May 2010: Kids Need Healthy Food
Hungry kids have a hard time learning, fighting off disease, and thriving.
That's why our child nutrition programs—school lunches and breakfasts, summer feeding programs, and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program—are so critical, says Ellen Teller, director of government affairs for the Food Research and Action Center.
Listen in for the latest update on the Child Nutrition Bill now moving through Congress.
April 2010: The Tax Man Cometh
The “Tax Man” cometh this season — and that’s a good thing.
Monica Mills, Bread’s director of government relations, tells us about the two tax credits Bread is focused on this year and why they’re crucial for low-income working families.
And we’ve got the perfect tune for you — a bluegrass version of the Beatles’ “Taxman,” by the band Nickel Creek.
March 2010: Poverty is like Swiss Cheese
If tax policy makes your eyes glaze over, help has arrived. Bread policy analyst Rachel Black demystifies the Earned Income Tax Credit -- it's the largest anti-poverty program in the U.S., and it just happens to be administered through the tax code.
"We have to address the poverty that causes hunger," Black says. "Tax policies that support families who work are an important way of doing this."
Keep listening for a legislative update from Bread's director of government relations, and music from Tiffany Thompson.
February 2010: From the Field
Listen in as Bread for the World organizers LaVida Davis, based in Chicago, and Robin Stephenson, in Portland, Oregon, tell us how activists in their neck of the woods are mobilizing to end hunger. "It's about people power," says Davis. "It's about the work of everyday folks."
Monica Mills, Bread's director of government relations, updates us on the progress of foreign aid reform on Capitol Hill, and Joy Ike, a Nigerian-born singer-songwriter, gives us music for the journey with her smooth jazz sounds.
January 2010: New Year, New Hope
The new year brings fresh opportunities to win changes that reduce hunger in the United States and around the world.
Rev. David Beckmann previews the 2010 Offering of Letters and challenges Bread members to help change history for hungry people.
AND...listen to music from alt-country musician Sean K. Preston.