PNS National Newscast

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the Public News Service (podcast)"
"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
"Alexa, play Public News Service podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

2020Talks

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Hey Google, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Alexa, play Two-Thousand-Twenty Talks podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2021 


Biden executive orders address pollution and environmental justice; health professionals note a link between climate change and human health.


2021Talks - January 27 , 2021 


The Senate moves forward with Trump's impeachment trial; scholars question the legality of impeachment after an official is out of office.

Minnesota Yearly Food Drive Underway Today

Downloading Audio

Click to download

We love that you want to share our Audio! And it is helpful for us to know where it is going.
Media outlets that are interested in downloading content should go to www.newsservice.org
Click Here if you do not already have an account and need to sign up.
Please do it now, as the option to download our audio packages is ending soon

March 1, 2007


The state's largest yearly food drive gets underway today. Minnesota's "March Food Drive," is designed to stock over 260 food shelves across the state. Spokeswoman Sue Kainz with Minnesota FoodShare says it's a big deal this year, because food shelf use is at a record high.

"What we do is set a goal, and try to restock food shelves for the spring and summer months. The 2007 campaign has a goal of nine million pounds and dollars combined.

The numbers reflect a growing need, especially among working families trying to balance various financial obligations.

"It's just normal, everyday people who find themselves, number one, in an emergency or crisis. Maybe they've lost a job. Maybe, they've had hours cut. Maybe, something happened with their health care. A lot of the really wonderful, good manufacturing jobs have gone away, especially in Greater Minnesota. And, the jobs that are replacing them just are not paying the same.

Kainz says Minnesota food shelf users are a diverse group.

"Over 50 percent represent children. Of the adults who use food shelves, about 40 percent of them are employed. The largest and newest group of people using food shelves are senior citizens."

Minnesota food shelves distributed more than 42 million pounds of food last year. And, while a growing number of Minnesotans rely on food shelves, Kainz is optimistic that others will open their hearts and pocketbooks again this year.

Find out more online at www.gmcc.org/foodshare. Click on "March Campaign."

Jim Wishner/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - MN