PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 

Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 

Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - WI: Women's

PHOTO: A suburban Milwaukee mother and her daughter, both breast cancer survivors, will participate in the 20th annual American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising walk. presented by Kohl's Cares, on Saturday at Veteran's Park in Milwaukee. Both say they are alive to tell their story today because they are firm believers in self-examination and early detection. Photo credit:

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - There was no way for Jill Karas of St. Francis to predict in 2008 that she would soon be facing a breast-cancer diagnosis. Nor could she imagine that in 2013 her daughter Gina, who lives in Pewaukee, would be diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Both went through extensive treatm

PHOTO: Abby Despins of Madison is a congenital heart defect survivor who underwent two major operations before she was two. Tomorrow is the American Heart Association's 12th annual Go Red For Women Day, and Despins, who will be decked out in red, says it's about more than just wearing red clothes. Photo courtesy of Abby Despins.

MADISON, Wis. - Tomorrow is the 12th annual National Wear Red Day, promoted by the American Heart Association to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke, which kill more women than men. Abby Despins of Madison was born with a congenital heart defect and had two open heart surgeries before she

PHOTO: It is National Family Caregivers Month, to salute the tens of millions of Americans who are caring for a family member. AARP has launched a new initiative, I Heart Caregivers, to honor and help those who care for family members.  (Photo credit:

MADISON, Wis. - It's National Family Caregivers Month, and AARP-Wisconsin has launched a new initiative called "I Heart Caregivers" to recognize the contribution and dedication of family caregivers in Wisconsin. It's been said, if you're not a caregiver now, you were one in the past or you'll li

PHOTO: Pat Hillmann of Milwaukee, who never was a smoker, is undergoing lung cancer treatment right now, says Lung Cancer Awareness Month is a time for women to understand lung cancer rates are actually increasing among women in Wisconsin, and lung cancer can strike anyone, not just smokers. Photo courtesy American Lung Association - Wisconsin.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Early in 2009, Pat Hillmann, an executive with a large insurance company in Milwaukee, had a cough that wouldn't go away. She had never been a smoker, but knew something wasn't right. "I went to an allergist thinking maybe it's allergies," Hillmann says. "He did a series of tests

PHOTO: Friday, Oct. 17, is National Mammography Day. The American Cancer Society says early detection is critical in successfully treating breast cancer. Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - October 17 is recognized as National Mammography Day by the American Cancer Society, and it's a day cancer survivor Jennifer Ott of Milwaukee wants women to take action. "I was diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer at the age of 40, two months after my 40 birthday and while I was

PHOTO: A study by UW cancer researcher William Fahl has found a promising way to prevent hair loss for chemotherapy patients, which is headed for clinical trials. Photo courtesy UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. – A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study offers great hope for saving the hair follicles of patients undergoing chemotherapy. A new kind of vasoconstrictor – a drug that narrows blood vessels – could be the key. Hair loss, or alopecia, is one of the most drea

PHOTO: Jane Hawley Stevens, an herb-growing sustainable agriculture entrepreneur, hosts a July 25 workshop in North Freedom, Wis., for women in agriculture. Photo courtesy Four Elements Herbals.

BROWNTOWN, Wis. – While the number of farms in Wisconsin has been declining for years, the number owned and operated by women has been steadily rising. Lisa Kivirist is coordinator of the Rural Women's Project, which is sponsoring an on-farm workshop on July 25 at Four Elements Organic Herba

PHOTO: Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, chairwoman of the Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, calls the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case

MADISON, Wis. - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, in the so-called Hobby Lobby case, that some for-profit corporations, such as Hobby Lobby, can deny coverage of birth control to their workers, based on the religious beliefs of the corporation's owners. Rabbi Bonnie Margulis of Madison, chairwoman

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