This podcast investigates food deserts in Atlanta as an issue of distributive justice, identifying transportation issues and historical discriminatory housing policies as some of the causes. The podcast is led by Oby Nwamu, a recent graduate of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and Lamar Greene, a current junior in the college and current member of the Human Health News Team. You will also get to hear from Sagdrina Jalal, the Executive Director of the Georgia Farmer’s Market Association, and Amy Webb Girard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. They speak to some of the problems caused by food deserts in Atlanta and give ideas on some ways in which these problems can be addressed. If you would like more information on how to address food deserts across the United States, listen to the Ted Talk of Ron Finley, a guerilla gardener in South Central Los Angeles, that was referenced in this podcast.
The opening jingle was created by Zac Lavender.