WBEZ | Farm Bill http://www.wbez.org/tags/farm-bill Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Overhaul seeks to revitalize Cook County Forest Preserves http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-02-05/morning-shift-overhaul-seeks-revitalize-cook-county <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Cover Photo Courtesy of Bob Callebert and Forest Preserve District of Cook County.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We learn about the proposed conservation overhaul of the Cook County Forest Preserves. Also, the acoustic Americana sounds of Kory Quinn.</p><div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-overhaul-seeks-to-revitalize-cook-co/embed?header=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-overhaul-seeks-to-revitalize-cook-co.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-overhaul-seeks-to-revitalize-cook-co" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Overhaul seeks to revitalize Cook County Forest Preserves" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-02-05/morning-shift-overhaul-seeks-revitalize-cook-county Morning Shift: The Aldi revolution http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-12-17/morning-shift-aldi-revolution-109388 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Aldi Flickr Holcombe of Hidalgo.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago&#39;s grocery store landscape is changing with the closure of all Dominick&#39;s stores. We look at how the no-frills atmosphere of Aldi is finding new customers in Chicago. Also, we hear from a legal experts who&#39;s protesting a part of the Farm Bill. (Photo: Flickr/scrappy)</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-the-aldi-evolution/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-the-aldi-evolution.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-the-aldi-evolution" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: The Aldi revolution" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:33:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-12-17/morning-shift-aldi-revolution-109388 Morning Shift: Has the small screen surpassed the silver screen? http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-12-10/morning-shift-has-small-screen-surpassed-silver <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/movie theater Flickr JanneM.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>With the rise of popular, critically-acclaimed television shows, has TV eclipsed film in terms of quality? Chicago Sun-Times TV critic Lori Rackl and Filmspotting co-host Adam Kempenaar join us to debate which is the superior form of entertainment. (Photo: Flickr/JanneM)</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-has-the-small-screen-surpassed-the-s/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-has-the-small-screen-surpassed-the-s.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-has-the-small-screen-surpassed-the-s" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Has the small screen surpassed the silver screen? " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:37:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-12-10/morning-shift-has-small-screen-surpassed-silver Deal will prevent spike in milk prices http://www.wbez.org/news/deal-will-prevent-spike-milk-prices-104656 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/milk_bluewaikiki.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Portions of the federal farm bill were extended through September as part of the fiscal cliff deal Congress and the President just reached.</p><p>That means consumers can breathe a sigh of relief because milk prices won&rsquo;t double this year after all: The extension includes language to keep milk prices from rising.</p><p>But some Illinois farmers are not so happy. The deal excludes other provisions like energy and disaster aid for farmers.</p><p>&ldquo;What&rsquo;s lost is an opportunity to fine-tune farm programs so they work well for both farmers and taxpayers,&rdquo; said Adam Nielsen, who&rsquo;s Director of National Legislation and Policy Development at the Illinois Farm Bureau.</p><p>Nielsen said a different proposal that was in the U.S. House would have saved the country $35 billion over the next 10 years, while also helping Illinois farmers. That proposed bill would have curtailed farm subsidies, but improved crop insurance. Some Illinois farmers say that&rsquo;s more important, especially in light of Illinois&rsquo; recent drought.</p><p>Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, said she considers the slimmed-down extension of the expired farm bill to be &quot;Mitch McConnell&#39;s version of a farm bill.&quot; She said the Senate Republican leader from Kentucky forced bargainers to accept the version of the farm bill that appeared in the deal.</p><p>McConnell spokesman Michael Brumas responded: &quot;Sen. McConnell put forward a bipartisan, responsible solution that averted the dairy cliff and provided certainty to farmers for the next year without costing taxpayers a dime.&quot;</p><p>Just a day earlier, Stabenow said leaders from both parties on the House and Senate agriculture committees had agreed to extend the entire farm bill. Stabenow and House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., announced they had agreed on a last-minute move that would extend the whole bill and replace dairy programs that expired at midnight Tuesday. Expiration of those dairy programs would likely mean higher milk prices at the grocery store within just a few weeks.