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LGBTQ groups launch a million-dollar campaign to participate in the 2020 census; and biodiversity at risk in North Carolina.

2020Talks - January 23, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former VP Joe Biden butt heads at opposing ends of the Democratic spectrum. And Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is suing former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

Lansing, MI – The economic downturn is prompting Michigan, like many states, to cut spending in order to deal with its budget shortfall. This leaves states in a no-win situation, according to Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Baker believes the federal go

Lansing, MI – The "Food Stamp Challenge" can be dangerous to your health. Thousands of Michiganians have been taking that challenge to learn what it's like to live on a food budget of about six dollars a day. Maxine Thome, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers - Mi

Lansing, MI - In Michigan, having a full-time job is no guarantee you'll make enough to cover the basics, according to a report from the "Working Poor Families Project." In fact, the number of working families with low incomes is on the rise, and one out of four such families is at the bottom of the

Lansing, MI – Legislation aimed at broadening Michigan's civil rights laws to prohibit discrimination against pregnant workers is headed for debate in the state House of Representatives. Supporters say it's designed to prohibit the practice of putting pregnant women on leave without pay even w

Lansing, MI – Michigan swing voters are no longer "soccer moms" and "NASCAR dads." A new survey from AARP shows that those in the 50-plus set are those least likely to have made up their minds in the presidential race, with nearly 70 percent saying they haven't decided yet. According to AARP

Lansing, MI – Older Michigan workers who want to better themselves have a big hurdle, according to a new report from the Michigan League for Human Services. The League's Judy Putnam says those who want additional schooling to improve their skills or land a better job won't find much help. "W

Lansing, MI – A financial "leg up" is being offered for Michigan women in the 40-plus set, in the form of a unique scholarship of up to $5,000, just for that age group. The program is meant to make it possible for them to go back to school or get additional training, to boost income as they he

Lansing, MI – Equal experience and education should mean the same pay for men and women. That's the goal of "Equal Pay Day" today, but it's something Michigan women can't bank on. They earn about 70 cents for every dollar a man earns, according to Michigan NOW. State Representative Joan Bauer

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