March 1, 2012 – Segment 1

Food deserts, areas where residents do not have easy access to fresh, healthy, affordable food, are a problem in many places, from cities to rural areas. First we’ll hear from Joyce Smith, Executive Director of Operation Reach Out Southwest. Joyce is a longtime community activist who has dedicated her life to ensuring that her neighbors in Southwest Baltimore are educated about healthy food choices, and have access to affordable, delicious, healthy options. Then Rebecca Messner, Assistant Editor of Urbanite Magazine, joins us to talk about the Urbanite Project, a search for the most creative solution to the problem of food deserts. Finally, our correspondent Tom Horton takes us inside the mind and motivations of that familiar Chesapeake creature, the jellyfish.