</p><p>But the House GOP had not endorsed that extension agreement. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated Sunday that extending the entire bill through September, including disaster assistance for farmers affected by drought, could cost more than $1 billion this budget year.</p><p>House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has pushed back on passage of a new five-year farm bill for months, saying there were not enough votes to bring it to the House floor after the House Agriculture Committee approved it in July. The Senate passed its version in June. The bill, generally passed every five years, includes food stamps, farm subsidies and other help for rural areas.</p><p>But the prospect of higher milk prices prompted some action. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said Americans faced the prospect of paying $7 for a gallon of milk if the current dairy program lapsed and the government returned to a 1948 formula for calculating milk price supports.</p><p>Extending the entire agriculture bill would include an overhaul of dairy programs, which was in both the Senate and House committee bills. Those programs included a voluntary insurance program for dairy producers, and those who chose that program also would have to participate in a market stabilization program that could dictate production cuts when oversupply drives down prices &mdash; which hasn&#39;t gone over well with Boehner.</p><p>In July, he called the existing dairy program &quot;Soviet-style&quot; and said the new program would make it even worse. Large food companies that process and use dairy products have backed Boehner, saying the program could limit milk supplies and increase their costs.</p><p>One of the reasons Boehner has balked at bringing up a farm bill is disagreement among House Republicans over how much money should be cut from food stamps, which make up roughly 80 percent of the half-trillion-dollar bill&#39;s cost over five years. Ag Chairman&nbsp; Lucas has unsuccessfully pushed his leadership for months to move on the legislation despite the disagreement over food aid.</p><p><em>Shannon Heffernan contributed to this report.</em></p></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:35:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/deal-will-prevent-spike-milk-prices-104656 The 2012 Farm Bill opens up for debate http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-09/2012-farm-bill-opens-debate-95388 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-09/farm3.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Once every five years, Congress negotiates a new version of the Farm Bill, which plays a defining role in how we eat. This single piece of legislation sets the agenda for five years of government spending on food, impacting everything from food assistance programs to school lunches, crop subsidies, organic farming and conservation. Farmers in the U.S. and around the world follow the bill with rapt attention, as U.S. subsidies are a make or break economic issue for many.</p><p><em>Worldview</em> discusses what might and might not make it into the 2012 legislation with <a href="http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty_bios/view/Marion_Nestle" target="_blank">Marion Nestle,</a> professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University. She writes the blog <em><a href="http://www.foodpolitics.com/" target="_blank">Food Politics</a></em>. Her upcoming book is <em>Why Calories Count: from Science to Politics</em>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:24:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-09/2012-farm-bill-opens-debate-95388 Worldview 1.9.12 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-1912 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-january/2012-01-09/corn1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The 2012 Farm Bill has now opened up for debate by Congress after the bi-partisan super committee failed to reach an agreement on how to make allocated cuts to reduce the federal budget deficit. The Farm Bill began as legislation to protect farmers against risks such as drought. But over the years, it's come to encompass programs that range from school lunch to organic food production. <em>Worldview</em> talks to <a href="http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty_bios/view/Marion_Nestle" target="_blank">Marion Nestle</a>, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University, about what some of the changes we could see in this year's bill. And, France has long been a country with a reputation for some of the best food in the world. But some say that's all changing. The BBC's Robyn Bresnahan&nbsp;reports on the battle between the old and new in French cuisine.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:46:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-1912 Illinois farmers have much at stake in Farm Bill http://www.wbez.org/story/illinois-farmers-have-much-stake-farm-bill-94952 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-December/2011-12-15/6060144973_6abe79e947.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The year 2012 will be an important one for farmers in Illinois and the rest of the country, as Congress hammers out the latest Farm Bill.</p><p>The Farm Bill covers everything from crop insurance to programs that help farmers limit pesticide use. No surprise – lawmakers this time around will be looking to cut.