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A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Archive: February 4, 2009

Des Moines, IA – On Thursday Practical Farmers of Iowa begins their annual Cooperators' Meeting, which helps farmers in Iowa and around the country conduct on-farm research to develop new approaches to make agriculture profitable and environmentally sound. Sarah Carlson with PFI says there wil ...Read More

It could take more than a nickel to save New York's environment. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to put a five-cent fee on new plastic bags at city stores, on the heels of a statewide law last month expanding the recycling of such bags. Both are good moves, according to Laura Height of ...Read More

Bismarck, ND – There's going to be something new on North Dakota grocery shelves in the coming weeks - a healthier doughnut. Fetting's/Top Taste of Finley, the North Dakota State Mill and Elevator in Grand Forks, and Dakota Pride Cooperative in Jamestown have come up with a new way to use w ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – Congress appears poised to include major funding for "green" jobs in the economic stimulus package - but a new report says those green jobs won't last if they don't offer decent pay and benefits. The report, by Good Jobs First, says the initiative will be unsustainable if all it ...Read More

Columbus, OH – As they applaud aspects of Governor Ted Strickland's budget plan, some experts say not enough resources are being tapped to raise adequate revenue. Analysts say lawmakers need to re-examine the tax code and postpone cuts. Plans in the two-year budget draft to make education a ...Read More

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's budget-balancing act is featuring more options. Increasing the cigarette tax, budget cuts, and video gambling are already being debated, and a new set of possible moves has just been placed on the table, including updating the tax code, which is now actually regressi ...Read More

Concord, NH – A rescue for the rest of us: That's a message popping up as the U.S. Senate works on its version of the economic stimulus package – with Senate leaders hoping for a vote by Friday. New Hampshire residents out of their jobs could limit some of their losses, under the plan ...Read More

Spring Valley, WI – Organic food activists say that despite the economy, the organic food market is growing. And, there are jobs and careers available for new and current farmers who want to serve a growing consumer market and protect the environment. Minnesota consumers continue tightening ...Read More

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