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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Public News Service - MN: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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

Minneapolis, MN – People are hungry now and public food supplies must be increased immediately. That's the view of a Minnesota activist on poverty and hunger concerns, who says that, while state efforts to end poverty by the year 2020 are all very well, there are more immediate needs which mu

Minneapolis, MN – Food shelves across Minnesota report more people than ever are coming through their doors. While the rate of increase isn't skyrocketing as it has in previous years, they expect to set another usage record this year. Even though it's starting to level off, and that's good ne

St. Paul, MN – A Minnesota nonprofit group has set up a service that offers information about programs and services many families may be eligible for, but don't know about. Children's Defense Fund spokesman Mark Kimball says it covers things like childcare, energy assistance, health needs and

Lyons, NE – The Senate starts work today on a new, multi-billion dollar Farm Bill. Dan Owens with the Center for Rural Affairs believes one priority for Minnesota and the Midwest is changing the current policy of providing subsidies to the largest farm operations. He says that could be a hot i

St. Paul, MN – With the start of regular deer-hunting season Saturday, hunters this year have the opportunity to both enjoy the sport and feed the hungry. A new law encourages donations of deer carcasses to food shelves. State Representative Rick Hanson from South Saint Paul sponsored the bill

Minneapolis, MN – A coalition of Minnesota agriculture groups wants the new U.S. Farm Bill, now being hammered out in Congress, to better encourage competition. Spokesman Dennis Olson, senior policy analyst for the Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says current polici

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is asking Americans to spend the next week living on a food budget of a dollar a meal (or $21 in all) the average food stamp benefit, all to focus more attention on hunger. He says the idea is to help people understand what it's like to be poo

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