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Legislation For Hourly Earners; Barney Frank's Memoir; Historian David McCullough

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Maryland delegates heard testimony last week about a slate of new bills aimed at reforming labor laws for the more than one-million hourly wage workers in Maryland.  We talk through what the bills could mean for women and families, pay equity, and work scheduling.

Then,  former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is known for his progressive politics and wit. He brings both to bear on his new memoir, “Frank: A Life in Politics From the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.” He talks about it with Tom Hall.

Plus, theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the Cohesion Theatre Company’s production of the play “Thirteen Dead Husbands.”

And, we ask historian David McCullough what future historians will note about our era.  Hint:  it’s not the politics.