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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - KY: Arts & Culture

Left to right, Dontavius Williams, Nicole Moore, and Terry James, historical reenactors at Lexington County Museum in Lexington, South Carolina. Photo from Slave Dwelling Project. (Joe McGill)<br />

By Ruth Terry Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Magazine-Kentucky News Connection Collaboration LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- By 1860, more than 40,000 plantations in the United States each had 20 or more enslaved Africans. Today, hundreds of those same plantations operate as museums

Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Co. in Hindman, Ky., will make high-end artisan guitars and other instruments. (@blondsoul/Twenty20)

HINDMAN, Ky. – A manufacturer of musical instruments in Knott County opens its doors next month. And Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company plans to employ people in recovery from addiction. Doug Naselroad knows mountain instruments. He's spent decades making custom guitars, mandoli

Some 45 million kids and adults in the U.S. will participate in Read Across America Day.<br />(K.W. Barrett/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Read Across America Day is held annually on March 2nd to coincide with the birthday of the author known around the world as Dr. Seuss. And in the past 20 years, the observance has grown beyond 'Green Eggs and Ham.' Schools and libraries across Kentucky hold special events Th

Kentucky's Appalshop is on the 2017 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Top 100 list (Appalshop)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Bluegrass State will be represented at a national event this weekend celebrating cultural thought leaders and innovators. Kentucky's Appalshop is on the 2017 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Top 100 list, and staff members are joining other honorees at the center's summit

One town's wall mural illustrates the power of public art. (Lacy Hale)

JENKINS, Ky. – Brush stroke by brush stroke, a huge mural has come to life in one small Kentucky town - an example, says the project's main artist, of how community-created art can help revitalize a place. The project’s primary artist, Lacy Hale, said the mural on the railroad trestle

This small-town community center is involved in the Letcher County Culture Hub, an effort in eastern Kentucky to bridge political differences through arts and culture. (Gwen Johnson)

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. - In America, where the political divide has reached Grand Canyon proportions, one Kentucky county is trying to build deep community relationships to overcome these differences. It's happening in Letcher County, where 80 percent of the residents voted for Donald Trump. It is kno

Leaders from across the state gather in Lexington to explore solutions for making neighborhoods more age-friendly so older Kentuckians can remain in their homes. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- People are living longer, and by 2030 it's projected that one in five Americans will be 65 or older. One expert on aging, Jean Setzfand, senior vice president for programs at AARP, said infrastructure that allows residents to “age in place” in their neighborhoods is l

Supporters of the arts in Kentucky say proposed budget cuts will energize their advocacy for the importance the arts play in the future of their hometowns. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin proposes deep spending cuts for many state agencies, including those in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. In the days leading up to the governor's State of the Commonwealth Address, rumors circulated that Bevin would eliminate funding to the Kent

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