Host Emily Young interviews Joel Berg, author of "All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?"
In his new book Joel Berg looks at the growing number of people who are hungry in America. He takes to task politicians who remain inactive; the media, which ignores hunger except during holidays and hurricanes; and the food industry, which makes fattening, artery-clogging fast food more accessible to the nation’s poor than healthy fare. He even chides organic food gurus such as Michael Pollan and Alice Waters for saying that the recent increase in food costs is a positive development, an assertion Berg deems to be class biased.
And in the second half of the show, we talk with people on the street about the value of art and arts funding with a special feature by Frank Reynolds. To find out more about arts funding crisis in the Portland tri-counties visit RACC.org and TheArtsCan.org
Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews London based Journalist, Author and Human Rights activist Andy Worthington. He has released the most comprehensive list of all of the men who have been locked in Guantanamo. How they were picked up, what they were accused of, if they have been released and what's happening to them now. They also discuss the treatment of Guantanamo prisoners under the Obama Administration.