PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2020 

Four Minneapolis police officers fired following the death of a black man; and a federal lawsuit claims New Yorkers with disabilities excluded from expanded absentee ballot plan.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 

Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Public News Service - MN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

Minneapolis, MN – The results are in on Minnesota's annual March food drive, the biggest in the state, and they show that it went over its goal. Julie Schanzenbach Canham, spokeswoman with Minnesota FoodShare, says that's a relief. "Our final total was 9.1 million pounds and dollars combined

St. Paul, MN – State lawmakers are considering emergency funding for Minnesota's food shelves, which number more than 300. The proposal would allocate just over $600,000 on a one-time basis. House bill author John Benson says that, while that's only about $5,000 per shelf, it will go a long wa

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota's month-long March Food Drive is entering its home stretch, and organizers are hoping for a big push during the final week. Spokeswoman Sue Kainz says the goal is to raise a combination $9 million in cash and pounds of food combined to help stock hundreds of local f

Minneapolis, MN – As the pressure of hunger continues, Minnesota's 26th annual March food drive gets underway this weekend. The goal is to boost supplies at more than 300 food shelves across the state. Campaign coordinator Sue Kainz with Minnesota Food Share says this year's effort is critic

Minneapolis, MN – Use of food shelves across Minnesota is "exploding," according to an advocate for the hungry who has just toured the state to get an update on use and trends in the public food supplies. Sue Kainz, spokeswoman with Minnesota Foodshare, is just back from a two-week trip meeti

St. Paul, MN – A new study finds Minnesota isn't making good enough use of the national School Breakfast Program, even though starting the day off with a good, healthy breakfast helps kids learn. Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, says the breakfast program wor

Duluth, MN – A nationwide effort is underway with one item on the agenda - ending poverty. It's being driven by the Community Action Partnership, and Stan Kaitfors, the group's Minnesota spokesman, says it's designed to raise awareness about the extent of economic need, and to get local commun

Minneapolis, MN – A Minnesota children's hospital has become the first kids' hospital in the country to take what's called the "Healthy Food Pledge." Dr. David Wallinga is organizing the drive in Minnesota. He says it's aimed at improving health and keeping down healthcare costs. "The pledge

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