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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - CA: Oceans

As the Obama administration considers opening a new stretch of Alaskan coastline to offshore oil drilling, environmentalists are commemorating the anniversary of one of the country's greatest ecological disasters. 20 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alas

Californians are diving deep into the Pacific Ocean without ever leaving their computers. New online mapping tools allow people to see underwater, and at the same time track the effects of climate change and human activity. MarineMap.org allows users to view maps of marine areas in and around Califo

California has a lot at stake in a huge wilderness conservation package expected to be heard in the U.S. House of Representatives as early as this week. The Omnibus Public Land Management Act, covers more than 700,000 acres in California. The legislation would protect land in the Eastern Sierra Neva

President Bush is looking to leave behind a "blue legacy." The President is designating three areas in the Pacific Ocean as marine national monuments - and the total area getting federal protection is larger than the state of California. The move is part of an effort to protect and replenish marine

As a new class of lawmakers begins work at the state Capitol, they are reminded of their predecessors' environmental record. The annual California Environmental Scorecard grades members of the legislature and the governor on how they voted on key pieces of legislation. David Allgood, Southern Cali

The idea of creating underwater parks for our fish and wildlife is "catching" on; as California continues to expand its statewide system of these underwater safe havens, a national effort is now underway as well. The National Marine Protected Areas Center has launched the first system of MPAs to be

California's cold water fish are in deep trouble. A new report called "SOS: California's Native Fish Crisis," finds that 65 percent of native salmon, steelhead and trout could be extinct within 100 years or sooner. The University of California Davis study analyzed thirty-two native fish species; of

California's fish troubles may go beyond the current salmon crisis. Amid warnings of overfishing in the Pacific and other oceans, a new report from the University of British Columbia finds that one-third of the fish caught worldwide is not for humans to consume, but for livestock feed. Each year mor

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