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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 - FL: Energy Policy

PHOTO: INEOS Bio Facility. Courtesy: Union of Concerned Scientists

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Florida will be the country's first location to produce ethanol from yard waste such as leaves and tree trunks. The INEOS Bio Facility will soon be up and running in Vero Beach, using new technology to turn non-food biomass waste into fuel to be used in gasoline. Jeremy Martin i

Photo: Deepwater Horizon explosion. Courtesy: NWF

WASHINGTON - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is temporarily suspending BP from any new federal contracts, partly as a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. In its release Wednesday, the EPA said BP's practices showed a "lack of business integrity." The decision will p

PHOTO: U.S. Coast Guard fire boat response to the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard.

TAMPA, Fla. – BP is set to pay $4.5 billion for criminal charges related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement on Thursday. It covers guilty pleas of manslaughter for the 11 lives lost, as well as c

PHOTO: Wind turbine
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PENSACOLA, Fla. - The GE Wind Turbine Plant in Pensacola has 500 employees. Now, their jobs and those of thousands of others could be in jeopardy because Congress has stalled on a decision about the production tax credit for the wind industry. Larry Thomas, general manager of Energy Hardware, manuf

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Biofuels are hot new crops around the nation, but a new report urges caution before plowing to seed the fields. The National Wildlife Federation notes that bioenergy is an important piece of clean, local energy production. However, the report says, crops should be carefully sele

MIAMI, Fla. - "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation" is out, and none too soon: 2011 has been one of the most costly years on record for extreme weather events worldwide, and the U.S. has had more "billion dollar events" than ever before. Released b

This is Part Two of a two-part series that began Monday, October 3 BELLE GLADE, Fla. - In South Florida, sugar cane is king. Courting political favors is high on the sugar agenda, led by Flo-Sun, a holding company for Domino Sugar. Les Coleman provides this investigative report. Flo-Sun is control

BELLE GLADE, Fla. - A battle being waged in the ethanol industry pits sugar against corn, and it reaches from Florida to the Midwest to Latin America. Florida is at the center of this "energy war," and this investigative report by Les Coleman examines the history, business and political links betwee

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