Marion Johnson discusses the costs and benefits of giving workers paid time off to recover from illness, care for a sick family member, or be with a new baby. Johnson is a Policy Analyst at Think NC First.
Professor Brian Southwell explains why people tend to believe false information and discusses strategies for correcting the public perception of misinformation. Southwell is a professor of Mass Communication at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Professor James Boyce explains how putting a price on carbon would increase the cost of non-renewable energy like oil, coal and gas and help reduce global warming. Boyce is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Professor Laura Tach discusses the Earned Income Tax Credit and explains why it is one of the most effective anti-poverty programs in America. Tach is an Assistant Professor of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.
Professor Benjamin Railton recounts the short history of US immigration law and the reaction to a historic situation similar to the Syrian refugee crisis. Railton is an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Fitchburg State University.