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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - TN: Environment

PHOTO: Some simple changes in packing a school lunch can prevent tons of trash from ending up in Tennessee landfills. Photo credit: www.anotherlunch.com/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Students across the state returning to school this month, forming friendships and making the team, but also generating a massive amount of trash. Over the next school year it's estimated the average student lunch will generate more than 60 pounds of garbage, says Leslie Holsapple,

PHOTO: In Tennessee, the economic impact of last year's national park visits and the jobs they supported topped $700 million. Photo credit: Nano Anderson/Flickr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - They are some of Tennessee's most pristine areas, and a new study shows national parks are not just great places to spend the day but also major drivers of the local economy. In 2013, said National Park Service spokesman Jeffrey Olson, national parks in Tennessee saw more than 8

PHOTO: It's taken four years, but legislation that would protect some 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest now is headed to the floor of the U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Chris M. Morris

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Years in the making, an effort to help protect some of the state's most pristine areas finally is moving forward in Congress. First introduced in 2010, the Tennessee Wilderness Act is headed for the Senate floor after passing through committee Tuesday. Among those applauding the

PHOTO: It's a growing trend, spring breakers using their time off from school to volunteer for service projects. One place where they're spending time is in the forests of Tennessee. Photo credit: Bill Hodge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - They could have picked ski slopes or maybe a sunny beach, but some college students are choosing instead to spend their time away from class in the wildest woods in Tennessee. Their alternative spring break program is offered by the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS).

PHOTO: The Tennessee Wilderness Act seeks to permanently protect 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest and add the first new wilderness area in Tennessee in more than a quarter-century. Photo credit: Chris M. Morris

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - With Congress back in session this week, a renewed push is on for passage of a new Tennessee Wilderness Act. Today marks the 29th anniversary of the original. The first Tennessee Wilderness Act was signed into law Oct. 30, 1984, by President Reagan. Leading the effort locally at

PHOTO: The Tennessee Wilderness Act has been reintroduced in Congress by the state’s two U-S Senators. The legislation seeks to permanently protect 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest and add the state’s first new wilderness area in more than a quarter-century. CREDIT: Chris M. Morris

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Supporters are hoping the third time is the charm for the Tennessee Wilderness Act, which has once again been introduced in Congress. The legislation, sponsored by Tennessee's two U.S. senators, would expand five current wilderness areas and permanently protect 20,000 acres of t

PHOTO: More and more investors are moving away from global capital markets to put funding into local enterprises, where there's a positive social impact along with a return. CREDIT: Herval

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With technology meaning an ever-connected world, the options for investing these days are nearly unlimited, but a growing trend in the nation is to consider portfolios that have a positive social impact locally. John Bloom, senior director of organizational culture, RSF Social Fin

PHOTO: The Tennessee Wilderness Act would protect 20,000 acres in the Cherokee National Forest and create the state's first new wilderness area since 1986. CREDIT: Aaron Headley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This coming Monday will mark the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, and a number of events are planned across Tennessee in the days ahead. Among those who will be out and about for some of the festivities is Caara Fritz, a volunteer for Tennessee Wild. "Really, for me, it's j

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