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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - MO: Children's

Some Missouri school districts are offering grab-and-go lunches to students while classes are out. (AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The coronavirus may have shut down schools in Missouri, but it's not stopping efforts to ensure kids have access to nutritious foods during the day. According to Missouri Kids Count data, roughly 17% of Missouri children are food insecure, meaning they are unsure where their

Invitations to respond to the 2020 U.S. census are being mailed this week. (AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, Missourians are being reminded about an important civic duty. Households now are receiving 2020 census invitations in the mail, but responses also can be completed online or by phone. Missouri receives roughly $16 billion in federa

Some 10% of Missouri children younger than age 5 live in census tracts deemed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The 2020 census kicks off in about two months, and there's a lot on the line for some of Missouri's most vulnerable residents -- especially children. The results of the count will determine Missouri's allocation of federal funds over the next decade. Children younger than 18

Missouri business leaders are helping to raise awareness about youth homelessness by sleeping outside. (Covenant House Missouri)

ST. LOUIS – Instead of heading to the comfort of home after a day at the office, dozens of Missouri business leaders are gearing up for a cold night outside. Covenant House Missouri is hosting its annual Sleep Out: Executive Edition in St. Louis to raise money for services that provide safet

Without health insurance, some Missouri kids only access medical care in the event of an emergency. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri is among states experiencing a serious erosion in children's health coverage, according to a new report. The findings, released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, indicated there were 12,000 more uninsured Missouri kids in 2018 than i

Kansas City has one of the largest after-school chess programs in the country, attracting students of all ages. (venturaartist/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The game of chess dates back to the sixth century, and Kansas City schools are capitalizing on that staying power to get children involved in playing a game known to enhance students' self-confidence, thinking skills and academic achievement. More than 40 schools in the Ka

An analysis of the share of federal spending on things such as education and child-abuse prevention shows a 10% decline since fiscal year 2015. (Brian A. Jackson/iStockphoto)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new report shows the share of federal spending on children was at an all-time low in fiscal year 2019. The 13th annual Children's Budget Book, released today, finds the share of spending on children - at 7.21% - is down 10% in the past four years. Bruce Lesley is pres

Young farmers, age 35 years or less, make up 10% of Missouri farmers while about 25% of farmers were considered new and beginning farmers, with 10 years or less of experience. (pewtrusts.org)

POTOSI, Mo. – The Washington County Home Grown Tour and Field Dinner will draw a community together in Missouri this weekend, and two students planning a future in agriculture will benefit. The event allows people to see the variety of family farming opportunities available in Washington Cou

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