Russia's oil production strategy and Western sanctions have led to a decline in the value of the Russian ruble. Jan Kalicki, a public policy scholar for the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, joins us to explain the problems the Russian economy is facing.
Chicago’s City Council voted to raise its minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019. But that’s raising questions about competition from business groups about what the rate will be in suburbs close to the city. A plan to raise the wage for the entire state has stalled so far in Springfield.
We hear from two members of mayor Emanuel's minimum wage task force that just wrapped up its inaugural meeting. Also, how the Chicago Public Schools is doing with efforts to expand composting. Plus, the history of film censorship in Illinois.