PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2020 

University of California gets high marks for shelving standardized test scores during the pandemic; and the work-from-home trend could be a boon for people with disabilities.

2020Talks - May 26, 2020 

Monday was Memorial Day. More than 100,000 people in the five major U.S. territories are military veterans, but can't vote for commander-in-chief. Plus, Puerto Rico has a statehood referendum this November.

Public News Service - IL: Peace

Opponents of a strike on Syria protested outside the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago Saturday     Courtesy of: AFSC

CHICAGO - Congress is debating a possible military strike against the regime in Syria. Supporters say we have no choice but to punish Syria for a chemical attack on its own people. Some oppose the action because they are afraid it will draw the U.S. into another costly war, like Iraq. Secretary of S

The National Priorities Project average taxpayer receipt      Graphic: Courtesy of NPP

CHICAGO - A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that millenials, Americans between 18 and 33, have higher than normal levels of stress. And many young people who are starting to learn about taxes and federal budgets say they're getting nervous about the future. Dan Neuman,

Chicago protesters compare military spending to domestic spending. Courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

CHICAGO - The sequester is scheduled to start going into effect on Friday. According to a new White House analysis, Illinois will lose $58 million from education, and hundreds of teachers and special education assistants could lose their jobs. Republican leaders accuse the President of exaggeratin

Children eating at breadline outside Senator Durbin's office      Photo credit: Debbie Southorn

CHICAGO - Several faith and social justice groups are feeding hungry people and building a shanty town, like the ones from the Great Depression, outside Sen. Dick Durbin's office in downtown Chicago. They are protesting cuts in social programs that some in Congress say should be part of the "fiscal

PHOTO: Painting of Afghanistan Mountain and Child from

CHICAGO - As Sunday's 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war approaches, more people in Illinois and around the nation are questioning whether it's really worth the cost. According to the latest polls, 60 percent of Americans want to bring the troops home as soon as possible. Michael McConnell, G

CHICAGO – All eyes are on Illinois this weekend, as diplomats, police officers and protesters converge on Chicago for the NATO summit. Starting today, the weekend activities also include a Counter-Summit for Peace and Economic Justice organized by a coalition of peace, faith and economic justi

CHICAGO - Young people from Chicago and five other cities will be in the nation's capital this weekend to tell Congress what they would do with $1 trillion. They're the winners of a contest, having produced three-minute videos considering other uses for the $1 trillion spent on the wars in Iraq and

CHICAGO - Shortly after the World Trade Center attack in 2001, Rohina Malik was accosted by a man on the streets of a Chicago suburb who screamed and swore at her to take off her veil. That incident planted the seed of an idea that has grown into a one-woman play about the effect of 9/11 on Muslim w

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