How The Shutdown Has Worn On Federal Workers
Some 800,000 federal workers are still without a paycheck, a situation that the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassett, described as a “vacation.” Meanwhile, stories are continuing to roll out about the devastating impact the lack of pay is having on employees, from worrying about rent and bills to rationing medication. And some 450,000 workers are currently being told to go to work even while they wait for their paychecks, prompting several lawsuits from federal worker unions against the federal government.
Jim Braude was joined by Valyria Lewis, a national union representative for the American Federation of Government Employees and a former TSA worker; David Martinez, a 20-year employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons; and Linda Bilmes, a former assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce who is now a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Regardless Of Wynn Resort Fate, The Building Is Here To Stay
Massachusetts is currently weighing whether Wynn Resorts should get to keep the gaming license it was awarded in Everett in 2014, before then-CEO Steve Wynn was accused of multiple instances of sexual misconduct and forced out. But despite that uncertainty, the building itself is there to stay. And as Stephanie Leydon reports, there is mixed reaction to the golden-brown glow reminiscent of Vegas along the Mystic River.
Does Marie Kondo Spark Joy?
The new Netflix series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" argues that the best way to stay organized is to hold onto only the items that "spark joy" in your life and get rid of the rest. But the movement hasn't been without criticism from some who say getting rid of things you might need later, just because they don't "spark joy" in the moment, is a privilege not everyone can afford.
Jim Braude was joined by Tina Opie, associate professor of management at Babson College, and Jen Deaderick, author of "She The People."
IMHO: The Inspiration Of Katelyn Ohashi
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on why UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s viral performance was inspiring as both an athletic achievement and a story of personal victory.