PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 

A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  

Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - TN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Cage-free poultry farms are growing in Tennessee and the rest of the country, because of major retailers such as Kroger announcing they will limit their egg sales to cage-free production. (CowgirlJules/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Animal rights groups are calling it "egg-cellent" news. Kroger – with at least 50 locations in Tennessee – is joining a growing list of businesses committing to sell only cage free eggs. In a statement, the grocer says it is making the change because its "cus

Increased breastfeeding could save 820,000 lives, according to research published in the journal, The Lancet. (maja/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Increased breastfeeding could save the lives of Tennessee mothers and babies. A new report published in the medical journal, The Lancet, suggests increasing that number could save 820,000 babies and women every year around the world. The primary reason, say experts, is the anti

There is a bi-partisan bill expected to be introduced to the full U.S. Senate that would offer improvements to school lunches and breakfasts. (anitapeppers/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Washington is closed for business this week as the nation's capital digs out from a record-setting snowstorm. But before lawmakers got snowed in, members of the U.S. Senate released a bipartisan bill that would reauthorize child nutrition programs, including the national school lu

Experts say successful New Year's resolutions mean working to create long-term, healthy habits instead of making short-term, drastic changes. (Pippalou/morguefile)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Losing weight is the number one New Year's resolution, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. But it's estimated only eight percent of those who make resolutions this time of year will succeed in achieving their goals. Dr. Katherine Brown, a spokesperson for the Am

The American Heart Association of Greater Nashville is encouraging people to eat and tweet their healthy meals today, on National Eating Healthy Day at #NashEatHealthy. Courtesy: Pixabay

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Before you pick up your fork today, the American Heart Association of Greater Nashville wants you to pick up your camera or smartphone to document your meal - if it is healthy - on social media. Today is National Eating Healthy Day, and Michele Money-Carson, vice president for co

Processed foods such as candy can trigger opiate receptors in brains, which could explain why once you start eating a handful of candy or chips, it's hard to stop. Credit: rosevita/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While many of us still are digesting the news from the World Health Organization that the comfort and convenience foods of bacon and lunch meat could cause cancer, some experts also say processed foods can play a role in addiction. After studying nutrition and addiction for 30 ye

A Mercy for Animals investigation found chickens at a Dukedom, Tennessee, farm were bred to grow so quickly they became crippled under their own weight. Credit: Mercy for Animals.

DUKEDOM, Tenn. – A Tennessee chicken farm has lost its contract to provide chickens for McDonald's through Tyson Foods, after the chicken supplier announced it was terminating its contract with the farmer. Late last week, the animal rights group Mercy for Animals released the results of an un

A new study published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal, finds that a regular diet of Southern foods can increase your risk of heart disease by 56 percent. Credit: American Heart Association

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The long-term health impact of consuming fried chicken, sweet tea and other traditional Southern comfort foods can increase your risk of heart disease by 56 percent, a new study suggests. According to research published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal, peopl

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