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Connections: What's going on with food access in American cities?

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There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about food deserts, and now so-called food swamps, and what's really going on with food access in America's cities. That's been a strong focus of Foodlink, whose chief program officer was just sworn in as one of Rochester's new members of City Council.

We discuss how to make good food available for more people -- what works, what doesn't, from corner stores to SNAP to the farm bill. Our guests:

  • Mitch Gruber, chief program officer for Foodlink and member of Rochester City Council
  • Julia Tedesco, executive director for Foodlink

*Note: You can read the Atlantic Monthly article mentioned during the show here.

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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