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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - MI: Youth

Grand Rapids, MI – As many as 20,000 Michigan teens drop out of school each year and, starting next week, a statewide series of public hearings aims to bring that number down. Doug Pratt with the Michigan Education Association says the school employees' union is joining a number of other or

Lansing, MI – Teachers, students and parents are headed to the State Capitol today to take on the school bully. They're backing "Matt's Safe School Law," which would require schools to have stated policies that harassment based on sexual orientation is not allowed. The bill is named after a st

Traverse City, MI – Michigan teens are being encouraged to pick up a new habit over their spring break: reading every day at home. It's part of the "Read Across America" campaign, which runs through the end of the month. There's special focus on teens in light of a study by the National Endowm

Grand Rapids, MI – It's not just book learning that kids need these days; computer training has also become a key part of public education. School students from around Michigan are showcasing ways technology is used in the classroom this week. Projects range from a PowerPoint presentation abou

Southfield, MI – Hundreds of Michigan teens find themselves suddenly on their own each year when they "age out" of the foster care system. To ease a transition that can be difficult, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan has worked with the state to develop a program to teach teens about person

Lansing, MI – Kicked out of school and onto the road to prison? So-called "zero tolerance" policies in Michigan have been on the books for about 10 years, and Marsha Weissman with the Center for Community Alternatives says it's time to reevaluate them. She believes the policies aren't in the

Ypsilanti, MI – A Michigan woman has created a new charity that should fill an important need. When Kim Buchholz gave some thought to the popular "Toys for Tots" campaign, she realized that this gift program and similar ones don't do much for older kids, ages ten and up. So her "Toys for 'Tw

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