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Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - KY: Community Issues and Volunteering

PHOTO: The speed of broadband is often a problem in rural areas of Kentucky.

WHITESBURG, Ky. - A federal report has found that beyond the obvious fact that broadband is less available in rural areas, there is also "considerable variation in availability" in both rural and urban communities. Bottom line: There is "not a simple rural/urban divide." A rural community's proximit

PHOTO: Citizens in central Appalachia are calling on the EPA to clean up

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Kentuckians who live in central Appalachia say they have a problem with dirty water and they don't think the state is doing enough to clean it up. So, they've joined residents of three neighboring states - Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia - on visits to regional EPA offices to

PHOTO: With the tax deadline closing in there is help available in Kentucky and the coordinator says low income workers who have not filed their returns in recent years may be missing out on hundreds of dollars.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - April 15. It's a day not loved like New Years Day or the Fourth of July, but it's reality. With the tax return deadline closing in, the coordinator of a program that provides free tax-preparation help says you may be surprised. According to Vickie Johnson of the Kentucky Asset S

PHOTO:  Helpers needed for free tax preparation assistance in Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's almost that time - tax time - and an initiative that provides free help with filing returns is looking for help. The program, which assists families making less than $50,000 a year, serves 79 Kentucky counties. Vickie Johnson is with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Associati

PHOTO: photo credit Greg Stotelmyer

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Election results are taken as new marching orders by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and the group plans to ratchet up its focus on health care and the environment – specifically, a shift toward more clean-energy production. A member of the group, Rosanne Fitts Klarer, kno

PHOTO: The grant initiatives can range from better access to medical checkups, to nutrition programs to safer places for kids to play.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Over the next five years, grant money may be available for communities in Kentucky committed to changing children's health for the better. Susan Zepeda, CEO and president of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, says her group is offering $3 million in grants to as many as 10 commu

PHOTO: Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The horror of domestic violence and efforts to end it in Kentucky take center stage Monday, the official start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Jessica Morgan, prevention coordinator for the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA), says her group is also using the d

GRAPHIC: Internet freedom

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Stating the belief that a free and open Internet can bring about a better world, a Declaration of Internet Freedom has been drafted and a Kentucky group is among those signing on to it. Mimi Pickering, Community Media Initiative director with the non-profit arts and education cente

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