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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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: Media Reform

CHICAGO - The U.S. Senate may vote this week on overturning Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules aimed at guaranteeing an open Internet, whereby corporations were forbidden to give some people better access to the Web than others. And the fate of the so-called "net neutrality" rules could a

NEW YORK - Collaboration may be the key when it comes to getting more balanced news coverage of immigrants' issues in New York - that's the premise of last weekend's Latino Media Conference. Mario Murillo is chair of the Department of Radio, Television and Film at Hofstra University, where the confe

NEW YORK - Consumer groups are hailing the decision by the Justice Department to go to court to block the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile on anti-trust grounds. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, aims to stop the $39 billion deal, which would combine the nation's second- and fourth-largest wireless carriers.

NEW YORK - Experts may differ over the exact number, but if AT&T is allowed to swallow up T-Mobile and become the largest cellphone service provider in the country, some 20,000 jobs are likely to be eliminated - most held by T-Mobile workers. As the country struggles to avoid a double-dip recession,

NEW YORK - Urban radio markets are about to play catch-up with rural areas. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to issue new rules today for Low-Power FM (LPFM) stations to operate in big cities like New York, the nation's number-one media market. Cheryl Leanza, an attorney and

ALBANY, N.Y. - The planned merger of AT&T and T-Mobile is generating more concern, as New York joins two other states in urging caution. The combined companies would become the largest wireless carrier in the United States and leave three companies controlling 80 percent of the market. In a filing

WATERTOWN, N.Y. - Without broadband Internet access, rural communities will be economically hobbled, warns a new report. However, portions of rural New York are making progress toward better high-speed access, with the help of federal stimulus money. The report by the Center for Rural Strategies, a

NEW YORK - Turn off your tablet, step away from the computer and pull the plug on the TV. New Yorkers are being challenged to do that for a week in a nationwide campaign to alert families to the enormous amount of time spent with electronic entertainment. Screen-Free Week, April 18-24, is an effor

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