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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 


Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - TN: Civic Engagement

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

Nashville, TN – Tennesseans may be paying closer attention to their pay stubs today, as part of International Human Rights Day. An event in Nashville is one of hundreds nationwide where citizens will meet to talk about healthcare, wage erosion and the right to organize. Megan Macaraeg with M

Nashville, TN – Ask a presidential candidate a question about an issue and it's not likely they will answer, according to a new report released today by Project Vote Smart. All 202 candidates running for president were sent a list of voter questions, and about 60 percent refused to answer, inc

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