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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2020 


Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April 30. The coronavirus is taking its toll on nonprofits; and scammers have already set their sights on your COVID-19 relief check.

2020Talks - March 30, 2020 


Campaigning from Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has been virtual, and largely about the novel coronavirus. Sanders also spoke out about the Trump administration's Interior Department order to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag's reservation in Southern Massachusetts.

Public News Service - TN: Civic Engagement

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

According to a new report, the government is keeping an increasing number of secrets from the public, on both the state and federal levels. Report coauthor Patrice McDermott, with the watchdog group OpenTheGovernment.org, says so-called "National Security Letters" are an example of secrecy about w

A new report from the federal Election Assistance Commission shows Tennessee registers more voters at public assistance offices than any other state. In fact, most states don't offer the option at all, even though it's required under the National Voter Registration Act. Tennessee is also the only st

It's "Law Week" in Tennessee, a time dedicated to demystifying the legal process and educating people about the role of the court system in a democracy. Stephen T. Greer with the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association says the civil justice system is the nation's watchdog for consumer safety, bringin

Corporate takeovers usually make the top story for business news, but Tennesseans gathering this week are scrutinizing what they see as another kind of corporate takeover –- the takeover of government. They see a link between government rules and decisions and big campaign donations. Author

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