Edward M. Kennedy Senate Files
Sound recording of the radio program "Face Off." Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy of Massachusetts and Senator Alan K. "Al" Simpson of Wyoming debate a pilot program in Wyoming using new technology to deliver benefits as part of the WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) program, which helps low-income mothers and pregnant women with food assistance. The pilot program replaces vouchers with "smart cards," which are credit cards that contain computer chips. The episode aired on Friday, February 21, 1992, on the Mutual Broadcasting System.