PNS Daily Newscast - June 1, 2020 

Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

2020Talks - June 1, 2020 

Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - MN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Moorhead, MN - When it comes to ending poverty in Minnesota by the year 2020, a state commission is hard at work - and, according to one of its members, making some headway. State Representative Morrie Lanning is among 20 people on the state's Commission to End Poverty, a group that has five months

St. Paul, MN – Too many people in Minnesota are going hungry, and hundreds of people are expected to turn out for a "Voice of Hunger" rally this afternoon in St. Paul. The keynote speaker will be former South Dakota Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern. Organizer Colleen Moriart

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota communities are being encouraged to generate and keep their local homegrown wealth. Minnesota economic consultant Ken Meter is touring the state this week, telling people the way to do it is to spark local development in rural and urban areas. He says a lot of Minne

Minneapolis, MN – Out of school means out of luck for thousands of kids who get free or reduced-price meals at school during nine months of the year. A federal program designed to bridge the summer vacation gap between semesters does exist, but the state doesn't take sufficient advantage of it

St. Paul, MN – For those wishing to dine close to home, state officials say they have the ideal menu. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has released its yearly "Minnesota Grown Directory," which lists 700 producers who sell directly to the public. Department spokesman Mike Schommer says

Minneapolis, MN – It's not every day that hospitals are congratulated for serving good food. Several Minnesota healthcare facilities are among 127 listed in a new, national report that identifies hospitals focusing on better ways to use food to promote health. Marie Kulick, of the coalition He

St. Paul, MN – The long-awaited national farm bill is scheduled for a final vote in Congress today. The $300 billion measure covers a lot of ground, but most of the spending goes for food and nutrition programs. Colleen Moriarty with Hunger Solutions Minnesota says those programs are critica

St. Paul, MN – The long-delayed U.S. Farm Bill is finally "cropping up," with final votes expected in Congress this week. While no one likes everything about the $300 billion plan, most agriculture groups have decided they can live with it. Adam Warthesen with the Land Stewardship Project says

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