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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - MA: Media Reform

Since 1786, the Daily Hampshire Gazette has been printed in Northampton, Mass. (Dougtone/Creative Commons)

NORTHAMPTION, Mass. -- The company Newspapers of New England recently announced it plans to lay off all the workers at its printing house in Northampton. It's the facility that prints the Daily Hampshire Gazette, one of the nation's oldest newspapers. But the Pioneer Valley NewsGuild is urging the

While people would pay a lot per month for digital services they now get for free, the implications of this for the economy are not clear. (LoboStudioHamburg/Pixabay)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study aims to capture how much people would pay for free online services like Facebook, Wikipedia, and YouTube. The researchers' premise is that because a country's Gross Domestic Product measures spending, it fails to include mu

PHOTO: Public television affiliates around the U.S. are being buffeted by a film about a pair of controversial billionaires. Courtesy Elsewhere Films.

BOSTON - Petition drives are asking public television stations to air a documentary called "Citizen Koch." It's about money in politics and the two billionaires, Charles and David Koch, who support conservative causes. Their backing of climate change skeptics especially angers a group called Foreca

GRAPHIC: Children  and adults  are urged to resist the tantalizing images on entertainment screens for one week, starting April 29th. Courtesy CCFC.

BOSTON - Today is the first day of Screen-Free Week, an annual effort by children's advocates to get kids free from the grip of electronic devices - if only for a few days. Started in 1996 as "TV Turnoff," it's now hosted by the Boston-based Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC) and promoted

BOSTON - A Massachusetts prison inmate calling his or her mother on Mother's Day could pay as much as $.86 a minute. In some states, a collect call from jail can cost up to $2.75 a minute. Advocacy groups say these charges are additional burdens for families trying to provide support for incarcerate

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