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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 

A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.

2020Talks - August 5, 2020 

Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - UT: Arts & Culture

U-S Welcome Pavilion planned for 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Courtesy: U.S. Welcome Pavilion

SALT LAKE CITY - A privately-sponsored U.S. Welcome Pavilion designed to promote America's people, places and culture will be open to the public at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Maxine Turner, a caterer from Salt Lake City who founded the pavilion, says the United States

IMAGE: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market attendees are being urged to try a stand-up paddleboard  and to

SALT LAKE CITY – At this week's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, the hottest new recreation trend has been stand-up paddleboarding – and it fits right in with a campaign also launched at the show. "Stand Up for the Colorado River" is the slogan, as conservation groups

PHOTO: Hikes at this year's Amazing Earthfest in Kanab, Utah, range from challenging climbs to archaeological sites, to walks on the Kanab Municipal Trails System. Either way, the scenery is spectacular. Courtesy Amazing Earthfest.

KANAB, Utah - A celebration on the Utah-Arizona border will bring a few thousand hiking enthusiasts together for a firsthand look at the spectacular public lands of the Colorado Plateau - and it starts this weekend. The Amazing Earthfest is in its seventh year, and more than 100 activities are plan

PHOTO: More Utahns ages 50 and older say they're interested in alternatives other than a traditional path to retirement  and the second half of life might include a second career.

SALT LAKE CITY - For people who are rethinking their careers at midlife, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP Utah are teaming up to offer workshops this month to help mentor these "Encore Entrepreneurs." More than one in five people in their 50s have told AARP Utah they would be "very i

PHOTO: This is what skis, snowboards, helmets and ski boots look like after going through a six-step grinding process to recycle them. Courtesy of SIA Snow Sports Recycling Program.

PARK CITY, Utah - Skis and snowboards, ski boots and helmets can only be traded at ski swaps for so long before they're worn out and no longer safe to use. The ski industry is working on new lives for old gear, starting in Utah and Colorado. The Snow Sports Recycling Program is collecting outdated

GRAPHIC:  A new analysis by the University of Nebraska's Bureau of Business Research ranks states on their entrepreneurial activity.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah ranks just above the middle among the 50 states for entrepreneurial activity. That's according to a new analysis by the University of Nebraska's Bureau of Business Research. The Beehive State stands out on the list, not for its ranking, but for being the state with the biggest

PHOTO: Child playing a piano. Photo credit: Deborah Smith

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Elvis isn't just part of history; his music is now part of scientific history - published in a new study by University of Utah researchers that looks at genetic connections to the body's regulation of emotional hormones. Music by Elvis Presley and others was played to gauge em

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