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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2019 


Trump lashes out at critics who claim he abuses his office; a strike at JFK airport; gun control bills in Wisconsin; a possible link between air pollution and violent crime; and very close foreign elections.

2020Talks - October 22, 2019 


After a settlement instead of what would have been the first trial in the landmark court case on the opioid crisis, we look at what 2020 candidates want to do about drug pricing.

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Public News Service - PA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Chicago, IL - Laid-off workers from Commonwealth Medical Center in Aliquippa are demonstrating in Chicago today outside the Sears Tower where the hospital's primary financier is located. They'll be joined by Chicago-area caregivers from SEIU Healthcare Illinois. The Pennsylvania hospital closed in D

Philadelphia, PA - These tough economic times have cost thousands of Philadelphians their water service because they can't afford ever-increasing utility bills. Like many other Pennsylvania utilities, those serving this city tell customers if they can't pay for water, they must go without. Phil B

Washington, D.C. - Many more children in Pennsylvania will get quality health care if the U.S. Senate and the new president approve a measure passed by the House this week. Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack said the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) has very solid support

Harrisburg, PA - Just as Mother Nature is preparing to throw Pennsylvania into the deep freeze, more people are without heat because they can't pay their bills. Advocates for the poor say a Pennsylvania law enacted four years ago is a major factor in more utility disconnections this winter. The sta

President-elect Barack Obama is expected to meet with congressional leaders today to finalize details of a $1.2-trillion economic stimulus plan. Democrats hope to pass the measure shortly after Obama takes office. Robin Stelly is the field coordinator for the advocacy group Penn Action, which sup

Pennsylvania's employment picture is clearer than the rest of the country during this failing economy, according to experts, but some say that's nothing to brag about. Mark Price, a labor economist with the Keystone Research Center, says Pennsylvania lost 24,000 jobs just this month, while the state

Taxes. We all have to pay 'em. But are some people paying more than their fair share during this time of economic turmoil? A new budget report says that's the case in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center/em> recently issued a report titled "The Common Good: What Pennsylvania's

Harrisburg, PA - Millions of Pennsylvania women have been in the work force for decades now, and an hour worked by a woman still doesn't pay as much as it does for a man. For years, that "gender wage gap" had been closing, but a new study from the Keystone Research Center finds progress has stalled.

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