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PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 


Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 


Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - PA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Saucon, PA - As some teachers in Northhampton County go on strike this week, new research from the Pennsylvania State Education Association counters the old argument that teachers' strikes have a negative effect on children. Dr. Harris Zwerling crunched some numbers and found no such connection. H

Harrisburg, PA – It's the big speech tonight at the Republican National Convention as John McCain officially accepts the nomination. There are some things to listen for, according to economist Dr. Stephen Herzenberg with the Keystone Research Center. He says polls show the economy is the numbe

Pittsburgh, PA – Inflation has been eating away at Pennsylvanians' paychecks, and its appetite began even before the recent leap in inflation. The new "State of Working Pennsylvania" report from the Keystone Research Center concludes that wages in the state have been stagnant over the past sev

Pittsburgh, PA – Good news for Pennsylvania on several fronts, according to the Census Bureau. A new report shows household income in the state is up and poverty is down. Scilla Wahrhaftig with the American Friends Service Committee of Pennsylvania says while improvements get kudos, there are

Pittsburgh, PA - The country's major political parties are in the process of putting together their platforms. Over the weekend, one Pittsburgh woman had the unusual opportunity to bend some ears at the Democratic planning session in Ohio. Linda Graham is a healthcare professional who has helped he

Harrisburg, PA – A new "court channel" from the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is now online to help people understand which court is appropriate for their case, and how to access advice and automatic forms that many courts offer for free. Henry Leone, who helped gather and set up the infor

Philadelphia, PA - Choices, lower costs, and less paperwork. Those are three of the goals of a campaign kicking off today in Pennsylvania, aimed at getting health care reform in place as soon as possible. Jeff Garis with Penn Action says there's a long list of businesses, medical professionals, an

Philadelphia, PA – Could health insurance access be as easy as ABC? Pennsylvania families have been asking for choices in their health care coverage, and the state Senate will soon take up the House-approved "Access to Basic Care" bill, nicknamed "ABC." It would allow the state to offer its ow

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