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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 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - CT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

HARTFORD, Conn. - A new report indicates Connecticut still has a way to go in eliminating childhood hunger across the state. The report was released by Foodshare, the greater Hartford area regional foodbank, and Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. Dawn Crayco, deputy

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The latest "Point in Time" survey of Connecticut's homeless residents contained much bad news - but also an important piece of good news - about veterans. In odd calendar years, the survey counts homeless individuals and families in Connecticut who are living outside of shelters,

HARTFORD, Conn. - Thousands of pounds of food are thrown away by stores across the region each week, but Foodshare is hoping a new program will get more of that food into the hands of the hungry. The Volunteer Retail Food Pick-Up Program is designed to connect volunteers who can spare a few hours a

HARTFORD, Conn. - You may still be feeling quite full from that cookout over the holiday weekend, but

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - When residents of New Britain come to the Human Resources Agency (HRA) seeking help to pay their heating bills, a new computer program makes figuring out their eligibility a snap - and it's available statewide. HRA Director of Community Services Barbara Parsons says her agency h

AVON, Conn. - A Connecticut man born just a few years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is celebrating what would be the slain civil-rights leader's 82nd birthday today - and has his own stories of prejudice to tell. Bob Rodman of Avon remembers when his was the only Jewish family in the town where

OXFORD, Conn. - It's definitely winter in Connecticut, and the Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) was just awarded a $37,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be used to promote winter food crops. This comes as winter farmers' markets and winter CS

HARTFORD, Conn. - Having to make a choice between staying warm and eating is becoming more common in Connecticut, just as old man winter gets ready to pounce. The anti-hunger group, Foodshare, says a growing number of people are faced with deciding whether to pay a heating bill or put food on the ta

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