PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 

Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 

Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - MI: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: How the University of Michigan Wolverines will fare in the March Madness tournament remains to be seen, but a new report cries foul for real wolverines due to climate change. Photo credit:

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – March Madness is almost here and as sports teams and mascots begin to dominate headlines and brackets, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds that many of the species that inspired their names are at risk due to climate change. Doug Inkley, a senior scien

PHOTO: Michigan's worst winter in more than a century has taken a physical and emotional toll on the state's residents, and doctors say while some will feel better as longer days and warmer temperatures hopefully set in, others could need to seek professional help. Photo courtesy of M. Shand.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The clocks have sprung forward and a small amount of snow has melted, so there are signs Michigan's hardest winter in more than 100 years will eventually yield to spring ... but if you're still not feeling a spring in your step, seasonal depression could be to blame. According t

PHOTO: The harsh winter has been enough to freeze Lake Michigan, but scientists say that could actually be a good thing, come spring. Photo credit: M. Shand

EAST LANSING, Mich. – With snow banks piled sky high, sub-zero wind chills closing schools and four of the five Great Lakes now frozen over, it's hard to think of this year's winter as anything but miserable. But scientists promise there is a silver lining. Jeff Andresen, Michigan’s s

PHOTO: As picturesque as the freshly fallen snow may be, doctors encourage Michiganders to enjoy the view from inside because the extreme cold poses serious potential health risks. Photo courtesy of Mona Shand

LANSING, Mich. - With much of the state enduring a blast of Arctic air and wind chills dipping far below zero, doctors warn that this is no ordinary winter weather, even for the heartiest Michiganders. According to Dr. Kathryn Imberg, an emergency-room physician at Sparrow Hospital, in these condi

PHOTO: Utility crews have worked around the clock to restore power to the nearly 600,000 Michiganders impacted by last week's ice storms, but much work lies ahead for home and business owners. Photo courtesy of Mona Shand

LANSING, Mich. - The lights are finally back on for many of the nearly 600,000 Michigan homes and businesses whose electric power was knocked out by the pre-Christmas ice storm, but the recovery from days spent in the cold and dark will take time and effort. According to Lori Conarton, communicati

PHOTO: Selecting a family Christmas tree is more than just a chance for making memories, say Michigan tree farmers. It also helps the state's economy. Photo courtesy MCTA.

HOWELL, Mich. – Many Michiganders are decking the halls and decorating their Christmas trees this weekend, and the choice between a real tree and an artificial one has both economic and environmental impacts. Marsha Gray, executive director of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association, points o

PHOTO: Thousands of homeowners are cleaning up after powerful storms ripped through the state earlier this week, but experts warn against rushing into repairs that sound too good to be true. Photo courtesy of Mona Shand.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - The massive storm system that moved across their state Sunday and Monday has left many Michiganders dealing with damage and destruction to their property. Although the rush is on to make repairs, experts say it's critical to take the time to avoid being scammed. Natural disasters


ANN ARBOR, Mich. - While many Michiganders have enjoyed the milder winters of recent years, some environmental experts say the effects of climate change could put the future of the state's treasured big-game wildlife at risk. According to Frank Szollosi, Great Lakes Outreach Coordinator for the Nati

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