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Connecticut Is the Land of Plenty, for Some

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If you're like me, you'll have a lot of thoughts about food today but they won't be about how to get some. It will be about what you want for lunch and what you feel like having for dinner.

You might have an argument with yourself about whether you can afford to eat a snack or dessert, but to you the word "afford" has to do with your weight and your waistline.

So it's always a shock to realize there are people living quite nearby who really can't afford food, people who would be in serious trouble if there weren't federally-funded food programs and kitchens and pantry's run by religious groups.

You'll meet two of those people on our show today.  The other lesson you'll learn has to do with transportation. If you're poor, you often don't have a car and the shoddy, spotty transit system in the state can make it shockingly hard to get to the food you need. 

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Colin McEnroe is a radio host, newspaper columnist, magazine writer, author, playwright, lecturer, moderator, college instructor and occasional singer.
Chion Wolf is the host of the radio show and podcast 'Audacious' on Connecticut Public.
Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. She served as the Senior Producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show' for several years before stepping down in 2021 and returning to her previous career as a registered nurse. She still produces shows with Colin and the team when her schedule allows.

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