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Debate student discusses local issues on KBTC’s Northwest Now

Posted by: / November 11, 2015
Angie Tinker '16 speaks in favor of the initiative one during the The Ruth Anderson Public Debate at PLU on 10/8/2015 (Photo/John Struzenberg '16)

Image: Angie Tinker ’16 speaks in favor of the initiative one during the The Ruth Anderson Public Debate at PLU on 10/8/2015 (Photo/John Struzenberg ’16)

After weighing in on the new proposed minimum wage at the Ruth Anderson Debate in early October, PLU Debater Angie Tinker ’16 took her argument to a much bigger audience when she taped a segment for KBTC’s Northwest Now.

At a large news-show desk in front of cameras, Tinker discussed Initiative 1 on the 2015 ballot with Don Hansen, a local small business owner, and the show’s host, Chris Anderson. The show originally aired on Friday, October 30 at 7:30pm. Participants talked about the costs and benefits of raising the minimum wage in Tacoma to $15/hour.

Tinker was confident during the interview as she realized her preparations for the Ruth Anderson Public Debate gave her more than enough experience and skill to handle anything in the interview.

“It was a supreme honor to be invited to discuss the wage increase as a community leader and expert for Tacoma,” Tinker said. “I couldn’t have done it without the advocacy and persuasion techniques I’ve learned from the PLU debate team and communication studies.”