Live And Local With Kevin Wall 06/19/13: James O’Keefe, Minimum Wage, And James Gandolfini
CBS LAS VEGAS-James O’Keefe gained national attention for his release of video recordings of workers at ACORN offices in 2009 and his release of videos of NPR executives in 2011. James O’Keefe, Citizen Journalist, talks about his new book ‘Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy’ talks about his new book and all the things he’s going to expose.
The nonpartisan Economy Policy institute claims the federal minimum wage of seven dollars and twenty-five cents is worth two dollars less, when adjusted for inflation, than it did in 1968. President Obama in February asked that Congress raise the minimum wage to 9 bucks an hour, but the EPI study suggests that isn’t enough to provide full time workers a so called living wage. According to the study, the minimum wage would have to increase to eleven dollars, six cents an hour to keep families above the poverty line. Do you agree with President Obama that the Federal Minimum Wage be increased from $7.25 per hour to $9.00 per hour?
Emmy-award winning actor James Gandolfini, best known for his portrayal of Tony Soprano on the HBO mobster drama “The Sopranos,” died, HBO confirms. He was 51. He reportedly died of a heart attack while vacationing in Rome.