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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Closing the 13th Amendment Loophole


The Brian Lehrer Show and The Greene Space have launched a new series about the business side of the prison industry. Each week we examine one aspect of the $80 billion dollar prison industrial complex, and ask: who profits when people get put away?

This week we talk with Bianca Tylek, Worth Rises’s executive director, about programs that require incarcerated people to work for little or no pay, and with Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley about his Abolition Amendment which would seek to close the "slavery loophole" in the 13th amendment. 


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 2021-03-02  37m