Fast Food and Higher Income
A new national study
of eating out and income
shows that fast-food dining becomes more common as earnings
increase from low to middle incomes, weakening the popular notion
that fast food should be blamed for higher rates of obesity among
the poor. We'll talk with Paul Leigh
, UC Davis professor of public health
sciences with the Center for Healthcare Policy and
Research. Dr. Leigh has conducted research on the relationship
between medical specialty and career satisfaction, hypertension and
occupation, gasoline prices and roadway fatalities, and obesity and
wages. His most recent study focuses on the relationship between
income and fast food.
Beers Books' 75th Anniversary
Sacramento independent bookstore, Beers Books
is celebrating its 75th
year in business while
many other book stores are permanently closing their doors.
We'll talk with owner Jim Naify about what he's doing right and
what he expects to happen in the next 75 years.