PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 

A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  

Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - IL: Mental Health

GRAPHIC: An estimated 27 percent of Americans are victims of workplace bullying, according to a 2014 survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute. Graphic courtesy of WBI.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - While bullying is typically considered a school-yard problem, there are millions of American adults who say they've been victims of bullying on the job. According to a 2014 national survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), 27 percent of workers report being bullied by

GRAPHIC: Schools in Illinois and around the country are using wireless Internet connections - and receiving billions in federal aid to expand Wi-Fi use - despite growing concern that exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) transmissions may be harmful to students and teachers. Graphic credit: Compfight/Flickr

WILMETTE, Ill. – Warnings about the potential hazards of radiation from Wi-Fi in school classrooms are on the rise. But those who are concerned about the health effects of Radiofrequency Radiation – RFR, as it's known – are finding it can be hard to make headway. Sheri Calarco,

PHOTO: A study spearheaded in Illinois finds many characteristics of an autism spectrum disorder can be identified in children by age two. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - New research out of Illinois suggests that autism can be identified earlier than previously thought, in children as young as age two years. A study headed by Dr. Laurie Jeans as a University of Illinois graduate student found a number of behavioral and developmental deficits pres

PHOTO: While the vast majority of people gamble responsibly, experts say 2 to 3 percent of the population has a gambling addiction. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A spin of the roulette wheel or a throw of the dice at the craps table can be a good time for many Illinoisans who enjoy gambling now and then. But it can lead others down the wrong path. According to the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling, 2 to 3 percent of the popul

PHOTO: A measure is under consideration at the statehouse that would allow Illinois prisoners who have served 25 years to apply for parole at age 50. Photo credit: morgue file.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Supporters of the Elderly Bill in Illinois are denying that it's "a get out of jail free" pass for aging long-term prisoners. House Bill 3668 would enable a convict who is 50 years of age or older and who has served at least 25 consecutive years to apply for a sentence modificati

GRAPHIC: A new study finds 38 million Americans drink too much, and despite the health risks, very few are honest with their doctor about their behavior. Infographic courtesty of CDC.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Many Illinoisans are pouring themselves a few too many on a regular basis, and despite the health risks, a new study from the CDC finds that they are not discussing their drinking habits with their doctors. The report found that at least 38 million Americans drink too much, but o

PHOTO: Dozens of organizations in Illinois are working to promote awareness of childhood trauma and better educate those who work with children on the issue.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Whether it's a tornado, maltreatment, abuse or growing up in poverty, there are a variety of stressers that can lead to childhood trauma. Work is under way to better educate Illinois parents, policy and community leaders on the issue. Anne Studzinski, managing director of the I

Not focusing on the stressors and spending time with loved ones or giving to others are among the best ways to improve your own sense of happiness and well-being.  Image by: Steven Damron

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - While it's said to be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be the most stressful time for many Illinoisans. From the shopping and decorating to the office parties and family gatherings, the holidays can mean a lot of work and a lot of places to go. According to Dr.

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