The Callie Crossley Show 8/18/10
Food Stamp Pillaging: Last week President Obama signed into law 26 Billion dollar bill to fund Medicaid and pay-for-teachers. The legislation draws from money allotted for the Supplimental Nutricition Assistance Program, commonly known as Food Stamps. With more and more people relying on government help to put food on the table, is this the only way? We'll discuss with Joshua Green, the senior editor for the Atlantic Monthly, who wrote a recent column for the Boston Globe, "The Raid On Food Stamps"; and Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA).
Thinking Out Loud: In our first installment of a new regular feature that profiles new voices and opinions, we're joined by Taisha Sturdivant. She's a student at Brandeis University turned guest columnist for the Boston Globe, whose essays draw upon her childhood in Roxbury and Dorchester, her exposure to youth violence, her experience moving between different worlds, and much more.