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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - NC: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: Children at the Carrboro Farmer's Market. Courtesy of Kelley Breeze

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A program that unites small North Carolina farmers with people in need of healthy food is receiving almost $500,000 to boost its efforts. The Farmer Foodshare program serves communities in six central North Carolina counties. The volunteer-based program connects farmers with peo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A nationwide effort to give a boost to the nation's food banks is converging in Charlotte during Race Week in May. The AARP Foundation's Drive to End Hunger campaign is coordinating an effort to package and donate one million meals to the hungry in this state, and they need volunte

GOLDSBORO, N.C. - More than 500,000 North Carolina children are living in poverty, and more than half of them are living in extreme poverty, according to the Children's Defense Fund, as their parents struggle to overcome job loss and debt. Patricia Colon, the president of the North Carolina Head S

RALEIGH, N.C. - Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It's a question that may never be answered, but animal-rights organizations are asking that the chickens come first when it comes to egg production. With egg cartons now bearing descriptors like "natural eggs," "animal friendly" and "cage-f

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Nipping the problem of childhood obesity in the bud, by targeting children aged from birth to five years: That's the strategy of Shape NC: Healthy Starts for Young Children. The program began last year and is now expanding to 10 more communities in North Carolina, a state that has t

RALEIGH, N.C. - Thousands of North Carolina seniors face food hardship, according to a new report. One in 11 Americans age 50 and older are at risk for hunger, the AARP study says, up 79 percent in the last 10 years. Programs are available to help seniors afford food, and AARP is sponsoring a "Dri

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina is among the nation's worst states when it comes to a family's ability to put food on the table, according to a new report. The report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) ranked North Carolina 11th worst, with 28.5 percent of families with children s

DURHAM, N.C. - "Where's the beef?" has a whole new meaning in the restaurant world, as more establishments work to offer vegetarian options to consumers. This month, the Durham County Commission proclaimed "Meatless Mondays" to encourage residents to explore plant-based menu options once a week. The

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