The Los Angeles City Council votes today on a proposal to raise the minimum wage over the next five years to $15 an hour. But what about all the workers who currently make even less than the minimum wage? Federal immigration courts have a backlog of 445,000 cases, and the most severe situation is here in California. Next, the psychology of getting people to save water: negative reinforcement, positive reinforcement, and other tactics. Can Mammoths be “de-extincted”? A UC science professor talks about the prospect of bringing extinct species back to life. And finally, the lowdown on how new gastropubs are turning the Valley into a destination for foodies.
L.A. Minimum Wage Vote, Getting People to Save Water, and Mammoth Clones
From this Episode:
The Underground Economy and the Minimum Wage
The Los Angeles City Council is debating today whether to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by the year 2020 -- considerably higher than either the state or...
10 min, 47 sec
Immigration Courts Face Unprecedented Backlog
Federal immigration courts around the country are backlogged with nearly half a million cases. That’s the biggest number judges have ever seen. California has the highest...
8 min, 28 sec
Getting People to Save Water: What Works?
A new poll out today found two-thirds of Californians support mandatory water cuts -- IN THEORY. But, more than 4 out of 10 homeowners say they can’t cut back. So what would...
8 min, 23 sec
De-Extinction: Will Scientists Really Clone the Woolly Mammoth?
The movie Jurassic Park came out in 1993. Even back then people were thinking about the possibility of scientists getting dinosaur DNA and bringing real dinosaurs back to...
13 min, 56 sec