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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden picks Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

2020Talks - August 11, 2020 

Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - NY: Philanthropy

NEW YORK - Nonprofits and grant-makers from New York and the nation have been banding together for the past year to help those most in need. As of today, they have raised more than $3 billion. Juanita Ayala Vargas, vice president of community investment with United Way New York City, says it made

ROOSEVELT, N.Y. - They say they don't blame the church, whose congregation has shrunk below a dozen members, but the volunteers who serve breakfast and lunch to about 100 people every Saturday in the church basement have received an April 30th eviction notice. The soup kitchen is about to become hom

NEW YORK - A report compiling the donations of the nation's wealthiest givers says, "The super rich grew more charitable last year, as public opinion of them became less so." The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual list shows the top 50 most-generous Americans gave a median amount of $61 million in 2

NEW YORK - With poverty and the problems that go with it on the rise, more than 90 grantmaking foundations are banding together to help underserved communities in New York and the nation. They began signing on to Philanthropy's Promise this summer, and as of today they have pledged $1.5 billion to h

NEW YORK - Baby boomers, who flooded the nonprofit sector with leaders over the past four decades, are retiring, and experts are hoping the generational hand-off won't be fumbled. A survey of 3,000 CEOs at nonprofit organizations found that 2,000 of them expect to leave their post in the next five y

NEW YORK - Some major New York charitable foundations, that provide millions of dollars in grants each year, have joined a national effort to focus on getting at the root causes of social problems. The North Star Foundation has signed the

NEW YORK - Youth homelessness around the state, and especially on Long Island, is a problem being worsened by the recession and funding cutbacks. Those who help to shelter and counsel runaways estimate that 3,000 to 4,000 teens a year are in non-permanent living situations, ranging from couch-surfin

NEW YORK - Census figures indicate that the number of New Yorkers living in poverty topped three million in 2009; that's a nine percent increase in one year. But local agencies say the problem is actually a lot bigger. Nancy Cohan, team director with the Family and Children's Association, says to

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