</p><p>Adam Nielsen of the Illinois Farm Bureau says direct payments to farmers are probably history. Those are subsidies the government paid to farmers even in times of high commodity prices like now.</p><p>"There was an enormous target on them and it was the desire of a lot of policymakers out here in Washington to eliminate them," Nielsen said.</p><p>But that’s not the only thing likely to get slashed. Wes King is with the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, which promotes sustainable agriculture.</p><p>"Conservation programs are going to take a huge hit," King said.</p><p>But King says he’s hopeful the new Farm Bill will offer more support to organic farmers as Congress starts to take the sustainable food movement seriously.</p></p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/illinois-farmers-have-much-stake-farm-bill-94952 Agriculture funding bill passes House, odd amendments and all http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-06-17/agriculture-funding-bill-passes-house-odd-amendments-and-all-87990 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/npr_story/photo/2011-June/2011-06-17/salmon1_custom.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>What do genetically engineered salmon, school lunch standards, and a controversial abortion pill have in common? They're all part of the House <a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.2112:">agriculture appropriations bill</a> that passed Thursday by a vote of 217 to 203.</p><p>The ag spending bill that keeps the country's farm and food programs rolling is often a magnet for specialized amendments, and this year it offers a peek into brewing battles over the federal deficit.</p><p>As part of their pledge to reign in spending, House GOP leaders worked hard to keep the cost of the bill down — too far down — say Democrats.</p><p></p><p>"As the Congress continues the battle to lower spending, cut waste and create jobs, this bill represents a reduction of 13.4 percent in discretionary funding and makes the tough choices necessary to reduce spending while keeping our bill's basic missions of food production, food and drug safety, rural development and nutrition programs intact," said Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Jack Kingston of Georgia.</p><p>Democrats, who lost in their efforts to restore some of the funding during the course of the three-day debate, disagree.</p><p>A big Democratic complaint is that the bill cuts more than $650 million from the <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/">Women, Infants and Children</a> nutrition program, which usually enjoys broad bipartisan support. About half the babies born in this country are eligible, and up to 350,000 people could be <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/06/14/137176147/house-debates-funding-cuts-for-food-safety-nutrition-programs?ps=sh_sthdl">turned away</a> if the cuts are sustained.</p><p>The House bill also makes significant cuts to government food safety programs at a time when <em>E. coli</em> outbreaks are a <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/06/14/137103265/more-burger-tests-good-for-health-but-too-costly">rising concern</a> and salmonella is getting worse.</p><p>However, farm subsidies did not appear to be a place where the House thought it should <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/15/republicans-food-aid-women-farm-subsidies_n_877265.html">cut back</a>. For example, it rejected efforts by Arizona Republican <a href="http://flake.house.gov/">Jeff Flake</a> to cut farm subsidies for people earning more than $250,000 a year.</p><p>The bill effectively guts the USDA's new school lunch nutrition standards by sending the department back to the drawing board to re-write the rules. That means the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/12/02/131761469/house-passes-bill-to-upgrade-school-lunches">6-cents-per-lunch increase</a> schools that comply with the new standards were expecting may evaporate.</p><p>"For millions of children, the meals they eat at school serve as a nutritional safety net — denying these children healthy options at school is just another example of House Republicans choosing to prioritize oil companies and big business instead of the children who need our help the most," said House Education and Workforce ranking Democrat George Miller of California after the House vote.</p><p>The bill also contains some surprise amendments, like the one that prevents the Food and Drug Administration from approving <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/09/21/130015372/a-fishy-question-about-genetically-engineered-salmon">genetically engineered salmon</a> and the one blocking any funds from being used for mifepristone, commonly known as the abortion pill, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18195345">RU-486</a>.</p><p>But the House bill is not the final word. The Senate still has to write its version, and that process is at least several weeks away, congressional aides say. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. </p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 08:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-06-17/agriculture-funding-bill-passes-house-odd-amendments-and-all-87990 Federal food stamp program fails some low-income Chicagoans http://www.wbez.org/story/audio-engineering/federal-food-stamp-program-fails-some-low-income-chicagoans <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/001.