In this week's DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW's Raul Campos about "southern fried soul" from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, the Turkish government partially lifted a ban that kept women from appearing in state offices wearing Islamic head scarves.
The ban dates back to 1981, and has socially and professionally isolated Turkish women who wear the scarf.
Though the religious call the ban oppressive, secular Turks fear that lifting the ban promotes a conservative state.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Merve Kavakçi who was voted into the Turkish Parliament in 1999, wore a head scarf to her swearing in ceremony.
She was immediately dismissed from her position, banned from politics, and eventually stripped of her Turkish citizenship.
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.