Tell Me More for Friday, January 3, 2014

Could Salary Bump Mean Economic Slump?

Minimum wage workers in 13 states will see a bump in their paychecks this year. Host Michel Martin talks about the possible ripple effects of raising minimum wages. She's joined by Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
Thousands of Americans rang in 2014 with new insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. But will doctors and hospitals start feeling the crunch? Host Michel Martin speaks with Washington Post health reporter Sarah Kliff.

Tough Lessons For Teachers Of Color

Teachers of color leave the profession 24 percent more often than white teachers, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania. Amanda Machado wrote about why she quit teaching in a recent article for The Atlantic. Host Michel Martin speaks with her about that decision, and the challenges that teachers of color face.

Did Activism Cost Punter His NFL Job?

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he was fired for speaking out about gay marriage rights — not poor performance. Is he right or just resentful? Host Michel Martin checks in with the barbershop guys for a fresh cut on that topic and other news.
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