Steve Scher talks with Scott Hamilton, an aviation consultant from the Leeham company, about the European Union's potential challenge to Boeing's tax breaks and what that says about trade rules and international business.
Steve Scher talks to UW Sociology professor Robert Crutchfield about the research in his new book ,"Get A Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, And Crime."
One argument for raising the minimum wage is that better pay will tie a person to the work in a positive way. More pay could give a worker hope that they will be able to build a better life for themselves and their family. Research shows that kids will pick up on that hope and be less likely to commit crimes.
Crutchfield has worked as a parole agent and a juvenile probation officer. His research focuses on the connections between labor markets, economic opportunity and crime. Basically, he says, a good job reduces crime.
A power luncheon for women in the marijuana business took place Friday in one of Seattle’s highest locations – the top of the Columbia Tower, where dozens of women in the cannabis business gathered to talk shop and exchange recipes.
Steve Scher sits down with three stakeholders in the minimum wage debate: James Parker, a volunteer for the organization 15Now, who currently makes $12 an hour; Howard Wright, co-founder of the Seattle Hospitality Group and co-chair of the mayor's Income Inequality Advisory Committee; and Judith Gille, founder and co-owner of City People's Mercantile and Garden Store.
Scher asks his panelists to discuss how we got to this point, the mayor's proposal to reach a $15 minimum wage and how that wage would impact their lives. We also take your calls.
Ross Reynolds speaks with Steve DeAngelo, executive director of Harborside Health Services, a medical marijuana dispensary in California, about what it's like to run a $30 million business mostly on cash.
In the “me too” department, King County is jumping on the bandwagon to consider a higher minimum wage for its employees. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued a similar proposal for city workers soon after he took office in January.