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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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