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Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader makes the case for a national minimum wage increase. Rev. Cecil Williams, founder of one of the nation's most progressive churches, marks 50 years, and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne shares his new CD, "A Time For Love".


Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, previews his group's annual "Storm the Hill" campaign, which creates awareness of veteran issues like PTSD, suicide, and unemployment. Plus, Smiley and West reflect on the new minimum wage push, President Obama's memo on child soldiers, and one Democrat's decision to leave the party.


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