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PNS Daily Newscast - June 3, 2020 


Episcopal bishops call-out Trump's appearance in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in D-C; and a Civil Rights investigation into the MPD.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - TN: Civic Engagement

Nashville, TN - Advocates in Tennessee say it's time for lawmakers to "Step Up For Kids." Events taking place statewide Tuesday are part of a national non-partisan campaign to focus attention on child welfare, health and education. April Swoner, with the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth,

St. Paul, Minnesota – One of Tennessee’s delegates to the RNC has never voted for a president in her life. 19-year-old Lauren Fairbanks, from the town of Soddy Daisy, recently moved into her freshman dorm at Middle Tennessee State University, and says she's having a life-changing experie

Nashville, TN – The Democratic National Convention kicks off today; next week, it will be the Republicans' turn to party. In the midst of the excitement, a Tennessee filmmaker wants America to take a more critical look at the way the nation's elections work - or don't work. The documentary, "

Nashville, TN – An election year isn't just about picking leaders; it's also about holding them accountable. That's the word from activists who believe real change is in the air for Tennessee and the nation. Author David Sirota visits Nashville today to talk about how the left and the right

Nashville, TN – A new coalition of groups in Tennessee is urging lawmakers to pick up the pace for the "Tennessee Voter Confidence Act." The legislation requires new voting machines that generate a paper record, and that would ensure accessibility for disabled voters. But time is running short

Nashville, TN – Tennessee is at "high risk" today for voting problems, according to a voter watchdog report that criticizes the state for not providing paper receipts for voters or auditing the voting machines. Pamela Smith with the Verified Voting Foundation says even with that bad news, sh

Nashville, TN – Electronic is not the wave of the future -- at least, not when it comes to voting. That's the conclusion of a report to be examined this week by a Tennessee legislative committee. For years, most Tennessee counties have used the so-called "black box" electronic voting machines

Nashville, TN – Politicians may find it a little harder to hide from the tough questions in Tennessee this week. A group that has spent years collecting voting records, speech transcripts and campaign donation details on candidates and elected officials is offering public access to them, free

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