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PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 


Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - KY: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

A new report finds that 5.3 million seniors struggled with food insecurity in 2018 and hunger advocates say COVID-19 could worsen the situation. (Adobe Stock)<br />

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky has the highest rate in the nation of food insecurity among older adults, and that's likely to worsen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released by the group Feeding America. Using the most recent available data from 2018, researchers found that near

A World Food Programme report finds the coronavirus pandemic could double the number of people worldwide suffering from hunger. (Adobe Stock)

FLORENCE, Ky. -- Demand for food is up by 40% statewide, as more families see their paychecks disappear and the economy dives into a recession. And regional food banks are struggling to keep pace with demand. Kurt Reiber is president and CEO of Freestore FoodBank in Cincinnati, which serves nort

More than 300 U.S. universities have closed campuses and shifted to online classes due to COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)

By Ivy Brashear Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan Reporting for the YES! Media-Kentucky News Connection Collaboration BEREA, Ky. -- Colleges and universities are closing across the United States to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. But while some students are able to continue their stu

Nearly 700,000 Kentuckians, including almost 200,000 children, are uncertain where their next meal will come from. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gov. Andy Beshear and groups that work to end hunger rally today in Frankfort, highlighting the fact that one in seven Kentuckians is considered "food insecure." Scottie Lee is a third-generation Western Kentucky farmer who participates in the "Farms to Food Banks" program, run by

More than a half-million families in the Commonwealth rely on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help them buy groceries. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A change to federal requirements for participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or 'SNAP' bars states from exempting adults without dependents from the program's work requirements. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the change this week. Tamara Sa

One out of every five children in Kentucky doesn't have enough food to eat, according to Feeding Kentucky. This September is Hunger Action month. (Adobe Stock)

OWENSBORO, Ky. – This September, food banks in Kentucky and across the country are taking part in Hunger Action Month, to highlight the fact that 40 million Americans are food insecure. Kentucky has the seventh highest rate in the nation of people struggling to put meals on the table. Glenn

In 2018, more than 3 million pounds of fresh produce were distributed to Kentuckians in need through the Farms to Food Banks program. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Many Kentucky farmers are participating in a statewide program that channels produce to local food banks. The program – one of the first of its kind in the country – pays farmers to harvest, pack and transport produce from the field to families in need. Cynthia

Kentucky ranks 41st in the country for participation in federally funded children's summer nutrition programs. (Adobe Stock)<br />

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More children in Kentucky are getting their breakfast and lunch through federally funded summer nutrition programs, according to a report released today by the Food Research and Action Center. The state has expanded the sites where children can get free summer meals beyond schools

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