"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have set minimum wages above the federal rate of $5.15 per hour. Many other states are said to be considering a hike. We’ll talk about minimum wage rates across the country and implications for America’s working poor.
- Jared Bernstein Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser for Vice President Biden and Executive Director of the Vice President's Middle Class Task Force.
- Jeanne Mejeur research manager, legislative information services, National Conference of State Legislatures
- Richard Burkhauser professor of policy analysis and professor of economics, Cornell University
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