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Minimum Wage: Policy And Politics

Just a month and a half ago, D.C.'s battle over a living wage bill for big box retailers ended in a veto from District Mayor Vincent Gray. Now, the D.C. Council is considering four proposals for a minimum wage increase, and officials in neighboring Prince George's and Montgomery Counties have joined the cause. The proposals range from $10.55 an hour to $12.50 an hour, which would put the area alongside cities like San Francisco in terms of what it pays low-wage workers. Kojo looks at what minimum wage politics mean for workers, businesses and the regional economy.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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