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Connections: Discussing the proposed changes to the SNAP program

Feb 15, 2018

President Trump wants to reduce funding for food stamp programs and change the way the SNAP program works. Critics have called it the "Blue Apron of food stamps," arguing that people in poverty deserve choice, and can't always accommodate specific food preparation needs. The White House, and Republicans in Congress like Tom Reed, point to the need to crack down on fraud and waste.

We explore his proposal and hear from people in the food access movement. Our guests: