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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - WI: Human Rights/Racial Justice

The Wisconsin Policy Forum is calling for more efforts to curb drug and alcohol abuse to stop recent trends impacting life expectancy in Wisconsin. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. — The life expectancy for people in Wisconsin has declined for a second straight year, according to a new report. The nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum compiled data from the state department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing increas

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

Sustain Dane's 10th annual summit this year is focused on lifting up historically marginalized voices in the sustainability movement. (Sustain Dane)

MADISON, Wis. – Sustainability advocates gather next week at the University of Wisconsin for their annual meeting. The organization Sustain Dane holds its tenth annual summit next Friday to share ideas for creating a sustainable future, and this year the group honors local leaders under age 30

This summer, kids at the Mellowhood Foundation will grow and sell their own line of hot pickles. (Mellowhood Foundation)

MADISON, Wis. – A program aimed at getting young people of color interested in food and agriculture is entering its second year with more knowledge on how to reach them. The Growing Urban Leaders in Food Systems or "GULFS" program is a curriculum in southern Wisconsin that helps kids in middle

Wisconsin's annual ceremony to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. is the oldest state celebration in the nation. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – With speeches, music, and awards, Wisconsin's official state observation of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will begin at noon in the Capitol rotunda in Madison. This year's theme is "Do You Remember," featuring remarks from Milwaukee native Muhibb Dyer, who founded an org

A newly developed partnership with tribal leaders in Wisconsin is helping the Native American Center for Health Professions attract new students and faculty. (UW Health/NACHP)

MADISON, Wis. - Working in a newly developed relationship with tribal leaders from across Wisconsin, the Native American Center for Health Professions is helping to identify and recruit Native American students to U-W Health professional schools and programs. Dr. Christine Athmann, assistant direc

High quality education for all children is part of the solution to increase the well being of children in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Credit: U.S. Navy

MADISON, Wis. – A just-released report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation regarding the well being of children ranks Wisconsin 13th in the nation. Last year's Kids Count report also had the Badger state ranked at number 13. But Ken Taylor, the executive director of the Wisconsin Council on

PHOTO: Democratic State Representative Chris Taylor of Madison, co-author of Wisconsin's unique law that requires outside investigation when a police officer shoots and kills someone, is confident the new law will work in the recent incident in Madison where a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man. But she says the state Division of Criminal Investigation needs funds to hire more investigators. (Photo courtesy of Rep. Taylor)

MADISON, Wis. - In the wake of the shooting incident in Ferguson, Missouri early this morning, more eyes may turn to Wisconsin and its similar troubles. Just under a year ago, Wisconsin became the first state in the nation to pass a law that forbids police agencies from investigating incidents thems

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