yoav potash

2:42pm

Thu May 31, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Documenting the "Food Stamp Challenge"

As the number of Americans receiving food stamps increases – it has now reached an all time high of more than 21 and a half million households – an ongoing debate over whether the system is working has emerged.

Last fall, over a dozen members of Congress took the “Food Stamp Challenge” 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.

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12:00am

Tue May 29, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

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

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

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12:03am

Thu May 17, 2012
Crime After Crime

Today on Your Call: How will prison reform in California affect women?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk to the creator of the documentary "Crime After Crime." The film shows one woman’s journey through a broken criminal justice system.  Women today are incarcerated at 11 times the rate they were in 1977.  What kind of policy reform could change this trend? How do poverty, abuse, and drugs factor into the imprisonment of women? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How will realignment affect women prisoners?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

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