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PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 


Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - ND: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

BISMARCK, N.D. - These days many North Dakotans have questions about nutrition, like what does trans-fat mean? How much sodium is required daily? Every food item on the grocery store shelf has a nutrition label, but making sense of the information on that label isn't always so simple. However, t

BISMARCK, N.D. - With about a quarter of North Dakota's children ages 10 to 17 overweight, getting a nutritious school meal is critical. Two-thirds of school children get about one-third of their total calories from a lunch through the National School Lunch Program, and that food travels on average

BISMARCK, N.D. - There's more money and awareness now than ever to help farmers who want to sell their own products directly to consumers, with $5 million available through the USDA's Farmers Market Promotion Program. Robert Carlson, the president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, says the grant m

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The big United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is moving into its final phase as it prepares to wind up at the end of this week. Among those taking part is North Dakota Farmers Union president Robert Carlson, who is there representing the International Federation of

LYONS, Neb. - The rural lifestyle in North Dakota is not as healthy as some think. More and more rural people are overweight from not eating right or exercising enough. Jon Bailey authored a study of rural health for the Center for Rural Affairs. He says the Obama health care reform plan holds som

Jamestown, ND - Even experts from the USDA have trouble explaining a new program included in the national farm bill that allows farmers and ranchers to better manage their financial risk, but they'll be giving it a go at three meetings in the state. Mark Watne with the North Dakota Farmers Union is

Fargo, ND – North Dakota farmers and ranchers have fared better than most during this economic downturn, so they are giving back to the community by shoring up local food banks with Wednesday's "Sharing the Harvest" event across the state. Amber Hill with the North Dakota Farmers Union says t

Washington D.C. – The latest estimate is that North Dakota's share of the recently-approved federal economic stimulus bill is 500 million dollars, but one of the hidden benefits will be the state's share in roughly 142 billion dollars set aside nationally for children's programs. Barb Tenges

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