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

Jan 4, 2018

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.