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PNS Daily Newscast - April 6, 2020 


More than 3 million Americans have lost employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks; and policy analysts look to keep us healthy and financially stable.

2020Talks - April 6, 2020 


Wisconsin is planning to go ahead with primaries as usual, despite requests for a delay from the Governor, and lawsuits from voting rights advocates. There's also a judicial election, where a liberal judge is challenging the conservative incumbent.

Public News Service - MA: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Congress is being urged to make it easier for low-income households to save. A new (AECF) brief says households of color are twice as likely to suffer from asset poverty in the Commonwealth. (Mike Clifford)

BOSTON - A new policy brief is urging Congress to make it easier for low-income families to save. The Annie E. Casey Foundation policy brief finds the racial wealth gap in America is growing. The Foundation's Senior Associate Beadsie Woo says households of color are twice as likely to be experienci

Supporters join Rep. Jay Livingstone, D-Boston, second from right, as lawmakers hold a hearing on a new measure to improve the well-being of hundreds of thousands of children in the Commonwealth. Courtesy: Health Care For All

BOSTON - There is no shortage of state agencies trying to battle health and housing issues in the Commonwealth, but a new bill says a lot more could be accomplished through coordination. Rep. Jay Livingstone, D-Boston, said the measure will help children and families by improving such things as acc

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

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