In the first segment:
Last Friday, states lost 5 billion dollars in funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), when a provision of the 2009 economic stimulus package expired. With the unemployment rate stubbornly high and the economy sluggishly chugging out of the recession, SNAP has been a part of many Americans' lives. The US House of Representatives has approved a Farm bill that cuts an additional $40 Billion from the SNAP. The San Antonio Food Bank and organizations like it expect to see far more business as a result of SNAP cuts.
Congressman Pete Gallego talks to us about where the SNAP program stands.
The Inner City Development is a non profit that has provided food and basic life support to the Westside of San Antonio for over 40 years. Made up of volunteers, the program is now trying to harness the good will that permeates Thanksgiving time to raise $30,000 in order to keep the pantry stocked all year round. A group of dedicated folks begin fasting tomorrow as part of their "Thanksgiving 365" campaign to raise awareness of hunger and to raise the money. The fast ends on Thanksgiving.
Faith Radle, filmmaker and Inner City executive director Patti Radle's Daughter, joins us to talk about her fast along with Playhouse San Antonio President and CEO, Asia Ciaravino.
You can Donate to David Martin Davies' fast for Thanksgiving 365 here.
In the second segment:
In his new book, distinguished professor of sociology, Michael Kimmel argues that the anger underlying much of white America due to downward mobility, lack of voter dominance, and a lack of traditional norms is being hijacked by media outlets and political movements and turning a generation into "Angry White Men."
The product of a research and a road trip that had him hanging out with white supremacists and white men rights organizations, Kimmel makes a compelling argument for why a segment of white America has been convinced that gender and racial equity are wrong with the most extreme cases, Kimmel argues, lashing out in violence the scope of which ranges from the Oklahoma City bombing to Wade Michael Page.
Michael Kimmel joins us to talk about his book.