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Illinois uses $2 billion of the federal food stamp program.That translates into a lot of assistance for food, but it doesn&rsquo;t always translate into assistance for healthy food. Parts of Chicago are food deserts &ndash; places where there&rsquo;re few grocery stores with fresh produce and meat. Often, low-income families who rely on food stamps shop at liquor stores, gas stations and dollar stores. A WBEZ investigation found that these retailers make up 30 percent of the food stamp providers in Chicago.These places offer more junk food than fresh food, but the federal government still gives these stores the green light to accept food stamps.&nbsp;</p><p>Caroline Ellis is at Citgo buying gas &hellip; and snacks.</p><div><em>ambi: I want five on one first and I want this on Link.</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Ellis uses her Link Card, or food stamps, to buy two cans of pop and two bags of chips.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Besides a few bananas near the cash register, there&rsquo;s not much healthy food here. After all, it is a gas station.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>As Ellis pumps gas outside, she explains Citgo is not where she grocery shops.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>ELLIS: See, I have a vehicle. A lot of people don&rsquo;t have vehicles so they not able to get around and they forced to buy this stuff. I can ride past Western on Cicero to get me some fresh fruit, vegetables or whatever I need. I don&rsquo;t buy fruits and vegetables and things like that at a gas station.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Ellis is in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago&rsquo;s South Side. She travels several miles just to shop for fresh groceries.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>That&rsquo;s because she lives in a food desert &ndash; a community lacking healthy food or mainstream grocery stores. More than half a million Chicagoans live in such food deserts. The areas tend to be low-income and minority.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>There are more than 2200 authorized food stamp retailers in Chicago. WBEZ found that 14 percent are gas stations or liquor stores.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Another 15 percent are pharmacies and dollar stores.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>ambi: One Stop Store describing: You see garlic because people like garlic. Lemons, because people like lemons. Green apples&hellip;but you can&rsquo;t put that much out there.</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Michael H. works at One-Stop on 73rd and Racine. It&rsquo;s a cross between a dollar store and a corner store. An on-duty butcher cuts meat, but there are only four heads of cabbage, three withered lemons, sweet potatoes and a box of onions. On the other hand, One-Stop is heavy on potato chips and pop. Still, it&rsquo;s an authorized food stamp retailer.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Here are Michael&rsquo;s thoughts if the federal government ever gave the store a decree for more healthy food:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>MICHAEL: The thought is real good, but being such a small store&hellip;I would probably say this, I could add it, but I wouldn&rsquo;t have to keep it where I can store it, because people ain&rsquo;t gonna buy it.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>He adds, he&rsquo;d have to raise prices, too.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>I hear arguments like Michael&rsquo;s at a lot of gas stations and liquor stores I visit.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Over and over, they say it&rsquo;s too hard to keep fresh food &hellip; so they don&rsquo;t offer much.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>GALLAGHER: There are two problems with the USDA food stamp retailer program. One, the standards are too low. And two we&rsquo;re not in compliance with the low standards.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Mari Gallagher is a national food desert researcher based in Chicago.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>GALLAGHER: The food stamp program is in effect rewarding people who are not playing by the rules and generally these stores that are not playing by the rules are of a lower retail caliber. And they attract more of the same.</div> <div>The U.S. Department of Agriculture does have criteria for SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program&hellip;commonly known as food stamps.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>For one, tobacco and alcohol can&rsquo;t be bought.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Next, there must be at least three varieties of food in four staple food groups.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>They have to offer perishable foods in at least two of these categories: meat, poultry or fish; bread or cereal; vegetables or fruits and finally, dairy products.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>And last &hellip; More than half of the dollar amount of all things sold has to be from the sale of eligible staple foods.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>And, yep &hellip; that&rsquo;s supposed to include gas stations.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>But these rules aren&rsquo;t always followed at outlets that take food stamps.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>ambi of liquor store, bags rustling</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>At ER&amp;J Food and Liquor, owner Elias Abuelizam basically admits that he&rsquo;s not adhering to the standards. But when USDA officials visit him, they don&rsquo;t cite him.