NEW YORK — Workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chain restaurants protested in cities around the country Tuesday to push fast-food companies to pay them at least $15 an hour.The protesters also had a message for presidential candidates: Support the cause or lose their vote next yea
The annual Asian-American showcase is taking a specific focus this year - female directors.Two decades since its inception, documentaries, feature films and a short film will highlight the experience of living as an Asian in America. Festival Director Tim Hughes and musician and actor Goh Nakamura join us with highlights from the showcase. Also, we discover Passover's hidden meanings.
Our week-long series "Grading Rahm" closes with WBEZ reporters thoughts on a range of issues voters may be talking about before the polls open next month. Also, we take listeners' calls with reactions to previous "Grading Rahm" segments - jobs and the economy, education, public safety and transparency. And, Technomi consultant Darren Tristano talks with us about the future of McDonalds.
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The 27th annual Young Playwrights Festival is set to hit the stage at the end of the month, and we're joined by an organizer and one of this year's writers for a look behind the scenes. Plus, we find out about the most fraudulent philanthropies.