PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 

Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 

The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

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Wisconsin Women In Government will hold a high-speed mentoring event later this month to help women overcome obstacles in pursuing a career in government or public service. (AILAImages/

MADISON, Wis. - It's called speed mentoring and it gives participants a chance to spend five quality minutes with 10 female leaders in Wisconsin government. The event will be held in Madison on Jan. 21. Megan Purtell, president of Wisconsin Women in Government, a statewide nonpartisan women's org

Lung cancer is the top cancer killer of men and women in Wisconsin, and the American Lung Association says lung cancer diagnoses have nearly doubled among women in the past 37 years. Credit:

MILWAUKEE – Lung cancer is the top cancer killer of both women and men, taking the lives of almost twice as many women as any other cancer. More than 1,900 Wisconsin women will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015. Anyone can get lung cancer, even people who have never smoked. November

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On average, three women in the United States are murdered by their husband or boyfriend every day. Credit: kentoh/

MADISON, Wis. – Domestic violence takes a toll on the millions of Americans affected by it every year. The American Psychology Association says 3 million children in the U.S. are exposed annually to domestic violence in their homes. Emily Barnes, director of development and communications

Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. But the chair of the Wisconsin Women's Network says the state has been moving backward in the past few years. Credit: Pamela Moore/

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin has been taking steps backward in the past several years, according to the board chair of the Wisconsin Women's Network. Katherine Dellenbach said a number of obstacles to voting have been enacted that tarnish the state's reputation as a leader in women's voting rights. Wi

A woman's health-care decisions are best made between doctor and patient without political interference, says Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Credit: Steve Debenport/

MADISON, Wis. - The Republican-led attempt to defund Planned Parenthood would, if successful, have exactly the opposite effect than the organizers of the attack claim to desire, according to Nicole Safar, government relations director for Planned Parenthood-Wisconsin. Recently, Gov. Scott Walker le

PHOTO: A bill to ban abortions in Wisconsin after the 20th week of pregnancy has passed the state Senate and will move on to the state Assembly. The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Organization for Women is among the groups protesting the legislation. Photo courtesy: University of Omaha

MADISON, Wis. - Political theater is nothing new to Madison, but an event to be held at 4 p.m. today on the Capitol Square is a unique attempt to stop a 20-week abortion ban, which passed the state Senate last week. Dayna Long, president of the Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for Wom

PHOTO: Saying such decisions should be made by a woman and her family in consultation with the best medical advice available, a number of Wisconsin women's groups are strongly opposed to proposed legislation that would prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.

MADISON, Wis. – State lawmakers are likely to propose legislation that would ban abortions in Wisconsin after the 20th week, and Gov. Scott Walker says that if such a bill passes, he'll sign it. A number of women's health advocacy groups are strongly opposed to such legislation, calling it i

Photo: Turquoise Takeover is a part of National Women's Lung Health Week, the second week in May. The American Lung Association uses the color turquoise, as seen here on the hands of these volunteers, to help bring awareness to the fact that lung cancer kills more women than the next three cancers combined. Many Wisconsin buildings and landmarks will be illuminated in turquoise this week to help draw attention to the need for research funding to beat lung cancer. Photo credit: ALA of Wisconsin

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – The second full week in May is National Women's Lung Health Week. Kim Schmidt is a member of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin's Leadership Board and chair of the Lung Force Women's Cabinet. She says people don't realize what a horrible killer lung cancer is. Lung

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