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May 16, 2014: Ws and Ls, Ken Lovett, fast-food wages, John Gabriel, teen gambling addiction

City and State’s Matt Hamilton joins us with the week’s Winners & Losers.

Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief of the New York Daily News shares his analysis of the news of the week.

There is a move to pay low-wage workers more than minimum wage.

Michael Kink of the Strong Economy for All Coalition joins us along with Chad Tall, a 21 year old Taco Bell worker making $8 an hour, and who helps support his unemployed mother and brother.

Long-time Capital Region radio personality John Gabriel has co-written a new book called Capital Region Radio 1920-2011, published by Arcadia as part of its “Images of America” imprint. The book is a fascinating look at how radio evolved in Schenectady, thanks in large part to General Electric. He joins us with a brief history and a lot of stories.

Not every age group is equally at risk when it comes to gambling addictions. Teens are at higher risk when it comes to on-line gambling. We speak with Linda Bellick, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Prevention Council of Saratoga about the issue.

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