PNS National Newscast

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the Public News Service (podcast)"
"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
"Alexa, play Public News Service podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

2020Talks

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Hey Google, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Alexa, play Two-Thousand-Twenty Talks podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2020 


GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander comes to the defense of Dr. Anthony Fauci; the NAACP goes to bat over student debt and Election 2020.


2020Talks - October 20, 2020 


Early voting starts in Florida, and North Carolina allows election officials to start the ballot curing process. Plus, Trump's attacks on Dr. Fauci.

Public News Service - MT: Education

About 67,000 Montana kids were eligible for free and reduced-price lunches during the 2019-2020 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Africa Studio/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- Students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals missed out on those meals when school closed down in March. But a program issuing funds through the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is reimbursing parents for those missed meals. Families are rece

The University of Montana's MonTECH program offers free, 30-day loans of its assistive-technology equipment across the state. (MonTECH)

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Technology from the University of Montana will provide a big assist to students living with disabilities as the school year begins. Within the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, the MonTECH program provides assistive technology to people across the state. Molly Kimmel, th

Some Montana legislators say the state will need to make cuts across the board because of a dip in revenue. (Erik Madsen/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana is drawing up plans to reopen public schools in the fall. Educators say they'll need assistance from the state and federal government to do that. Amanda Curtis is a high school biology teacher in Butte and vice president of the Montana Federation of Public Employees. She s

Public schools on Montana reservations are more likely to have law enforcement on campus, according to a new report. (bartsadowski/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. - Indigenous students are disciplined more often and more severely than their white peers in Montana public schools, according to a new report. The American Civil Liberties Union analysis found Native American students in K-12 schools were arrested six times more often and received out

Montana schools are required to have bullying prevention plans. (soupstock/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – October is National Bullying Prevention Month, bringing awareness to this issue's growing impact on students. According to the 2019 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 22% of students across the state say they've been bullied on campus, and nearly 18% say they've been bullied

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends lead levels in drinking water not exceed one part per billion in schools. (Rafael Ben-Ari/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – A proposed rule change in Montana would require schools to test for contaminants like lead in their water systems every quarter. The state Department of Health and Human Services originally planned on taking comments until July, but has extended the cutoff to mid-September. S

A U.S. Supreme Court decision could decide the fate of amendments barring public-school funding for religious schools in 37 states. (Daderot/Wikimedia Commons)

HELENA, Mont. - The U.S. Supreme Court next term will hear a case out of Montana about tax credits for private religious schools which could have implications nationwide. Justices will hear Espinoza vs. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that grapples with a $150 tax credit for donating to tuiti

With the election over, eyes turn to the Montana legislative session and other political gatherings. (Drew Tarvin/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Voting soared among students in Montana and across the country for the midterm election. But now that the election is over, what will keep them engaged in politics and civic life? Campus Compact, an organization that works with colleges and universities to get students enga

1 of 10 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »