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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 


President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.


2020Talks - September 24, 2020 


A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Public News Service - CT: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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

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

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