Essential Pittsburgh
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Mon July 21, 2014

Tuesday Rundown: Would We Be Better Off Without Minimum Wage?

What happens if we do away with the minimum wage altogether?
What happens if we do away with the minimum wage altogether?
Credit Vincenzo Iaconianni / Wikipedia

These topics air Tuesday July 22, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Changing Views on Zero Tolerance in Public Schools

Pittsburgh Public Schools may be modifying its Code of Student Conduct to reflect changing attitudes on zero tolerance. With input from parents, educators and students, the school board will vote on whether or not to decrease the use of exclusionary discipline, such as suspension. Cheryl Kleiman is a staff attorney with the Education Law Center and was one of the collaborators in the new proposal.

Minimum Wage

While some believe increasing the minimum wage will help people out of poverty, critics feel it should be eliminated altogether. We’ve invited Brian O’Roark, a professor of economics at Robert Morris University in to give us a primer on the minimum wage.

Business of Weddings

From bridal shops to reception venues and more, weddings are big business. Whether you’re part of the wedding party or simply attending the event you can expect to shell out some serious coin. This week contributor Rebecca Harris delves into the business of weddings. 

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