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April 11, 2014


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April 11, 2014
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Minimum Wage Debate, Week Five at the Capitol, Southern University Celebrates Centennial

Minimum Wage Debate (01:11) State Lawmakers battle it out over whether to increase the minimum wage and we will hear from both sides of this hot button issue. Erika Zucker with the Workplace Justice Project at Loyola University Law School says it should be higher, but Dawn Starns with the National Federation of Independent Business says an increase in the minimum wage will cause big problems for small businesses. SHARE

Week Five at the Capitol (11:49) Some of the topics considered by lawmakers this week included regulating unmanned drone flights over petro-chemical plants and water facilities, whether to elect a state superintendent of education and text book choice in public schools. Charlie Whinham has the weekly legislative recap. SHARE

Southern University Celebrates Centennial (18:24) As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, Southern University is celebrating 100 years of being located on what has been described as one of the most beautiful sites in the capital city. But the story of how it got there is far from serene. It’s filled with racial tension and backlash. In fact, re-locating from New Orleans to Scott’s Bluff was an accident. Shauna Sanford shares the university’s history of overcoming major obstacles just to open its doors to the current struggles it is still facing today. SHARE

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