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Galveston: Healthier After Disaster?

Traveling the Food Desert

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Traveling the Food Desert

NewsHour Health Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser interviews Earl Williams, who now lives within Galveston's "food desert." Many neighborhood grocery stores closed after repeated hurricanes in the last century and the rise of the big box stores. Williams and his family are now forced to take a cab to and from Wal-Mart to buy fresh food once per month -- at a cost of $15 each way.

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