Monday, Nov 18, 2013

Nov. 18, 2013 show

Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — aka food stamps — received a cut in their monthly allotment on Nov. 1, when an extra financial boost from stimulus funding expired. Diane Dougherty, executive director of the Illinois Hunger Coalition, joins Bob to talk about the impact on recipients. Patrick Cacchione, executive director of the Illinois Catholic Health Association, then explains the new Illinois POLST, or Illinois Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. Finally, attorney Jim Geoly discusses religious freedom concerns with Senate Bill 10, legislation that redefines marriage that is set to be signed into law by the governor on Wednesday with a June 1 effective date.