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Tuesday Rundown: Is It Time To Do Away With Restaurant Tipping?

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These topics air Tuesday February 10, 2015 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Dismantling Healthy PA

When Tom Wolf was campaigning for Governor, he said he would do away with then-Governor Tom Corbett's Healthy PA plan, to a full Medicaid expansion supported by the Affordable Care Act. This week Gov. Wolf officially announced plans to transition from Healthy PA to the Medicaid expansion. We'll talk about the implications of this change with Antoinette Kraus, Director of PA Health Access Network. 

Doing Away with the Tipping Culture

Last month Bar Marco, a trendy restaurant in the Strip District, announced that they plan to do away with tipping this Spring. There’s been an outpouring of interest, curiosity and praise from all over the country. Bar Marco Co-Owner Bobby Fry, and Events Coordinator Andrew Heffner talk about how they came to this decision and how they plan to make it work.

We’ll also look at the pros and cons of a no-tipping policy for owners, servers, and customers when doing away with tips with Meg Fosque, Policy Director for Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), as well as Kevin Joyce, owner of the Carlton Restaurant in Pittsburgh and a member of the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association.

The Business of Black History Month

African American life, history and culture have become major forces in the United States and the world. Here to discuss the evolution, from both a social and economic perspective, of Black History Month is business contributor Rebecca Harris, Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University. 

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