Not eating well sparks a cascade effect in anyone, but the effect is especially pronounced among a homeless population experiencing high levels of stress, mental illness, substance abuse and all the pains that accompany the aging process.
Maria Bustillos and Elizabeth Fladung discuss their experiences reporting on the pervasiveness of food deserts in the midst of California’s food production heartland. This podcast is an encore posting from our State of Inequality series. Maria Bustillos is a journalist and critic living in Los Angeles. Elizabeth Fladung is a Brooklyn-based, CalArts-trained photojournalist. Her […]
Beth Fladung’s images of a food desert in the midst of the most productive agricultural land in the country. This is an encore posting from our State of Inequality series Elizabeth Fladung is a Brooklyn-based, CalArts-trained photojournalist. Her work has appeared in The Nation, La Repubblica, The Fader and Wax Poetics Magazine.
When Wahid Rashad, 65, sees young people in Chicago chugging bottles of sugary drinks and chomping on fluorescent-orange snacks, he thinks: “That’s garbage. It doesn’t enhance the brain and energy level.” Rashad sells apples, mangoes, papayas and peppers from a produce cart in the city’s Uptown neighborhood. Among the comments he hears from customers since […]
In his State of the Union Address this month, President Obama called for a much-needed increase to the federal minimum wage. Almost four million American workers are paid at or below the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour for their work, adding up to about $14,500 per year, per person for a full-time, 40 hour […]