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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


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


2020Talks - August 4, 2020 


Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - WI: Arts & Culture

Some language experts say regional dialect could become less prominent in a more global society. (Matthew Henry)

MADISON, Wis. -- As Wisconsin's population becomes more diverse, changes are expected in the coming years to better assist residents from other parts of the world. But it could even have more personal impacts, including how residents speak. Census figures show that Wisconsin is still predominantly

Willie Nelson, shown above at Farm Aid 2018, organized the first Farm Aid along with Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985. (Brian Bruner/Bruner Photo)

EAST TROY, Wis. — Farm Aid is coming to Wisconsin next week to promote family farming. The music festival backed by Neil Young, Willie Nelson and other musicians has raised $57 million for farmers since it began in 1985. On Sept. 21, musicians and fans will gather at the Alpine Valley Music

Through Roots to Glory Tours, American chefs traveled to Benin and Togo to explore their cuisine. (Devon Hamilton/Michael Fields Agricultural Institute)

MADISON, Wis. – There's a connection between African cooking and the United States. Devon Hamilton, associate policy director with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, recently returned from the West African countries of Benin and Togo and will share what he's learned at a Madison-area

Wisconsin is a national leader in production of organic vegetables, and the state's heritage of family-owned farms fits perfectly with the growth of organic ag. (UW Extension)

SPRING VALLEY, Wis. - In addition to leading the nation in the number of organic dairy and beef farms, Wisconsin is second in total number of organic farms, and ranks first in number of farms raising organic hogs, pigs, layer chickens, and turkeys. The Badger state is also first in organic corn, o

Dancer Joe Syrette of the Ojibwe tribe from Batchewana, Ontario, holds an eagle head staff during the Spring Powwow held on the UW-Madison campus last year. (Jeff Miller/UW-Madison Communications)

MADISON, Wis. - "A Native American cultural experience that highlights the lifestyle of Wisconsin's 11 tribal nations," is how Emily Nelis describes the 47th annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Nelis, a UW-Madison

Rita Argus, a UW-Madison graduate and Peace Corps volunteer, is using her degree in biological systems engineering to improve sustainable agriculture in Senegal. (William Graf, UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. - Throughout the history of the Peace Corps, started in 1961 by President Kennedy, UW-Madison has been one of the nation's leading sources of volunteers. For a second consecutive year, it's the number-two school, and it has held the number-one spot six times since 2001. Heather Mang

Madison, WI – The movie "Tropic Thunder" opens in Wisconsin this week, a movie that features a main character described as "retarded." Advocates for people with intellectual disabilities have let the movie studio know the term is offensive and linked to a long history of dehumanizing people wi

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