Newly inaugurated Mayor Brandon Scott must lead Baltimore, a city already beset by twin epidemics of gun violence and drugs, during the pandemic. He discusses his progressive approach. Also, business groups say increasing minimum wages during the pandemic could be the nail in the coffin for many companies, especially smaller ones, and they're lobbying lawmakers to delay the hourly wage hikes. Many economists, however, say workers need more pay to make it through the crisis. We talk to two experts. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Dec. 15, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org — and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on December 15, 2020.