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WNYC News

How the Farm Bill Will Affect New Yorkers

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

After two years of delays, Congress is poised to vote on a nearly 1,000-page Farm Bill this week. The bill, which must be renewed every five years, would restore cuts to farm and nutrition programs, while slashing nearly $9 billion from food stamps over 10 years.

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WNYC News

More Food Stamp Cuts Could Be On the Way

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A push to eliminate the so-called 'heat-and-eat' loophole could further reduce food stamp benefits.

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The Takeaway

South Dakota Pleads for Farm Bill Extension

Friday, December 13, 2013

In October, an early blizzard killed tens of thousands of cattle in South Dakota and Nebraska. Ordinarily after this kind of turmoil farmers can expect disaster relief funding through the Farm Bill—but this year that relief is in limbo. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the importance of the Farm Bill is Gary Cammack, a South Dakota Republican state representative and a rancher who lost more than 100 of his own cows and calves in the storm. 

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The Takeaway

Seeking the Gift of Kindness in the Wake of Sandy Hook | The Speaker of the House is Fed Up | Kim Jong Un Executes Uncle, Nation's Defacto No. 2

Friday, December 13, 2013

Kim Jong Un Executes Uncle, Nation's Defacto No. 2 | After Sandy Hook, Elementary Schools Prioritize Safety | Gun Sales on the Rise a Year After Newtown | New Movie Releases: 'Saving Mister Banks' and 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' | South Dakota Pleads for Farm Bill Extension | ...

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WNYC News

Food Stamp Cuts Affect 1 in 5 New Yorkers, Including Some You Wouldn't Expect

Thursday, November 07, 2013

In New York City, 1.8 million people use food stamp, including 24-year-old Yale graduate Hugo Martinez Bernardino. Bernardino, along with one in five New Yorkers, saw food stamp benefits go down last week. Now a debate in Washington is underway about whether to implement larger cuts.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: The Farm Bill

Friday, October 04, 2013

Ron Nixon, New York Times reporter, talks about the Farm Bill—what it means for farmers, how it shapes food and nutrition policy in this country, and why it’s taken so long to pass and updated bill.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: DC Reacts to the Zimmerman Trial

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bob Cusack, Managing Editor for The Hill, talks about how Washington, DC is reacting to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, from President Obama's comments to the Justice Department's decision to re-open the option of a civil hate crimes case.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Zimmerman Verdict; History of Spam; Five Pillars of Islam

Monday, July 15, 2013

The George Zimmerman "not guilty" verdict continues to reverberate, from the court in Sanford, FL to the streets of NYC. We discuss the decision and what comes next. Bob Cusack of The Hill and Patricia Williams of The Nation help guide the conversation. And, Five Pillars of Islam week on the show; the future of publishing and e-books; and the history of Internet spam.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Snowden, Surveillance, and Border Security

Monday, June 24, 2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong and is reportedly headed for asylum in Ecuador (via Cuba). Meanwhile, the conversation over the impact of the surveillance tactics employed by the US government continues, including a heated exchange over the role of journalists on Meet the Press yesterday (see video below). Plus: an immigration bill is expected to be voted on in the Senate this week, but the arguing over border security provisions may hold up its passage or stall it in the House. Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, discusses the latest news out of Washington.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics Roundup; Library Resources; Inside Counterterrorism

Monday, June 24, 2013

Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, rounds up the political news from Washington, including immigration reform and the Farm Bill. Plus: your local library may have more resources than you thought for both job hunters and entrepreneurs; Philip Mudd, formerly of the CIA and FBI and now research fellow at the New America Foundation, talks about how federal agencies worked together on counterterrorism over the last decade; and the Supreme Court is nearing its deadline to decide major cases – we’ll open the phones to get your analysis and reaction.  

The Takeaway

Farm Bill Killed by Bipartisan Opposition in the House

Friday, June 21, 2013

Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives rejected all $940 billion dollars worth of the farm bill. Democrats opposed the bill because it cut food stamps for low-income families by $20.5 billion over a decade. On the other hand, Republicans were upset that the bill didn't cut enough. The result was 195 yeas and 234 nays. The Takeaway’s Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich reports on the surprising defeat from Washington D.C.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Farm Bill Cliff

Monday, November 26, 2012

Philip Brasher, Agriculture and Food Editor at CQ Roll Call, discusses another significant deadline for Congress on December 31st - passing a farm bill that also effects food stamp recipients.

 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: In Iowa, Campaigns Tailor Messages for Swing Voters

Monday, September 10, 2012

Now that the conventions are over, both campaigns will pivot to the swing states where they still need to make the case to crucial undecided voters. In my home state of Iowa, the campaigns are turning up the heat over every eligible pocket of the state.

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It's A Free Country ®

Farm Bill and Drought Mean Campaigns Woo Heartland Hard

Monday, August 20, 2012

Political scientists and agricultural economist say this is the most attention they’ve seen farmers get in decades.

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The Takeaway

A Look Back at This Week in Politics

Friday, August 03, 2012

Congress wraps up its session today before its members go home for a summer recess. Lawmakers have been furiously scrambling through legislation, trying to push through bills before the break, and trying to push themselves into better political standing heading into elections.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Citizen’s Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill

Friday, May 04, 2012

Daniel Imhoff talks about the Farm Bill, an economic and policy engine that drives the nation’s food and farming system and provides nutritional assistance to tens of millions of Americans. In Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill, Imhoff offers a resource to deconstruct this complex bill, and he urges people to vote with their forks.

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