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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 13, 2014

Homeless Try To Stay Warm, Together

By Sean Powers


(Duration: 6:02)

Teresa Webb, 50, has been homeless for the last eight months. She gets supplies from the Salvation Army truck in Champaign on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

For homeless people in central Illinois, escaping the recent snow and frigid temperatures can be a challenge. Shelters and transition centers offer short-term help for some, but homeless families often face a tough choice between staying together or staying warm.

Categories: Community, Economics, Poverty

Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - November 25, 2013

Rural Areas Worry About Food Stamp Cuts

The story was produced for Harvest Public Media, a collaboration of public broadcasting stations in the Midwest covering food and agriculture issues.

By Peter Gray


(Duration: 4:22)

Curt Matthews, of aid organization Helping Hands of Odin, in Odin, Ill., unloads a shipment of bread delivered by a volunteer.

The next farm bill is all but certain to contain cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps.

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