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PNS Daily Newscast - November 27, 2020. 

A call on state congressional delegations to speed COVID-19 economic relief; a gap in trapping pollution impacts communities of color.

2020Talks - November 25, 2020 

CORRECTED 2:30pm MST 11/25 - Linda Thomas-Greenfield would be the second Black woman in US UN Ambassador role, Susan Rice was the first. Biden nominees speak; how can social media spread less misinformation and be less polarizing. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Public News Service - MI: Media Reform

A Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a mixed decision, largely upholding the feds' net neutrality repeal while shifting the battle to the states. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

LANSING, Mich. – The Trump administration has the right to repeal Obama-era net-neutrality protections, according to a decision issued Tuesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The ruling means internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast will

PHOTO: Facebook will now allow users to flag posts they suspect violate its new policy regarding the sale of guns, alcohol, drugs or adult products. Image courtesy of Moms Demand Action.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The social media gun show has new rules, and one group of Michigan moms is pleased with the changes. Facebook is cracking down on the sale of guns, blocking minors from seeing those posts and deleting those that don't require a background check or cross state lines. Li

PHOTO: Hundreds of Michigan charities will take part in #GivingTuesday, a day that encourages community service and donations to nonprofit organizations to kick off the holiday season. Image courtesy of

DETROIT - First came two days devoted to getting deals: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Then came shopping on Thanksgiving Day itself, but now charitable organizations across the state hope Michiganders will consider celebrating a day for giving back. Tomorrow marks the second annual Giving Tuesday,

PHOTO: Many Michigan seniors are among those who rely on landline service, which is why AARP Michigan cites serious concerns about legislation that would potentially cut it. Courtesy AARP-Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. - Can you hear me now? Advocates for Michigan seniors say the answer would be a resounding "no" under a bill before the Michigan Senate. Senate Bill 636 would give telephone companies free rein to discontinue landline services. About 90 percent of households of folks ages 65 and olde

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The National Organization for Women has stepped into the Rush Limbaugh controversy, calling on Clear Channel to "pull the plug on Limbaugh's microphone." NOW president Terry O'Neil issued a statement saying Limbaugh was trying to shame a young woman from coming forward and speaki

LANSING, Mich. - As Michigan lawmakers look to wrap up unfinished business before the end of the year, legislation to lift the cap on cyber schools is one of the items that could be decided. The controversial measure on such schools, also called virtual schools, where instruction is entirely online,

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission may not relax its ban against newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership, according to a ruling Thursday by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals which also supported the FCC's decision to maintain other regulations intended to inhibit media monopolies. In add

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