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.
The battles in Washington over whether to fund government programs such as unemployment benefits and healthcare –are a perennial tug of war between Republicans and Democrats.
In arguments against expanding the social safety net, the argument often goes that the country is better off with a small and limited government.
Benjamin Radcliff, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, tells Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti that countries which provide ample government benefits have happier citizens.
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.