PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - MA: Gun Violence Prevention

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BOSTON - With the state Senate poised to take up a bill to allow removal of firearms from people considered a danger to themselves and others, new research shows such laws reduce suicides. The so-called "Red Flag" bill would allow a relative or someone with close ties to a legal gun owner to petiti

PHOTO: As part of American Education Week, Dennis Van Roekel of the National Education Association meets with schoolchildren. The Massachusetts Teachers Association and NEA are acknowledging the role played by school workers outside the classrooms in student safety. Photo courtesy NEA

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - With the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting coming up next month, safety is a coincidental part of this week's American Education Week celebration, begun 92 years ago by the National Education Association. The NEA and the Massachusetts Teachers Association

PHOTO: Massachusetts gun safety advocates are hailing moves by Gov. Patrick and President Obama this week. Photo courtesy of Stop Handgun Violence.

NEWTON, Mass. – John Rosenthal founded the national organization Stop Handgun Violence, based in Newton, in 1995 – or, as he puts it, "600,000 gun deaths ago." He says he is proud of President Barack Obama for doing and saying things Rosenthal's been advocating for 18 years. The pres

BOSTON - March is Women's History Month in the United States, and as we head into April a coalition called The Campaign for a New Domestic Human Rights Agenda wants to make sure that the Obama administration doesn't forget that women still have a long way to go when it comes to equality. Professor

BOSTON - From Facebook to Cable Access, communication technology has made its way into the hands of anyone who has the will. Now that most people have ways to get their message across to the masses, a number of media professionals and community organizers will share ideas about how to use new media

Boston, MA – Getting fired up against gun violence in Massachusetts; that's part of the message on this "Day of International Concern About Young People and Gun Violence." Federal statistics show the number of gun deaths of children and teens in Massachusetts is about 30 a year. The Children

Boston, MA - More American kids are dying from gun violence. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show child and teen gun deaths went up in 2005 for the first time since 1994. Of the more than 3,000 deaths, 27 were here in Massachusetts. John Rosenthal is the founder of St

Boston, MA - Families of loved ones killed in Massachusetts will gather near Government Center in Boston today for the third annual ceremony of the Garden of Peace. The names of victims are engraved in stones, and 52 will be added this year, bringing the total to 565. Evelyn Tobin, who chairs the bo

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