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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers address pandemic shortfalls.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

Lansing, MI – The nation's economic slowdown is affecting people of all ages -- including seniors. A new AARP survey of those in the 45-plus set shows one-third are worried about making rent or mortgage payments in the coming year. In addition, about half of the survey respondents say they don

Lansing, MI - More than $3 billion is expected to come to cash-strapped Michigan to help the state budget, bolster the social safety net, and make infrastructure improvements to roads, bridges and schools. It's part of President-elect Barack Obama's proposed $775 billion economic stimulus package.

Lansing, MI - When the Michigan legislature resumes work after the first of the year, it will be looking at a budget deficit expected to reach $400 million by September 30th - the end of the state's fiscal year. Governor Jennifer Granholm has promised not to raise taxes, as was done last year, to

Southfield, MI - The economic downturn has some insurance companies trying to make up for losses by using hardball tactics with their customers. A new report from the American Association of Justice details ways some firms are acting: denying legitimate claims, delaying payments, and using credit sc

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

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