Food equality. Tonight we spotlight two amazing programs that are working to close the gap between low-income communities and healthy food access: City Slicker Farms and the Mandela Foods Cooperative, both in Oakland, Calif. Here to join us to discuss the issue of urban access to healthy food is Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder of @PolicyLink, whose mission is to advance economic and social equity. Check out PolicyLink’s recent report, Healthy Food, Healthy Communities.
*Read up more on Obama’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative here: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/02/20100219a.html
But first, we take a look inside The Obama War Room: What’s the Obama campaign up to this summer? Democratic strategist @KarlFrisch joins us to discuss Obama’s “war room” and what the Obama campaign should be doing this summer to adapt its strategy and update its message.
Then, Frisch joins Rolling Stone political correspondent Tim Dickinson (@7im) to weigh in on what Obama should be doing and how the summer is shaping up for the presidential campaign. Next up is San Francisco Chronicle political reporter Carla Marinucci, who will give us her two cents on the news of the day: Wal-Mart Moms, Romney’s new campaign video, and North Dakota’s ballot initiative to do away with property taxes altogether.
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Student loan battle: Student lobbyist Samantha Lint joins @campusprogress director Anne Johnson to talk student loans, interest rates, and the plight of students with loads of debt. Plus, Lint will give us some insight on other issues that will motivate Millennials – the most politically active youngster generation yet.