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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - OH: Early Childhood Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Congress and the White House are getting an earful from education and children's advocates from Ohio and many other states this week. They are concerned that leaders might slash funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant and Head Start, as federal stimulus dollars that h

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's response to the mental health needs of young children is expected to get even better. More funding is being allocated to expand the Ohio Early Childhood Health Consultation Program, which helps train early childhood care providers to identify possible social or emotional hea

COLUMBUS, Ohio - One child in eight has a delay in development, and experts say that without the proper monitoring those children will miss out on early interventions that could mean brighter futures. That's why the Autism Society of Ohio has helped develop a pilot program to educate doctors about h

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The raid on SNAP must stop - that's the message from advocates for the poor who say lawmakers should restore cuts to food stamp benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. A bill recently passed by Congress and signed by the President will fund education jobs and M

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Fourth-graders in Ohio, and the rest of the nation, could stand to be bigger bookworms. That's the message in the latest KIDS COUNT report out today, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, that finds two-thirds of students at that level are not proficient in reading. In Ohio, the numbe

CLEVELAND, Ohio - It might be time to rethink charter school policy in the Buckeye State. A new report from Policy Matters Ohio, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute, shows that kindergartners entering charter and magnet schools in the state's urban districts are better prepared in early lite

CINCINNATI - Stemming the epidemic of childhood obesity is no easy task, but some experts say early intervention is a good place to start. Ohio now ranks 15th in the country for having the highest rate of obese children, a rate that has tripled over the past 25 years. Physician Meg Zeller, associa

Columbus, OH – During tough economic times, money can become scarce for public health programs, even when they can show and quantify positive results. That's why work is underway in Ohio to maintain state funding for "Help Me Grow," the system that supports nurses' home visitation for at-risk

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