Mid-Atlantic - conversations about US, UK and world politics
When will the US raise its minimum wage and Rishi Sunak’s second UK budget
In a week that has seen the Daft Punk hang up their helmets, we ask why is the minimum wage in the US so low and why didn't a bill to raise it pass in congress?
Justin Higgins - Politics and Media 101
Justin is the brains behind the podcast and Clubhouse room Politics and Media 101. He has 7 years of communications and policy experience in U.S. politics Before his career in PR, Justin led the legislative and media strategies addressing Hurricane Maria as an appointed official for the Democratic Government of Puerto Rico. Prior to switching political allegiance to the democrats, Justin was an advisor to a U.S. Congressman and managed a national opposition research portfolio for the Republican National Committee during the 2016 presidential campaign to influence top-tier print and broadcast outlets.
Canada's 2021 election deconstructed with Laura Babcock
Laura Babcock is a National TV/radio commentator and host, for CBC and the Executive Director of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. She gives the takeaways of the 2021 Canadian election. She is joined on stage by John Gunnison and Juston Higgins.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party will form Canada's next government following a tightly contested general election against conservative rival Erin O'Toole. The Liberals, fell short of the target of winning the necessary 170 seats to form a majority government. The Conservatives won 122 seats with the remaining seats in the next Parliament held by the left-leaning New Democratic Party, The Greens and the Quebec-based separatist party Bloc Quebecois.