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Seattle Channel, Town Hall and CityClub came together to create Seattle Speaks -- a unique, multi-media town hall for the 21st century to create compelling television on surrounding challenging and important issues in Seattle.

Seattle Speaks: Wage Worries
Seattle Speaks: Wage Worries

Seattle Speaks dug into the minimum wage debate in a lively forum at NewHolly Gathering Hall in South Seattle, where we heard from low-wage workers, economists, lawmakers, small-business owners and residents. Would a wage increase boost the local economy or lead to job cuts? The mobilization of low-wage workers nationwide calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has sparked a massive economic debate. Host Brian Callanan moderates a live, interactive, televised discussion with panelists Lori Pfingst, Washington State Budget & Policy Center; Carlos Hernandez, fast-food worker; Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center and Jack Miller, Husky Deli.