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The Evolution Of Food Politics

Steve Scher
01/20/2012 at 9:00 a.m.

Snow Update: Snow was the big news of the week. Lives slowed down. Transportation was difficult. Power was spotty. Are we finished with cold snowy weather, or is there more to come next week? We'll find out from climatologist Nick Bond.

Drying Out In Wet Houses: A new study finds that when homeless heavy drinkers move into housing projects that allow alcohol, they cut back on their drinking significantly. We talk to the study's lead author.

The Evolution Of Food Politics: Food politics are evolving from broad theories to on–the–ground tactics. How can groups work together to bring better, more affordable food into poorer neighborhoods as well as affluent areas?

South Carolina Politics: Communications professor David Domke joins us from South Carolina with a review of the final Republican debate. How is the primary looking now? Who are South Carolina voters leaning toward? How has race become part of the discussion?


Nick Bond is the Washington state climatologist and works at the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean. He joins us with a weather outlook for the rest of the day and the week.

Susan Collins is a professor at the Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illness and Medically Vulnerable Populations. That's a division of the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Harborview Medical Center.

Eric Holt–Gimenez is working to bring various food movements together. He is the editor of the new book, "Food Movements Unite! Strategies to transform our food systems." Eric Holt–Gimenez is the executive director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy.

David Domke is chair of the Communication Department at the University of Washington. He studies the relationships among US politics, journalism and public opinion, with particular interests in racial, religious and nationalistic communications.

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