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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - TN: Environment

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Recent surveys have found more than 80 percent of Tennesseans say they're ready for a five-cent deposit on beverage containers. Proponents say the Tennessee Beverage Container Recycling Act would create "green" jobs, boost tourism and reduce the amount of trash piling up in lan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's recent success in recruiting large, green, job-producing industries, such as Wacker Chemie AG in Bradley County and Hemlock Semiconductor in Clarksville, will create thousands of new jobs. Now is the time, however, says Tennessee Alliance for Progress coordinator Nell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Taking the budget axe to the Tennessee Forestry Commission would eliminate 28 forester and specialist positions. They're among 200 jobs targeted in Gov. Phil Bredesen's 2010-2011 proposed budget if a new tax is not approved on cable television bills and real estate investment trus

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Associates of the group Tennessee Business Leaders for a Clean Energy Environment, along with representatives from over 200 businesses from across the country, recently traveled to Washington to urge U.S. senators to support policies that protect the climate. One of them is Andrew

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee environmentalists have new ammunition in their fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (MRCM) after an article published in "Science" magazine confirming that the practice has cataclysmic effects on plants, animals and people. The article says the effects of MRCM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change will likely establish a number of major goals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions before it winds up later this week. And Joe Mendelson, the director of global warming policy for the National Wildlife Federation, says it could be good new

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Baby boomers, Generation X, and now it's Generation E, where the "E" ties into ecology, clean energy economics and social equity. It's the term used in a new report to describe the leaders of the sustainability movement on college campuses, and thousands of projects at 160 campuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In fall of 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed the Tennessee Wilderness Act, preserving just over 32,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest to be kept "as is." A quarter of a century later, a group of Tennesseans is thinking it's time to add to the inventory. Will Skelton, a

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