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Round Up, December 12 - 16

Friday, December 16th, 2011 - 10:16
Friday, December 16, 2011 - 09:12
Okay, so we weren’t going to publish a Round Up this week since several of us are on vacation, but here are three stories I didn’t want to sit on since they are long and you might want to read them during leisure moments during your holiday vacation!

Julie Paradis

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 - 15:55
Phrase: 
"For more than three decades, Paradis has worked to improve national food and nutrition programs and she will now be able to hit the ground running to enhance how these programs are delivered to the American people," said Vilsack.
Radio show date: 
Sat, 01/15/2011
Intro text: 
"For more than three decades, Paradis has worked to improve national food and nutrition programs and she will now be able to hit the ground running to enhance how these programs are delivered to the American people," said Vilsack.
PDF transcript: 

Julie Paradis

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 - 15:47
In May 2009, Julie Paradis was appointed as Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. The Food and Nutrition Service administers the food and nutrition assistance programs in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency provides children and needy families with better access to food and a more healthful diet through its programs and nutrition education efforts.

The cloud inside the silver lining

Monday, April 19th, 2010 - 11:31
Curiously, sometimes having more money available for an entitlement program – through ARRA, for example –  can actually mean that while access improves, quality of service declines on certain measures.

A billion here, a billion there

Friday, March 12th, 2010 - 15:44
You may have noticed that the figure used for total Recovery Act spending has metamorphosed from the $787 billion reported last year to $862 billion in reports this year. Why the change? The increased price tag comes from greater-than-anticipated spending in three areas of the stimulus  that are open-ended: Higher unemployment has led to an additional $21 billion spent on unemployment benefits; Food stamps are costing $34 billion more than estimated and the Build America Bond program cost estimates have increased by $26 billion.