CNN Radio News Day: November 22, 2012
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: The Tom Turkey float makes its way through the streets of Manhattan during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York.
November 22nd, 2012
03:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 22, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • Turkey, ham, roast beef - they're all holiday table traditions, but what do vegans and vegetarians have to look forward to?  Where can they turn for that festive family feast?  Fear not!  Their  holidays don't have to consist of limp green beans and creamed carrots thanks to the Tofurkey. CNN's Tommy Andres takes us to Mt. Hood, Oregon where the Tofurkey was "born" for a glimpse into how the turkey substitute is made.

"We pump tofu throughout the plant, just like you would pump water. It's a lot like Willie Wonka's chocolate factory. I guess it's Willie Wonka's tofu factory", says Seth Tibbot, founder and president of Turtle Island Foods, home of the famous Tofurkey. FULL POST

More hungry families, but charities have less food to give
Food Pantries struggle to keep enough food on shelves to feed the needy.
November 22nd, 2012
06:00 AM ET

More hungry families, but charities have less food to give

By Jim Roope, CNN

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(CNN) - It tears at the very heart of those who provide for the poor to have to say, ‘no.’

[:13] “When I see a big grown man crying. It hits hard to see that.”

Sister Joan Hogan runs the Margaret Aylward Center for the poor in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pico Rivera. She fought back tears as she explained that there just isn’t enough food to be able to give to everyone who comes to her center for help.

[1:10] “When I see men, the bread-winner of the family so-to-speak, come here they’ve lost a job, they cannot pay their rent, their house, they’re now homeless; so to me…and now I’m going to be sad. But that really moves me.”

According to the U-S-D-A, the number of Americans who are "food insecure" has risen from 36.3 million in 2002, to 50.1 million in 2011. That’s nearly 15-percent of all US households.


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