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PNS Daily Newscast - June 3, 2020 


Episcopal bishops call-out Trump's appearance in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in D-C; and a Civil Rights investigation into the MPD.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - IN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

The new Indiana Grown initiative highlights food that comes from Indiana farms in order to connect local consumers and businesses to local producers. Credit: Natalie Maynor/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS – Whether its chicken and pork or corn and strawberries, the list of foods produced in Indiana is extensive. And the new Indiana Grown initiative is making locally grown foods more readily available to local consumers. Program manager David King says with more than 60,000 farms

PHOTO: More than 1,000 sites across Indiana are ready to provide meals to low-income children during the summer months. Photo credit: xenia/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Summer means hunger for some of Indiana's youngest residents, but there are programs in the state ready to provide food for low-income children. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center found that summer food programs in Indiana last year served on average more than 41,0

PHOTO: Education and nutrition leaders gathered in Indianapolis for a summit to explore ways districts can offer breakfast to more children in school. Photo courtesy of the USDA.

INDIANAPOLIS - A healthy breakfast has been shown to boost brain power, and Indiana is expanding efforts to ensure every student starts the day ready to learn. At a nutrition summit Wednesday in Indianapolis, teachers, administrators and food service directors brainstormed ways to get more kids to

PHOTO: According to the Food Research and Action Center, 213,000 Indiana children ate a free school breakfast last year, less than half of those who participated in the federal School Lunch Program. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana schools have been working to ensure that all children, especially those who are low-income, start their day with a healthy breakfast. But a new report shows there is room for improvement. The Food Research and Action Center found that less than half of the students who partic

PHOTO: The increase in charitable giving during the holiday season helps to meet the growing demand for donations in Indiana, but the need continues after the New Year. Photo courtesy of Hoosier Hills Food bank.

INDIANAPOLIS - With the spirit of the holiday season, food pantries and soup kitchens in Indiana see an abundance of donations to help the hungry. But it's a different story after the Christmas tree comes down. Julio Alonso, executive director and CEO with Hoosier Hills Food Bank, says in January a

PHOTO: A new report finds 1.1 million Hoosiers need assistance from soup kitchens and food pantries each year, and many are forced to make difficult choices to keep from going hungry. Photo credit: Max Straeten/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – A new report shines light on the face of hunger in Indiana, and finds many people are making difficult choices in order to put food on the table. One-in six Hoosiers turned to one of Feeding Indiana's Hungry 11 food banks over the past year, according to executive director Emi

PHOTO: According to the USDA, nearly 373,000 Indiana residents have struggled with hunger-related issues between 2011 and 2013. Photo credit: Keith Weller, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

INDIANAPOLIS - As Indiana observes Hunger Action Month, a new report highlights the critical need to address food insecurity in the state. The USDA Household Food Security in the United States report found 14 percent of Indiana households struggled with hunger between 2011 and 2013, slightly higher

PHOTO: Indiana ranks 27th nationally in an annual snapshot of child well-being. Photo credit: Phaedra Wilkenson / Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - New data finds Indiana children are making strides in education, but high rates of child poverty continue to persist. An annual state-by-state snapshot of child well-being, the 2014 Kids Count Data Book ranks Indiana 27th nationally, up three spots from last year. Glenn Augustine, vi

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