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Tune in tonight to WFYI (90.1 FM), at 7 p.m., to learn about hunger and its impact on Indiana and the world. Part of the Indiana Humanities Council’s two-year Food for Thought campaign, and a partnership with Indiana’s Family of Farmers, this panel discussion features three experts on hunger from a global and local perspective: Roger Thurow, author of Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty; Ted McKinney, Elanco’s Senior Director of Corporate Affairs; and Jerry Adams, Chairman of the Board at Second Helpings. (Read a piece in The Indianapolis Star by Keira Amstutz and Jim Morris about the broadcast.)
Here are just a few snippets from the conversation:
“Hunger is a solvable issue, and many people from Indiana are on the frontlines.”
“Forty percent of food prepared for consumption in the U.S. gets thrown away.”
“There are no politics in feeding hungry people.”
“Indianapolis can be a model where people come together and address the poverty issue.”
Tune in to learn more about how Hoosiers are leading the way, and how we can all get involved (to stream it live on your computer, click here). But the dialogue won’t end tonight.�
Right now, the conversation is in full force on our blog, which features posts by hunger advocates, community leaders and businesses making a difference. If you add your voice to the conversation by adding a comment to a blog post, you’ll be registered for a chance to win a copy of Enough, signed by Roger Thurow.
We didn’t expect to solve world hunger with this forum, but we do hope that, by provoking conversation, we can help move us closer to a solution. That’s why the Indiana Humanities Council has made hunger a focus of the Food for Thought initiative in 2011. Please join us!