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PNS Daily Newscast - January 23, 2020 


LGBTQ groups launch a million-dollar campaign to participate in the 2020 census; and biodiversity at risk in North Carolina.

2020Talks - January 23, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former VP Joe Biden butt heads at opposing ends of the Democratic spectrum. And Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is suing former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Public News Service - PA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Philadelphia, PA – A Pennsylvania group says there's no way to 'fix' the economy unless it includes a prescription to 'fix' the healthcare system. Thousands across the state are losing their access to healthcare when they lose their jobs. Jeff Garis, executive director of Penn Action, says nea

Pittsburgh, PA - The legal community in Allegheny County is gearing up for a major change in the way home foreclosures will be handled. A new program is aimed at keeping people in their homes. The program was ordered by a judge as a way to give pressured homeowners more time to seek counseling and

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

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