Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.
As we mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, we check in on the National Guard, which has been stretched especially thin fighting it.
Members of the Guard used to be known as “weekend warriors,” because they train one weekend per month and two weeks in the summer. They also help out with disaster response in the U.S.
But they also see combat– almost half of the U.S. fighting force in Iraq and Afghanistan is National Guard, and they’ve historically been involved in wars.
More statistics that were unthinkable a decade ago:
Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.