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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - CT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

SIMSBURY, Conn. - A Connecticut World War Two veteran says he knows what it's like to be hungry, and for years he has helped put food on area tables at Thanksgiving. Jack Bannan turns 87 this year, but that hasn't stopped him from participating in an event today (Wednesday) that he created 17 years

HEBRON, Conn. - The Thanksgiving season is a time when many people across Connecticut give to food pantries, but what happens when the leftovers are long gone? A program that kicks off today is designed to make sure the hungry have a Thanksgiving dinner and food long after the holiday is a distant m

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A new free computer program is helping Connecticut residents determine whether they're eligible for a plethora of state and federal assistance programs. While funding has been reduced for many such programs, it's also true that many Nutmeggers are eligible for these programs and

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - One in four Connecticut children is overweight or obese, according to a study an expert submitted to the state legislature just last month. And September marks the first-ever Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, declared by President Obama in order to focus attention on the issue.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Good-hearted Connecticut residents often organize food drives for the state's hungry, but food banks say it's much more efficient to volunteer or organize fund drives that allow food banks to distribute food already donated by the food industry. Sarah Santora, community involvem

Summer's almost here, and kids who get free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches during the school year still need to eat. A little-known federal program makes that possible. The Summer Food Service Program operates at almost 500 sites around Connecticut. Some are set up at existing programs, w

HARTFORD, Conn. - New data show Connecticut's community action agencies have successfully put federal stimulus money to work, both in creating jobs and in providing essential services to those most impacted by the recession. Using more than $5 million in stimulus funds, the agencies have created mor

HARTFORD, Conn. - The severe recession of the last two years, with rising unemployment and rates of home foreclosures, finds more Connecticut residents using emergency food pantries in the suburbs and small towns than in the inner cities, according to the most recent data from the state's two food b

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