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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 - MN: Education

Minneapolis, MN – Out of school means out of luck for thousands of kids who get free or reduced-price meals at school during nine months of the year. A federal program designed to bridge the summer vacation gap between semesters does exist, but the state doesn't take sufficient advantage of it

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota is under the lights and "on camera" this weekend, as a three-day National Conference on Media Reform gets underway this morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Brought together by concerns about media monopolies and deregulation, organizer Craig Aaron from Fre

St. Paul, MN – Some new faces will cast their ballots at polls across Minnesota this November, thanks to members of the League of Women Voters, who have been busily attending naturalization ceremonies to welcome new U.S. citizens. Peggy Kvam, a board member with the League, says her group want

St. Paul, MN – May is "Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month," and Brigid Riley, executive director of the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting, says the message for today's teens is, 'Avoid becoming a parent before you're ready.' And the message for parents of te

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota girls face a special "glass ceiling." That's the bottom line of a new study released by the Women's Foundation of Minnesota. Spokeswoman Lee Roper-Batker says the results show girls grow up with promise and potential but often face roadblocks. "The challenge for th

St. Paul, MN – Legislation to lower Minnesota's high school dropout rate faces a key test today, and the sponsor says he has found a way to address the concerns that had been raised about it. Sen. Chuck Wiger wants to require all students to stay in school until they're 18. He says those who l

St. Paul, MN - More than 1,000 people are expected to gather today at the State Capitol in a show of support for kids and early childhood education. Todd Otis, president of Ready-4-K, says the "Voices for Children" rally is intended to raise awareness of the need to help kids enter school ready to l

St. Paul, MN – "Go outside and play" takes on a whole new meaning in Minnesota today, as a plan to get kids into better shape goes before a legislative committee. It would put physical education classes in all schools. House sponsor John Ward says the growing numbers of overweight and obese ki

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