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LA Supervisors were inundated with public comment today — for and against a measure that would increase the minimum wage. Over the next five years, it would go from $9 an hour to $15 in unincorporated areas. The City of LA took similar action last month, but other municipalities are undecided. Will Burbank or Glendale keep wages down and try to lure businesses into crossing the border? 

Also, UCLA ranks high on America's hospital honor roll but low on cyber-security. A recent breach affected 4.5 million people.   

Photo: Rae Breaux

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Employment Policies Institute on minimum-wage-increase threat to entry-level jobs

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb
Christine Detz

America's Largest County Considers Raising the Minimum Wage 17 MIN, 34 SEC

At LA County's Hall of Administration today, public comment was limited to just one minute after hundreds signed up to testify about a proposed increase in the minimum wage. The Board was considering a measure much like one signed into law last month by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. The increase would be phased in over the next five years from $9 an hour to $15.

Guests:
Rusty Hicks, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (@rustyhicks)
Michael Saltsman, Employment Policies Institute (@mike_saltsman)
Ara Najarian, City of Glendale (@MyGlendale)

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LA Economic Development Corporation on minimum wage policy in LA County

UCLA Hospital Hack Exposes Vulnerability of Health Care Industry 6 MIN, 34 SEC

UCLA Medical Center tied for third today on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll published by US News and World Report. Hospital officials say that reflects the "dignity and respect" shown patients and their families. But, when it comes to patient records, there's another story. In a recent cyberattack, hackers may have gained access to sensitive information on as many as 4.5 million people. Dr. John Halamka is a professor at Harvard Medical School and Chief Information Officer at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Guests:
John Halamka, Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (@jhalamka)

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Halamka on why he posted his own health records on the web

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