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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. - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals suffer poorer health outcomes than the general population, in part because they are at least twice as likely to not have health insurance. During the eighth annual LGBT Health Awareness Week, starting today and sponsored by the Nat

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - Groups working to stop hunger in Connecticut are challenging those of us who generally have plenty to eat. Foodshare is encouraging Nutmeggers to join the SNAP into Action Against Hunger Challenge in March, urging residents to try living on three dollars a day for food - the allo

HARTFORD, Conn. - One year ago this week, Americans were scouring their pantries to clear out peanut products after salmonella-tainted peanut butter was linked to nine deaths and more than 700 illnesses, including about 10 people sickened in Connecticut. Promises were made at the time to strengthen

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - Connecticut is late to the table when it comes to serving school breakfast. The new "School Breakfast Scorecard" compiled by the Food Research and Action Center shows that, while the number of children participating in the School Breakfast Program is up by about three percent in

NORWALK, Conn. - Many economists claim the recession is over, but those on the front lines helping Connecticut families aren't seeing the evidence yet. Community Action Agencies in the state are still seeing record numbers of people needing help with heat, hunger, health and homelessness. Joe Mann,

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