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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers address pandemic shortfalls.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NC: Cultural Resources

The Ararat River Restoration and Green Way Project in Mount Airy generates an estimated $500,000 annually for the city's economy. (Mount Airy)

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Much attention has been paid to revitalizing downtowns in North Carolina by adding storefronts and parking garages. But one town has learned that they can build up their community with the natural landscape that was there to begin with. Since 2002, the town of Mount Airy h

The federal Strengthening Families Act helps normalize the lives of children in the foster care system. Credit: taylorschlades/morguefile

WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. – The holidays may be a little easier for at least some of the 10,000 children in North Carolina's foster care system. The federal Strengthening Families Act, signed into law last year, requires states to make changes to help normalize the lives of children in the system.

Research from UNC finds that African-American children have more success in early literacy classes when they're encouraged to share oral narratives in the classroom. Photo credit: Joni Miltenburg/Morguefile.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – According to new research from the University of North Carolina's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, teachers should do more listening and less talking, particularly when it comes to encouraging literacy in African-American students. The study looked at more

Photo: Leon Brown (center) and Henry McCollum received a pardon of innocence from Gov. Pat McCrory after spending 30 years on death row. Photo courtesty: Jenny Warburg

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina's death penalty system is broken, say criminal justice experts, and they stress the recent pardon of two inmates by Gov. Pat McCrory is proof of that. Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were pardoned late last week – on the recommendation of the North Carolina

Photo: The Race 4 Change will raise money for the North Carolina Community Action Association on May 4th. Courtesy: NCCAA

RALEIGH, N.C. - Every year, North Carolina's 40 nonprofit community action agencies serve millions of the state's citizens in need, but recent funding loss from sequestration and a decrease in donations is prompting them to look toward other ways of raising money. This spring, people from around the

Photo: $784,000 was cut from the Blue Ridge Parkway during sequestration. Courtesy: Environment NC

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Sequestration and other state and federal cuts in recent years are eating away at the Blue Ridge Parkway and other components of the National Park System, according to a report released this month by the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center. Now, as Congress delibe

Photo: Marquez who is taking tutoring classes at Reading Connections in Guilford County. Courtesy: Reading Connections

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Being able to read a menu or fill out a job application are skills many of us take for granted, but it's a seemingly insurmountable task for thousands of North Carolinians who struggle with reading. September is National Literacy Month, and organizations such as Reading Connection

Photo: NC nonprofits are planning for Baby Boomer retirement. Courtesy: NC Center for Nonprofits

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Now that the economy is improving and 401(k) plans are recovering, Baby Boomers are looking to retire - including those who work for the hundreds of nonprofit organizations in North Carolina. The issue is prompting a statewide initiative to help those organizations plan for cha

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