yoav potash http://kalw.org en Documenting the "Food Stamp Challenge" http://kalw.org/post/documenting-food-stamp-challenge <p>As the number of Americans receiving food stamps increases &ndash; it has now reached an all time high of more than 21 and a half million households &ndash; an ongoing debate over whether the system is working has emerged.</p><p>Last fall, over a dozen members of Congress took the &ldquo;Food Stamp Challenge&rdquo; to see what it was like to live solely on a food stamp budget for a week. Bay Area representatives Barbara Lee of Oakland and Jackie Speier of San Mateo both participated. Congresswoman Lee had to live on four dollars and fifty cents a day.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 21:42:18 +0000 Hana Baba 11466 at http://kalw.org Documenting the "Food Stamp Challenge" Today on Your Call: What's in store for the future of the food stamp program? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-whats-store-future-food-stamp-program <p>On today&rsquo;s Your Call, we&rsquo;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&rsquo;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&rsquo;s Your Call with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p>Yoav Potash, an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and social justice advocate</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 07:00:43 +0000 Matt Martin 11285 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What's in store for the future of the food stamp program? Today on Your Call: How will prison reform in California affect women? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-will-prison-reform-california-affect-women <p>On today&#39;s Your Call, we&rsquo;ll talk to the creator of the documentary &quot;Crime After Crime.&quot; The film shows one woman&rsquo;s journey through a broken criminal justice system.&nbsp; Women today are incarcerated at 11 times the rate they were in 1977. &nbsp;What kind of policy reform could change this trend?&nbsp;How do poverty, abuse, and drugs factor into the imprisonment of women?&nbsp;Join us at 10 or email&nbsp;<a href="http://us.mc57.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=feedback@yourcallradio.org"><span style="text-decoration: underline">feedback@yourcallradio.org</span></a>. Thu, 17 May 2012 07:03:27 +0000 Ali Budner 10766 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How will prison reform in California affect women?