This week's guest on Open Mic is Michel Nischan, CEO of Wholesome Wave. The USDA announced a second amount of funding for the nonprofit Wholesome Wave to expand its healthy food initiative into areas of Connecticut and Vermont. The $500,000 was awarded through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program enabling SNAP program participants to buy more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The program means better nutrition for consumers and increased opportunities for local farmers. In this interview, Chef Nishan shares his vision for the power of food and his thoughts on improving the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.