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Poverty and Childhood Obesity


All week MPBN reporter Patty Wight has been reporting on the connection between poverty and childhood obesity.  We'll discuss her special series and hear from others helping to address this troubling connection.

Guests:  Dr. Tory Rogers, MD - Director of Let’s Go!

Courtney Kennedy - Good Shepherd Food Bank's Nutrition & Education Manager

MPBN Reporter Patty Wight

Jennifer walked into her college radio station as a 17-year-old freshman and never looked back. Even though she was terrified of the microphone back then — and spoke into it as little as possible — she loved the studio, the atmosphere and, most of all, the people who work in broadcasting. She was hooked. Decades later, she’s back behind the radio microphone hosting Maine Public Radio’s flagship talk program, Maine Calling. She’s not afraid of the mic anymore, but still loves the bright, eclectic people she gets to work with every day.