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Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response; and lingering concerns about U.S. Census participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 


House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Public News Service - IN: Poverty

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says changes to SNAP work requirements will move participants toward self-sufficiency. (USDA/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS — Hunger-fighting groups say they're disappointed the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture used an Indiana visit to tout cuts to food assistance programs. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made several stops in Indianapolis on Monday, including a WorkOne Indy Trainin

More than 650 colleges in the United States report having a food pantry for students facing hunger. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Anecdotes about starving college students are actually no laughing matter, as research reveals hunger on campus is not uncommon. In a national survey released early this year, 45% of student respondents said they had experienced food insecurity. Ty Davis is assistant dean of

About 108,000 Hoosiers receive help with heating bills through the Energy Assistance Program. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Winter weather is already here and Hoosiers who struggle to pay their heating bills need to take action now to ensure they aren't left in the cold this winter. The state's disconnect moratorium for electric and natural gas utilities starts starts December 1. However, it is onl

The U.S. Census Bureau intends to hire 500,000 people for the 2020 count. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS – With less than six months to go until the 2020 Census, efforts are ramping up in Indiana and other states to ensure an accurate count. A vital part of that is ensuring there are enough boots on the ground. About 500,000 census takers are needed across the country. Carol Roge

The abundance at a well-stocked grocery store is only an ideal for some parts of Indiana. (ElasticComputeFarm/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Congress is considering steps to bring healthy groceries to food deserts in Indiana and across the country. Grocery stores work on a notoriously thin margin. And as Kate Howe, managing director of the Indy Hunger Network, points out, when some grocers close, the folks in impov

Eviction can not only create housing instability, it can also make it more difficult to apply for credit down the road. (Elnur/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS — A new analysis of eviction rates in Indiana's largest county provides insight into how the problem might be better addressed across the state. The data from the Indiana University Public Policy Institute's Center for Research and Social Policy reveals that Marion County accoun

The Indiana Institute for Working Families says a bill in the Indiana House could allow small dollar loans that charge interest rates of up to 99 percent. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – A coalition is urging Indiana lawmakers to stop a bill that would significantly expand high interest loans in the state. Senate Bill 613 would allow loans with interest rates above 72 percent, which is currently considered felony loan sharking. Indiana veterans groups, faith

Smoking has increased in Indiana in the past two years, while decreasing in many other states. (Brun-nO/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is facing serious health challenges, according to an annual state-by-state ranking of key health indicators. The America's Health Rankings 2018 report released on Wednesday places Indiana 41st among states, down from 38th in 2017. Dr. Rhonda Randall, senior medical a

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