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PNS Daily Newscast - April 1, 2020 


Nine cruise ships stranded as ports won't take them. Trump warns of tough two-week stretch. And rent due in midst of COVID-19.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - TN: Environment

Nashville, TN – They may be small, but they're important: wetlands and small streams in rural Tennesseeans' neighborhoods and backyards. A new poll of rural voters shows most want more protection for these waters, even if they don't "float your boat." U.S. Supreme Court rulings and federal ag

Charlotte, TN – It's a different kind of "home sickness," so serious that it can cause disability. A new breed of experts on indoor environments are finding people in Tennessee who are hypersensitive to the high-tech world, even inside their homes. One Charlotte woman, Gayle Gregory, got so si

Nashville, TN – The state of Tennessee generates more climate change pollution than the total emitted by 83 developing countries. Putting pollution in perspective, the new report from the National Environmental Trust calculates that Tennesseeans create more greenhouse gases than nations with a

Nashville, TN – As duck hunting season opens this weekend, Tennessee sporting groups also want to "bag" an oil and gas drilling plan that could cut into future bird-hunting seasons. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is clearing the way for oil and gas development on every available acre near

Nashville, TN – "Loopholes" in federal environmental protection laws may also be having ill effects on the health of Tennesseeans. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is taking a closer look at public health concerns related to accelerated drilling activity, in Tennesse

Lafollette, TN – A story with a happy ending for Tennessee is about to get a sequel that many locals may not be so joyful about. A round of coal mining is being considered for the Royal Blue Management Area, which was rehabilitated after previous years of mining damage to become a top recreati

Nashville, TN – Sitting in traffic not only wastes time, it wastes the chance to reduce climate change, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute. Stewart Schwartz with the Coalition on Smarter Growth says the demand for compact, accessible neighborhoods that require less driving

Memphis, TN – A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows there will be more "bad air" days in Tennessee, and the culprit is global warming. The report says rising temperatures from climate change will mean more hot summer days for Tennessee cities, raising the risk of smog a

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