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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2019 


Trump lashes out at critics who claim he abuses his office; a strike at JFK airport; gun control bills in Wisconsin; a possible link between air pollution and violent crime; and very close foreign elections.

2020Talks - October 22, 2019 


After a settlement instead of what would have been the first trial in the landmark court case on the opioid crisis, we look at what 2020 candidates want to do about drug pricing.

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Public News Service - MI: Climate Change/Air Quality

LOWELL, Mich. - The Michigan wind energy industry is waiting for a favorable forecast from Congress. The wind production tax credit is set to expire at the end of this year, and delayed decisions on its renewal have some sectors of the industry in a holding pattern. Richard VanderVeen, president o

LANSING, Mich. - Conservationists are indicating some concern about the new chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. Congressman Fred Upton, from southwest Michigan, raised the ire of the environmental community after suggesting that some regulations being considered by the Environm

LANSING, Mich. - What do a Michigan priest, a businessman and a war veteran have in common? Their views on climate change. Michigan proponents of the energy bill now awaiting action in the U.S. Senate have formed a coalition to encourage Congress to include provisions to address climate change. Fa

LANSING, Mich. - An uptick in public interest toward nuclear energy may be helping university researchers fund more projects in that field. The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded two dozen universities almost $40 million for such research. University of Michigan professor of nuclear engineer

LANSING, Mich. - Today's unveiling of a draft U.S. climate bill, which is said to include incentives to build up to a dozen new nuclear power plants, is being postponed in lieu of a heated debate over immigration reform. But supporters say they want the legislation passed before the end of the year.

LANSING, Mich. - Scientists and politicians around the world have been debating solutions to global warming, and now women are being asked to speak up about it too. A new project called "Sisters on the Planet," sponsored by Oxfam America, is pulling together prominent women from government, business

LANSING, Mich. - Conservation groups are fired up over Consumers Energy plans to expand its coal-fired power plant. The $3.5 billion plan for the Bay City facility includes a request to fill in nearly 7 acres of wetlands. Tiffany Hartung, associate field representative for the Sierra Club, says al

LANSING, Mich. - Some Michigan women are banding together to bring attention to the disproportionate impact global climate change has on women both at home and around the world. The "Sisters on the Planet" project is being spearheaded in Michigan by the League of Women Voters and the international

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