PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 

Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 

Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Public News Service - CO: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

DENVER - It's a year-round problem, but during the holiday season, hunger in Colorado really hits home - and this year, much more help is needed. Food banks in the state are reporting a 30 percent increase in the number of people visiting food pantries, according to Gwen Vogelzang, media manager wit

DENVER - The holiday season is upon us, and many Coloradans are already planning their big meals - but new research being presented today finds that a large number of people in the state don't have easy access to the groceries needed to make it happen. Dr. Allison Karpyn is with the Pennsylvania-b

Denver - A cut to the Colorado state budget could put the brakes to "Meals on Wheels" and other programs for seniors around the state. Lawmakers in Denver this week will continue debating whether or not to cut two million dollars in funding for senior services that help older Coloradans continue to

Denver, CO – The New Year brings new struggles for Coloradans who are without work and, in many cases, having trouble staying fed. This week, AARP Colorado has launched a statewide food drive to help local food banks replenish their supplies after the busy holiday season. AARP decided to get

Washington, DC – The new Farm Bill is the subject of intense debate on Capitol Hill this week. Some farm advocates say the current version is a compromise that was made to get the bill out of the Senate Agriculture Committee, which would create a 'raw deal' for 99 percent of Colorado farmers a

Denver, CO – A study released this month found that Colorado is the "thinnest state." However, childhood obesity is on the rise and educators are looking at new ways to fight this growing health problem by getting kids to make healthier choices. Debi Flynn with Clayton Family Futures, a Denver

Lyons, NE – The proposed U.S. House Farm Bill may result in larger mega-farms at the expense of smaller family farms, according to a new study. The research, performed by the Center for Rural Affairs, concludes House leadership misled the public about how its version of the bill would cap fede

In 12 percent of Colorado households, having enough food on the table isn't a given. Today is National Hunger Awareness Day and State Rep. John Kefalas is one of a number of Coloradans taking part in the "Food Stamp Challenge" by trying to eat off just $25 a week. “It's a way to help people

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