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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - IN: Cultural Resources

The Veterans Administration recently backed off of a plan to cut down ancient trees in Indiana to make way for a memorial. (Virginia Carter)

NASHVILLE, Ind. – An effort is under way to designate an old-growth forest in every county in the United States that has forestland. The Old-Growth Forest Network is spearheading the effort, and the group’s executive director, Joan Maloof, will speak on the topic in Indiana next month.

A seminar to encourage women to take on leadership roles in nonprofit organizations comes to Bloomington in October. (inrn.org)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — More and more workers are being drawn to the nonprofit sector, and their advocates say a support system is needed, because it often isn't a "9 to 5" job. A full-day symposium for women interested in nonprofit leadership is coming up on October 28 in Bloomington. Jillian H

A group of Indiana students got to take an educational trip to China. They say they came back realizing kids in both countries are very much the same. (Veronica Carter)

VALPARAISO, Ind. – A group of middle and high school students recently got to spend a week in China as part of a cultural education program with the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University. The students say they came home with the understanding that even though there may be 7,500 miles

Work will begin in the spring to restore habitat around Lake George in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. (Save the Dunes)

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and is the state's biggest tourist attraction, with an estimated 3 million visitors a year. Nicole Barker, executive director of the group Save the Dunes, says most people aren't aware the National

PHOTO: Purdue University researcher Bryan Pijanowski is collaborating with people from around the world for an Earth Day project, attempting to capture up to 1 million natural soundscape recordings. Photo courtesy of Purdue University/Tom Campbell.

INDIANAPOLIS - A global project based in Indiana is capturing the earth's acoustics, one upload at a time. Led by Purdue University ecologist Bryan Pijanowski, "Global Soundscapes Day" encourages people from all walks of life to record the soundscapes of their world, and upload them to be shared and

PHOTO: Indiana residents can learn more about diverse historical boycott movements in a traveling poster exhibit opening today in Indiana. Photo courtesy of AFSC.

INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers have a rare opportunity to get an up-close look at the power of art and the role it plays in social activism. A traveling poster exhibit will be in Indiana over the next week, featuring 59 posters from more than 20 social justice movements. According to Erin Polley, Indianapo

INDIANAPOLIS - Experts say many young children don't have enough positive adult role models in their lives, but in Indiana, hundreds of volunteer mentors are helping to fill that gap. According to Steven Wornhoff of Lebanon, who was a mentor to Josh Wilson for seven years, the experience was very

The holidays can often add additional stress to many peoples lives. Image by: Magnus Manske

INDIANAPOLIS - The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can leave many Hoosiers feeling far from merry. According to Dr. Julie Steck, who chairs the Indiana Psychological Association, there's a lot more activity that needs to fit into a normal day this time of year, which leaves some people tired

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