In a few weeks Alaskans will vote on whether to raise the minimum wage from $7.75 an hour to $9.75 in 2016, the highest level in the country, and to have it continue to rise with the cost of living. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of upping the minimum wage, and the employees and businesses who would be affected by a change to the lowest hourly pay.
HOST: Charles Wohlforth
- Ed Flanagan, Alaskans for Fair Minimum Wage, speaking in favor
- Kyle Hampton, director, UAA Center for Economic Education, speaking in opposition
- Dan Robinson, Alaska Department of Labor, providing neutral information
- Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, October 15, 2014. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Alaska time)
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, October 15, 2014. 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Alaska time)
Audio to be posted following broadcast.