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Bracing for inflation, and mitigating the effects

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Connecticut Foodshare
A mobile pantry distribution at Connecticut Foodshare

The U.S. inflation rate of 7.5 percent is the highest it’s been in 40 years. And it comes at a time of pandemic and a war in Ukraine.

We’re seeing food prices climb – but what can we do to mitigate the effects?

This hour on Where We Live, we hear from an economist on the what and why of inflation, including policy implications, and from a chartered financial analyst on how we can protect ourselves financially.

We also talk to Foodshare on how individuals can support food insecure members of their community, and learn about an expanding community program called Fridgeport.

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Sujata Srinivasan is a Senior Producer for 'Where We Live,' the flagship news-based, call-in talk show from Connecticut Public Radio, featuring deep dives at the intersection of data-driven narrative and investigative long-form journalism. She's also an editor for the Connecticut Public newsroom.
Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.