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Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - MN: Education

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

St. Paul, MN – Stay in school! That's the goal of legislation being introduced today, to raise the age at which a Minnesota teen can drop out of high school from 16 to 18. Senate sponsor Chuck Wiger believes a solid education is the key to success in life. Students drop out for various reason

St. Paul, MN – A new study finds Minnesota isn't making good enough use of the national School Breakfast Program, even though starting the day off with a good, healthy breakfast helps kids learn. Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, says the breakfast program wor

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