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"Super-Minimum Wage" Coming To D.C.?

Last week, the D.C. Council approved a "super-minimum wage" that would require retailers with big corporate revenues and big stores -- like Home Depot, Macy's Costco and Walmart -- to pay a higher hourly wage than many of their competitors. Real estate insiders say if Mayor Vincent Gray signs the bill, Walmart will likely halt plans to build three new District stores it hasn't started yet, including one near the mayor's home in Southeast Washington. Kojo explores the conundrum facing the mayor.


'Purple Rain' — As Retold In A Language Without A Word For Purple

Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Reviving Payoff For Prediction – Of Terrorism Risk

Could an electronic market where people bet on the likelihood of attacks deter terrorism? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about the potential for a terror prediction market.

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