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Young people in Georgia on the brink of reshaping political landscape; Garland faces down GOP attacks over Hunter Biden inquiry; rural Iowa declared 'ambulance desert.'

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McConnell warns government shutdowns are "a loser for Republicans," Schumer takes action to sidestep Sen. Tuberville's opposition to military appointments, and advocates call on Connecticut governor to upgrade election infrastructure.

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An Indigenous project in South Dakota seeks to protect tribal data sovereignty, advocates in North Carolina are pushing back against attacks on public schools, and Arkansas wants the hungriest to have access to more fruits and veggies.

Danielle Smith


Danielle M. Smith is an award-winning radio journalist/personality with more than a decade of experience in broadcast media. Smith is a former audio journalist with American Urban Radio Networks and Sheridan Broadcasting Networks. She is currently joining PNS as a producer. She also hosts a weekly community affairs show “Good News” on WGBN Power 1360AM & 98.9FM in Pittsburgh, PA. Smith sits on the Communications board for the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti 501 ©(3). Smith recently took a leap of faith and relocated to Nashville TN.

Honors and Awards: Robert L. Vann Media Award for Radio/Public Affairs feature story, “Sister Friend Provides Feminine Care Products to Homeless Women (2017),” The New Pittsburgh Courier 2016 Women of Excellence Award. Community Spirit Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from North Side Institutional Church (2013

Professional Memberships: Nashville Association of Black Journalist Pittsburgh Black Media Federation

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Business, Religion, Health Justice, Literature, Urban News

Local Expertise: Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Haiti

Location: Nashville

Demographic Expertise: Urban, Gospel


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PA Needs 40,000 Poll Workers for Upcoming Elections

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PA Expands Property Tax, Rent Rebate Program to Aid Older Adults

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