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11/14/11: Life on a Food Stamp Budget

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Monday, we're talking about poverty in America and the reality for people coping with food hardship. According to the most recent statistics from the Census Bureau, more than 49 million Americans are living below the poverty line, and those who rely on food stamp assistance get $4 per person per day to feed their families. We'll look at what that money puts on the table and ask how the face of poverty has changed throughout our nation's history.

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.