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Hunger In The U.S.

A recent USDA report says 17 million American households struggled to feed family members last year, putting food insecurity at near-record levels for the fifth straight year. Meanwhile, the current food stamps program, now known as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is being scaled back. Increases made at the height of the recession will sunset in November, and Congress is weighing billions more in cuts to the program. We look at what's being done to address hunger in our region and nationally.

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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper. But a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.
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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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