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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - CA: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

California's fish troubles may go beyond the current salmon crisis. Amid warnings of overfishing in the Pacific and other oceans, a new report from the University of British Columbia finds that one-third of the fish caught worldwide is not for humans to consume, but for livestock feed. Each year mor

CA - Californians are being asked to donate to help the survivors of last week's devastating cyclone in Myanmar, who are without shelter or drinking water, and are at risk of disease. As the death toll nears a staggering 100,000, international relief efforts are picking up. Mercy Corps' Caitlin Car

Sacramento, CA – Inflation is being served up at the dinner table in California. Egg prices are up 35 percent, chicken is up 10 percent, and bread and breakfast cereal prices have seen their biggest jumps in more than 30 years. Gawain Kripke with Oxfam America says rising gas prices get a lo

As Earth Day nears, more and more Californians are looking for ways to protect the environment. California growers are responding to that demand by producing "earth-friendly" foods, choosing sustainable and organic farming methods. Kris O'Connor, with the Central Coast Vineyard Team, says we don't a

Can a fish raised in an underwater pen with thousands of other fish be sold as "organic?" That's the issue being 'reeled in' this week by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), an advisory panel to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The NOSB is considering whether "farmed" fish should qualify

California's two senators will have a chance to reveal exactly where they stand on the renewal of the U.S. Farm Bill, which is expected to be taken up by the U.S. Senate as early as today. The five-year, $288 billion bill would continue to pay out large subsidies to farmers who grow corn, cotton, wh

Fruits and vegetables are at the top of the list of healthy foods according to the USDA "Food Pyramid," and farmers in the nation's "salad bowl" want to make sure the next U.S. Farm Bill heeds that advice. Kris O'Connor with the Central Coast Vineyard Team feels past Farm Bills haven't been very sup

Sacramento, CA - Dried apples preserved with a cancer-causing chemical, scallops and sardines with putrefying bacteria, and mushrooms laced with illegal pesticides -- those are three examples of more than 100 products from China that were destroyed or sent back by the Food and Drug Administration i

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