Minimum wage, Biden border visit

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A new pilot project in Wausau would give struggling families $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments. Elise Amendola/AP Photo

We explore the role of the minimum wage as 23 states other than Wisconsin have raised theirs recently. Then, a political science professor joins us to discuss changes to Biden’s immigration policy and his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Timothy Smeeding Guest
  • Alise Coen Guest

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