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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - TN: Environment

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As Congress begins moving on climate change legislation, many D.C.-watchers are saying Tennessee is one of the "swing" states, whose representatives could decide if it passes or fails. Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, is touring Tennessee thi

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - If you enjoyed the recent public television special by director Ken Burns about the history of America's National Park system, you might also check out another film coming to PBS stations. "Forever Wild," hosted by Robert Redford, ventures into some of the country's unspoiled p

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The debate over clean energy legislation died down over the summer, but it is on the front burner again this week. The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act has been officially introduced in the U.S. Senate. It is similar to the bill passed by the U.S. House in June that puts l

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - On Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed groundbreaking legislation that guaranteed future generations would be able to use and enjoy the nation's wilderness areas. Forty-five years later, more than 109 million acres have been designated and preserved under the Wilderne

Portland, TN – Tennessee is a national leader in growing its clean energy economy, outperforming the U.S. average in terms of total jobs and annual growth rate, according to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Phyllis Cuttino, director of global warming policy for The Pew Environment Gr

Washington, D.C. – The Tennessee Labor Department projects that the state could gain 45,000 new "green" jobs with an investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy production. Today, Congress is expected to begin debate on the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which supporters sa

Nashville, TN – 120 Tennessee college students will join an estimated 10,000 young demonstrators from around the country this weekend in Washington, D.C. to demand new federal climate and energy legislation. The students are participating in Power Shift ’09, a gathering that will include

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