Rideshare Regulations Bill, Wisconsin Frontier Storyteller, McD’s Wage Bump

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Popular app-based rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft have been criticized for not having to conform to safety regulations that apply to taxi cab organizations. State lawmakers have proposed a bill that would regulate these companies, and our guest explains what it means for rideshare users. Then, we learn about the life of a Wisconsin frontier storyteller, and find out why McDonald’s is joining a growing list of companies that are opting to raise their minimum wages.

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  • State Proposes Legislation For Rideshare Companies

    Wisconsin legislators have proposed a bill that would set state-wide regulations for app-based rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. The legislation would block local ordinances from imposing tougher rules, and taxi cab companies say the proposed standards don’t go far enough. Our guest breaks down the legislation, and explains what it means for users.

  • 1800s WI Frontier Storyteller Continues To Inspires Young Readers

    In the early 1800s, Juliette Magill Kinzie gave up a life of luxury for a log cabin in the Wisconsin outback–documenting the stories of the fur traders, Ho-Chunk Indians and fellow frontiersmen she met along the way. Her adventurous spirit inspired many around her, including her granddaughter, Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912. A biographer traces her adventures, and their importance to young people, especially girls.

  • Following Other Companies, McDonald's Raising Its Minimum Wage

    Fast-food giant McDonald’s announced its raising wages for nearly 90,000 of the company’s employees. That means corporate owned stores will set the minimum at $1 above the local minimum wage, though owners of franchised McDonalds’ are exempt, and will still have control over setting wages. A business professor looks at why McDonald’s, and other companies, are pursuing this strategy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Jason Stein Guest
  • Kathe Crowley Conn Guest
  • Wally Hopp Guest

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