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Mary Swander: Hunger Among the Amber Fields of Grain

“Over 80 percent of our school children here in Storm Lake, Iowa, are in danger of going hungry,” the director of a Food Insecurity Summit tells me. “They eat breakfast … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Chana Bloch: Potato Eaters

My grandmother never did learn to write. “Making love” was not in her lexicon; I wonder if she ever took off her clothes when her husband performed his conjugal duties. … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

UNICEF Report: Child Poverty On Rise in World’s Richest Countries

Since 2008, child poverty has increased in a majority of the 41 most affluent nations, UNICEF report finds. Children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession in the world’s … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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