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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 


Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.


2020Talks - October 1, 2020 


Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says it plans to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Public News Service - FL: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

No Kid Hungry Florida has provided more than $1.7 million in grants to 38 schools and organizations.  <br />(Centers for Disease Control/Rawpixel)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Some Florida kids are back in school, while others are doing virtual or hybrid learning. Groups fighting childhood hunger are working to ensure they all have access to school nutrition programs. One in five Florida children struggles with hunger, and many families rely on schoo

A well-maintained food garden yields a half-pound of produce per square foot per growing season, according to the National Gardening Association. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As of today, Florida property owners can grow fresh produce in their yards without fear of local government restrictions. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 82 last week, which prohibits local governments from banning vegetable gardens on any part of a residential propert

As the movement to transform higher education grows in Florida, a new report reveals the extent of faculty poverty.  (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – From skipping meals and having their utilities cut off to even delaying medical treatment, a survey of nearly 800 faculty members across Florida shows poverty is common among adjunct faculty at universities and colleges. The survey by the Service Employees International U

Long after the hurricanes have passed, hard work and hazards remain. Members of Florida's labor unions are pitching in to help. (Florida AFL-CIO)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Union workers from across the southern United States have collected basic essentials, including food and clothing, and are traveling throughout South Florida to share them in places affected by Hurricane Irma. The recovery process has slowed a bit as major disaster relief

More than 220,000 Florida children get food from summer nutrition programs, but that's only a fraction of those who need them. (Virginia Carter)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Across Florida, more schools, community centers and churches are serving summer meals for lower-income children, but the latest research says not enough families take advantage of these programs. The Food Research and Action Center says that's also the case nationwide.

More than one in five U.S. children live in poverty. (taliesin/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At the conventions and on the campaign trail, Floridians are hearing plenty from both presidential candidates, but there's one major issue neither one is talking about: the millions of children across the nation who are living in poverty. The child poverty rate has been o

Food banks across Florida are anticipating increased demand in the coming weeks, as changes to federal SNAP benefits take effect. (Maryhere/morguefile)

MIAMI, Fla. - Adding to the pressure of the job search, many unemployed Floridians risk losing an important safety net if they can't find a job, enroll in school, or enter a job-training program. Florida is one of several states to reinstate time limits on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

PHOTO: A new report finds 86 percent of eligible children in Florida don't get free summer lunches. Photo credit: morguefile/fidlerjan
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Eighty-six percent of children in Florida who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch in summer don't participate, according to a report recently released by the Food Research and Action Center. Debra Susie, president and chief executive of Florida Impact, who runs the state's

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