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PNS Daily Newscast - January 23, 2020 


LGBTQ groups launch a million-dollar campaign to participate in the 2020 census; and biodiversity at risk in North Carolina.

2020Talks - January 23, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former VP Joe Biden butt heads at opposing ends of the Democratic spectrum. And Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is suing former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Public News Service - MA: Human Rights/Racial Justice

PHOTO: A new JAMA report details reasons that more funding is needed for public health and social service programs, such as Boston's Men's Health Crew, which focuses on preventing domestic violence. The report says the U.S. health system is failing young men of color. Photo courtesy Boston Public Health Commission.

BOSTON - There is no shortage of medical spending or technology in New England, but a new report says young, black men are more likely to survive in prison than they are on the street. While health-care spending is at an all-time high in the United States, said Dr. Stephen Martin of Boston Medical

PHOTO: PBS “Frontline” correspondent Hedrick Smith, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Soviet Union, has turned his attention to America and what’s ailing it. Courtesy Hedrick Smith Productions.

BOSTON - Hedrick Smith won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the Soviet Union and wrote a best-seller called "The Russians." Now it's America that's under the magnifier wielded by Smith, a former New York Times editor and a correspondent on the PBS show "Frontline." According to Smith, the 22 m

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BOSTON - When conservative commentator Ann Coulter used the word "retard" to describe President Obama in the final days of the campaign, it sparked an angry response from people who consider that "hate speech." Ironically, Coulter may have done them a favor by helping spread word of a movement again

BOSTON - The problem of bullies in the schoolyard has gotten a lot of attention in the Bay State in recent years, but being bullied at work can be just as serious. A measure before state lawmakers is designed to help stop it. The Healthy Workplace Bill would create a legal claim for targets of bully

Boston, MA – Despite the passage of the Health Care Reform Law in 2006, disparities in treatment still exist in several minority communities throughout Massachusetts. Nineteen bills related to health care disparities will be presented to the legislature's Joint Committee on Public Health on Tu

Tonight won't be just any night in Boston: it will be an evening filled with honors for three Massachusetts community activists who have shown leadership and courage and have been champions for civil and human rights. The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) will present awards to the three at t

Boston, MA – Health care is not created equal, especially for minorities and other people of color: That's the message for National Minority Health Month. Despite the state's Health Reform Law of three years ago, Massachusetts residents of color still face higher rates of disease and poorer he

Boston, MA – Hospitals nationwide are getting a "how to" guide on eliminating the well-documented gap in the quality of care based on race and ethnicity. The advice comes from the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital; improvements suggested include diversity in the wo

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