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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 


A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - MN: Education

St. Paul, MN – Another high-profile teen pregnancy has caught the nation's attention - and not just in political circles. Reports that the unmarried daughter of a vice-presidential candidate is expecting a baby have educators, teen advocates - and young people - discussing what really works in

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota Twins fans with tickets for Saturday's game will get more than a ballgame for their money. Barb Unger, director of the Cardiac Emergency Program at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says they'll also have the opportunity to learn how to save a life. The Twins are sp

Reston, VA – Several Minnesota colleges and universities score well in a study of sustainability on campus. Julian Keniry, campus ecology director with the National Wildlife Federation, says the national survey graded schools on how well they are protecting the environment, and Minnesota is ne

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

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