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>ABUELIZAM: I&rsquo;m a liquor store mostly. I got food and liquor. We sell liquor but food is slow these days but it&rsquo;s okay, it&rsquo;s not that much.</div> <div>Again, there&rsquo;re 2200 stores that accept food stamps in Chicago, but USDA officials say they haven&rsquo;t kicked out even one retailer in fiscal year 2010 for noncompliance.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Kevin Concannon is USDA&rsquo;s Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services. I ask him if the benchmarks are high enough.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>CONCANNON: I&rsquo;ve asked the question myself to be perfectly frank. It certainly bothers me when I see a sign, the preeminent sign in front of the store is liquor and then the store meets the criteria minimally to be able to process the SNAP program of food stamps.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Concannon says he hopes the 2012 Farm Bill will increase requirements around food stamp choices. His agency points to the growing inclusion of farmer&rsquo;s markets as a way to wipe out food deserts.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>He doesn&rsquo;t accept the rationalization store owners provide &ndash; again, that people just won&rsquo;t buy healthy food. Concannon says a different food program known as Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC, has worked.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s expanded food choices. More fruits, less fat. He says there&rsquo;s evidence that when a store offers WIC food &hellip; even people outside the program buy healthier items.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>The problem is &hellip; for now, current food stamp program requirements are still low.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>So in people in food deserts are literally hungry for produce.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>There are efforts to fill in the gap &hellip;.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>ambi of food pantry: number 41</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Deanna Haymer shows up for some free produce at a food pantry in Chicago&rsquo;s Englewood neighborhood.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Five produce trucks come by once a month. On this Friday morning, about 200 people file in for cucumbers, lettuce and grapefruit.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Deanna Haymer loads up her cardboard box.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>ambi: yeah, I know how to cook green beans</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Haymer says her produce options have been dicey. A Food 4 Less store recently opened a few blocks from her, but before that, she shopped at liquor stores and gas stations.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>HAYMER: I&rsquo;m not satisfied with what I get but sometimes you just have to accept what you can get at the time. Like the fruit sometimes it be like mushy or the green peppers be a different color or shriveled up.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Transportation has been a huge problem for Haymer.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>In fact, a lot of low-income families can&rsquo;t drive or use public transit to shop outside their neighborhoods.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Experts say we need to get creative to fix the problem of food deserts and food stamp standards.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>That doesn&rsquo;t just mean getting more mainstream grocery stores to open in food deserts.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>Researcher Mari Gallagher says one idea is to improve all the stores that already accept food stamps.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>GALLAGHER: What if we worked with those stores and said hey, we&rsquo;re going to use carrots and sticks. The ones who are going to have the different types of dairy products and other kind of products that support a healthy diet can stay in the program. And the ones who don&rsquo;t will have to get out. I think that would actually not only improve public health but it would help revitalize the market because stores would have to step up.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>It might not seem fair to let some communities be dominated by dollar or liquor stores.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>But Gallagher says, with the right tools, those stores could actually increase healthy food options ... and not just be the destinations for junk food that they are right now.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> Liquor stores and gas stations <iframe src="http://www.batchgeo.com/map/1d1f724353941d155fd5f15dccc328d1" frameborder="0" width="500" height="600"></iframe> Drug stores and dollar stores <iframe src="http://www.batchgeo.com/map/031d35fa401d23bb26a483aea2eed6e2" frameborder="0" width="500" height="600"></iframe> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML /> <o:AllowPNG /> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> 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Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:07:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/audio-engineering/federal-food-stamp-program-fails-some-low-income-chicagoans