Seg 1: Missouri Voters To Decide On Minimum Wage. Seg 2: Will Politically-Active Teens Turn Out?
Segment 1: Missourians have the choice this November to gradually raise the minimum wage from $7.85 to $12 an hour by 2023.
Can Kansas Citians live comfortably on Missouri's current minimum wage? What would happen to our economy if it were higher? Can small businesses afford to pay more without laying off workers? Today, we discussed the pros and cons for Propositon B, a statewide minimum wage ballot measure.
- Richard von Glahn, Missouri Jobs With Justice policy director
- Patrick Ishmael, Show-Me Institute director of government accountability
Segment 2, beginning at 21:40: Teens might be registering, but will they vote in November?
The percentage of teen voters who cast a ballot in presidental elections has been increasing over the last few decades, enough that many are now calling for a new voting age of 16. But passion for politics in young adults doesn't always apply to local and midterm elections. Today, we got one politically-motivated teen's perspectives on the issues young voters most care about and how they might sway the elections.
- Wes Crenshaw, family psychologist and author
- Sami Turner, Lawrence High School junior and president of the school's Young Democrats club