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Today on Your Call: What's in store for the future of the food stamp program?

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On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the new documentary Food Stamped. One out of eight Americans are on food stamps. There are 2.6 million in California . That’s more than ever. The average allotment is about a $1.20 a meal. Americans support doubling food stamp benefits. Is it possible to get enough food on a dollar a meal? What will it take to reverse this trend? It’s Your Call with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Yoav Potash, an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and social justice advocate

Shira Potash, a certified nutrition educator and project manager for Kaiser Permanente’s national employee wellness program, Healthy Workforce. In her private nutrition practice, Sprouts Nutrition, Shira works one-on-one with clients of all ages to guide them towards optimum health. 

Web Resources:

Screening, Thursday May 31, 7pm: Ninth Street Independent Film Center

Food Stamped: a documentary film by Shira Potash and Yoav Potash

AP: Farmers markets getting money to take food stamps

Robert Reich, CSM: Obama is no 'food stamp president'

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.