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PNS Daily News - September 18, 2019 


President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

2020Talks - September 19, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh on why he's challenging President Trump; and how Iowa keeps its status as the first caucus of primary season.

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Public News Service - MA: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

BOSTON - in the home of the first Thanksgiving, community groups and charities traditionally serve holiday dinners. But what about the rest of the year? According to the Gallup organization, nearly 15 percent of Massachusetts residents were unable to afford food they or their families needed during

Empty refrigerator.  Photo credit: Mark Scheerer

BOSTON - Hunger is on the rise across America, and new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that Massachusetts has more households with "low food security," meaning those in which people skip meals regularly or don't eat enough. Since 2006, the Bay State has seen an increase of more th

BOSTON - Beef. It's what's NOT for dinner at a growing number of restaurants in Massachusetts and around the country, as more establishments work to offer vegetarian options to consumers. A countrywide campaign called "Meatless Mondays" encourages diners to explore plant-based menu options once a w

DENNIS PORT, Mass. - The first year of a new commercial fish quota system in New England came to an end this weekend, and some small boat fishermen say they are hooked on it. Under the controversial sector management system, fishermen formed co-ops called sectors and shared limits on over-fished spe

CAPE COD, Mass. - More fish for our future. That's what many scientists and fishermen are saying after last week's landmark decision by the New England Fishery Management Council. After months of debate and public hearings, the council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new plan that would manage fi

Cambridge, MA - Relief organizations say a "perfect storm" of factors has caused food prices to skyrocket worldwide. They say droughts, bans on exports, and higher fuel prices are just some of what's caused riots and starvation in places like Haiti. The UN says the poorest countries can expect price

Boston, MA – A Boston woman has seen the situation in Western Kenya firsthand, and says it is dire. Michaela Ledesma, who works at the Mercy Corps offices in Cambridge, has just returned from the East African nation. In late December, Kenya's incumbent president was reelected in a controversia

Boston, MA – With hunger on the rise in the state, food banks are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping for a big jump in holiday donations. The latest census figures show 450,000 people in the Bay State lack adequate food, and proportionately, children have the highest need. Catherine D'Ama

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