TruthToTell, Dec 26: HUNGER BOOK - AUDIO BELOW

On-air date: 
Mon, 12/26/2011
Father Solstice

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The Christmas stories, penned over several years by St. Paul author and education activist Roger Barr, center on the Bartholomews of St. Paul and the odyssey their family crèche endures each year, including its partial destruction at least one year. We follow Matt, Deidre, Allison and Christopher Bartholomew as well as Matt’s brother, Tim, through their Christmas adventures in Barr’s book, Getting Ready for Christmas and Other Stories – twelve others, to be exact, over a 13-Christmas period. Things said and unsaid over the years pile up toward the end until everything spills out to reveal histories for both Matt and Deidre neither had addressed, despite the years and two children spent together.

Barr is putting all the receipts of the book’s sales toward the Emergency Food Shelf Network and the quest to provide 100,000 meals to EFSN and toward eradicating hunger. We talk about the plague of hunger in this most prosperous of countries where the imbalance between the rich and everyone else grows greater every day, felt most acutely as these holiday season come ‘round yet again and very little has been done thus far.

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On-air guests: 

HUNGER: ROGER BARR – Fiction and Nonfiction Writer; Playwright; Author, Getting Ready for Christmas and Other StoriesExecutive Director, Support Our Schools

ADDITIONAL HUNGER LINKS:

Emergency Food Shelf Network

Hunger-Free Minnesota - a large coalition of food shelves and networks - CLICK TO REACH SPECIFIC SITES

Hunger Solutions Minnesota – provides food to those in need, advancing sound public policy, and guiding grassroots advocacy