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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: December 17, 2007

Albuquerque, NM - The weather outside is frightful, and home heating bills are even worse. It's been a chilly and snowy December in New Mexico that, combined with high energy prices, has thousands of families struggling to pay utility bills. Jami Porter-Lara with Community Action New Mexico says t ...Read More

Tacoma, WA – Federal budget cuts are making it harder for people released from prison to start over and stay out of trouble. In Washington, the "Corrections Connection" program is being been told that $100,000 less will be available next year because of these cuts. The program, with offices ...Read More

Lansing, MI – The economic "Grinch" is visiting more Michigan families this holiday season. The state's poverty rate is among the fastest-growing in the nation. Sharon Parks, with the Michigan League for Human Services, reports there's a lot going on in the state to push families into poverty. ...Read More

Richmond, VA – If you think you're secure because your family has a health insurance policy, think again. The health care cost crisis isn't only for the uninsured in Virginia. A new report from the advocacy group Families USA shows nearly 1.6 million Virginians are in households that will spen ...Read More

Arlington, VA – What's to like about higher poverty rates, climate change, disappearing species and other gloomy topics? The visionary author who wrote "Diet for a Small Planet" in 1971 and co-authored several more books says the good news is that such "gloomy issues" and their solutions alrea ...Read More

Charleston, WV – It's a disturbing trend, according to teen advocates. New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the national teen birth rate rose last year, for the first time since 1991. Teen births are up in West Virginia, too, following the national trend. Kim ...Read More

Madison, WI – This holiday season, Wisconsin women should listen to their hearts, experts say. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women, according to the American Heart Association, and December and January are the peak months for heart attacks and heart-related fatalities. W ...Read More

St. Paul/Canton, MN; Lyons NE – There's mixed reaction from Minnesota farm and conservation leaders to the U.S. Senate's passage of the farm bill last week. Doug Peterson with the Minnesota Farmers Union calls it a "glass half full," with a number of provisions that will benefit farmers and co ...Read More

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