The Brian Lehrer Show

Newsmakers meet New Yorkers as host Brian Lehrer and his guests take on the issues dominating conversation in New York and around the world. This daily program from WNYC Studios cuts through the usual talk radio punditry and brings a smart, humane approach to the day's events and what matters most in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy, Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others. © WNYC Studios

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30 Issues | A Heated Debate: Is Paid Family Leave A Job Killer?


Is paid family leave good or bad for business?Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, which among several things would prevent employers from firing an individual for taking 12 unpaid weeks off to care for a newborn child or deal with a serious illness.Hear a (pretty heated) debate between Jack Mozloom, National Media and Communications Director at National Federation of Independent Business, and Dr. Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington.


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 2016-05-06  21m