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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - PA: Community Issues and Volunteering

A new report on hunger in the Philadelphia area finds that emergency food providers are challenged to keep up with the growing demand. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

PHILADELPHIA - Over the past year in Philadelphia one in four people faced times when he or she did not know where to find a next meal. Tom Mahon, communications manager with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, says that's one of the findings from the organization's survey of the re

PHOTO: Hunters and anglers in Pennsylvania are nearly unanimous in their support for a controversial EPA's clean water policy, according to a new poll. Pennsylvania stream photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

CARLISLE, Pa. – A poll of national and Pennsylvania hunters and anglers has found overwhelming support, even among self-described conservatives, for a controversial EPA clean water policy. Commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the survey found support for an EPA plan to ap

PHOTO: About one in five Pennsylvania children who qualify for free or low-cost school meals also takes part in summer feeding programs, according to a new report. Photo courtesy of the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - More low-income children are in feeding programs over the summer, but about 80 percent of those who qualify in Pennsylvania are not. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center found about 200,000 more low-income American children were in the programs in 2014 than in 201

PHOTO: AARP says more should be done to recognize and support unpaid family caregivers. Photo courtesy of AARP.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - November is National Family Caregivers Month. More than 2.5 million Pennsylvanians care for aging or ill parents or spouses at home. For many, this means the family can stay together instead of being separated, with one of them in a costly and often distant institution. Estimates

PHOTO: A network of community gardens in Pennsylvania will provide nutritious fruits and vegetables to low income residents. Photo courtesy of wikimediacommons.

PHILADELPHIA – With the arrival of spring, a network of community gardens in Pennsylvania is prepping for another growing season, and for providing fresh, locally grown produce to low-income individuals and residents. The Cultivating Communities Campaign (CCC) has been producing a healthy ha

PHOTO: The Hunger Run and Walk is sponsored by Stroehmann and kicks off Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

PHILADELPHIA - There's putting your foot in your mouth, and then there's using your feet to put food in the mouths of those who need it. The Walk and Run Against Hunger happens Saturday in Philadelphia, and proceeds will help fund more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and hunger relief agencie

PHILADELPHIA - A new report says Pennsylvania is benefiting in a big way from the work of organizations that are not-for-profit. Over the past several years, advocacy by 13 such groups has brought the state more than $3 billion in benefits for low-wage workers, public schools and affordable housing.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Philadelphia is the next stop on the national "America's Great Outdoors" initiative. This Obama administration project gathers input and lets people swap ideas locally about which natural resources are important to their state, and what can be done to help connect people to natur

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