An episode today from the syndicated NPR radio show On Point, with Tom Ashbrook, is titled, "Food Stamps: Fighting Hunger or Draining Resources?"
The guests include AP reporter Mary Clare Jalonick, Boston Medical Center researcher and nationally known child health advocate Deborah Frank, and UC Davis agricultural economist Daniel Sumner.
There are good reading suggestions on the On Point website. The episode is at 10 am Eastern.
For further context, the Senate is considering moderate cuts to SNAP of about $4 billion over 10 years. The House of Representatives is considering cuts perhaps five times as large. Here from C-SPAN is Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) arguing unsuccessfully for an amendment to make deeper cuts in the Senate, which would make the two bills more similar.