCormack says the over-55 volunteers don't need a lot of training or

PHOENIX - Despite the tough economic times, learning programs at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix are stronger than ever, thanks to a dedicated group of 20 retiree volunteers with extensive knowledge and experience in education, science, math, engineering and technology. Volunteer coordinator

MESA, Ariz. - A trio of skilled volunteers nearing retirement is helping Mesa museums better serve their patrons in a time of shrinking city revenues. The leadership volunteers are tackling projects ranging from sharpening marketing plans to designing new informational signs. Arizona Museum for Yo

PHOENIX - As they near retirement, highly-skilled Arizona professionals in the Baby Boomer generation are increasingly volunteering with under-staffed and under-funded nonprofits and charities around the state. One example is a Phoenix agency, Duet, that provides one-on-one support services for home

PHOENIX - If you're not young, pregnant or a caregiver, Arizona health officials predict it will likely be several weeks before you can get H1N1 flu shots. Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, a medical epidemiologist for Maricopa County Health, says those in the lowest-priority groups will have to fend for them

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Even families who have health insurance may soon be priced out of the market. A new study from Families USA confirms that the cost of private health insurance in Arizona is rising at three times the rate of typical workers' earnings. Ron Pollack, the executive director of Families

PHOENIX - The arts in Arizona may soon be ready to save hearts ... and lives. The Arizona Commission on the Arts will start taking applications next week for 30 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), to be placed in nonprofit arts and cultural facilities. Commission director Robert Booker says so

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