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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2019 


Trump lashes out at critics who claim he abuses his office; a strike at JFK airport; gun control bills in Wisconsin; a possible link between air pollution and violent crime; and very close foreign elections.

2020Talks - October 22, 2019 


After a settlement instead of what would have been the first trial in the landmark court case on the opioid crisis, we look at what 2020 candidates want to do about drug pricing.

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Public News Service - KY: Community Issues and Volunteering

Frankfort, KY - Anti-smoking forces in Kentucky hope their state avoids the path followed by North Carolina: passing a watered-down smoking ban. Starting next year, North Carolina will prohibit smoking in bars and restaurants. While a statewide ban has been discussed in Kentucky, such broad legislat

Maysville, KY - The mercury is rising in northeast Kentucky, and the Sierra Club says it has nothing to do with warmer spring temperatures. The group's Cumberland Chapter is filing a lawsuit with the goal of limiting Kentuckians' mercury exposure from the East Kentucky Power Cooperative's (EKPC) co

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is one of the stars in a new report on water pollution. The state is featured as a case study, which reports the affects from changes in federal Clean Water Act protections due to Supreme Court rulings. The study shows that almost 80 percent of the state’s popula

Lexington, KY – There's a buzz at the University of Kentucky today, as the Beehive Project showcases its latest work-in-progress: a visual documentation of the history of coal in Appalachia. Emily "Bee" is one of the artists working on the project; none of them use his or her real last name

Frankfort, KY – More than 30,000 jobs were lost nationwide every work day during March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Kentucky's unemployment rate stands at 9.2 percent – the highest the state has seen since 1986. As businesses scale back, or even close up shop, many e

Berea, KY – Money really can grow on trees in Kentucky. It’s a new way of thinking about the state’s vast forestlands, most of which are privately owned. Landowners are learning they can be paid to leave big, healthy trees standing so they can absorb carbon pollution from the air,

Harlan, KY - The fight against mountaintop removal coal mining goes to Capitol Hill this week, as dozens of citizens from Appalachia voice their support of the Clean Water Protection Act by traveling to Washington, D.C. Among them is Carl Shoupe, a former coal miner, and now the Harlan County repre

Frankfort, KY – The frontline of the culture war will be drawn at a conference in Memphis this weekend. The Voices from the Battlefront’s Folk Alliance Forum, sponsored by Appalshop, the Kentucky-based arts and education center, will attempt to examine how cultural inequality leads to po

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