Food Friday, Social Security

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A spread of vegetables and various dips, including Kale Stem Hummus
Excerpted from Cooking With Scraps by Lindsay-Jean Hard (Workman Publishing). Copyright © 2018. Photographs by Penny De Los Santos

Democratic Representative Mark Pocan is introducing a bill to protect the Social Security program from cutbacks. We talk with him about the legislation and the different proposals circulating in Congress. And on Food Friday, we look to “blue zones” around the world and find out what people with long life expectancies are eating.

Featured in this Show

  • Food Friday: Eating for longevity, health

    This week’s Food Friday segment examines areas of the world where people live longer, sometimes referred to as blue zones, and what people eat in those areas to increase longevity.

  • Social Security, Medicare, and the debt ceiling

    House Republicans are angling for spending cuts — potentially to Social Security and Medicare — in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. We talk with Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan about bills he’s introducing to protect them. And then an expert in health economics and policy joins us to analyze the status and future of those programs.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dan Buettner Guest
  • Mark Pocan Guest
  • Timothy McBride Guest

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