Getting nutritious food to more Angelenos, boosting theatrical plays by women

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At participating farmers markets, low-income shoppers using their EBT cards get an extra $15 to spend on fruits and vegetables, thanks to a federal nutrition incentive program. “Being able to get organic vegetables is amazing,” says KC Ochoa. Photo by Kathryn Barnes/KCRW.

According to a recent USC report, one in 10 households in LA County struggle to provide their family with three meals a day. Organizations and governments are trying to address nutrition insecurity through innovative approaches like doctors prescribing produce and farmers matching EBT dollars at markets.

Plus, theater is beginning to return after almost a two-year hiatus, but female playwrights are feeling like they are getting the short end of the stick. A more diverse array of playwrights are having plays produced, but women and women-identifying playwrights are still getting left out.