On this week’s Banter, Pat Nolan and Hayne Yoon join the show to talk criminal justice reform. Nolan is the director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform and is a leader of Right on Crime, a national movement of conservative leaders supporting reforms to the US criminal justice system. Yoon is the director of government affairs at the Vera Institute for Justice where she leads their national policy work. Both participated in a panel discussion following Senator Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) remarks at an AEI event on reducing recidivism. The link below will take you to the full event video.

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This week on Banter, Ian Rowe, Brad Wilcox, and Wendy Wang explain the ‘success sequence,’ or the three norms that millennials can follow to reach the middle class and avoid poverty. Wilcox is a visiting scholar at AEI and a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, where Wang is the director of research. Rowe is the CEO of Public Prep, the nation’s only non-profit network that develops tuition-free Pre-K and single-sex elementary and middle schools. Wilcox and Wang co-authored a report titled, “The millennial success sequence: Marriage, kids, and the ‘success sequence’ among young adults.” Rowe joined the co-authors for the report’s launch event at AEI. The links below will take you to the full report as well as the video from the report’s launch event.

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On this week’s episode of Banter, Heather Boushey and Doug Holtz-Eakin discuss paid family and medical leave. Boushey serves as the executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and Holtz-Eakin serves as president of American Action Forum. Boushey and Holtz-Eakin participated in the AEI-Brookings Working Group on Paid Family Leave organized by AEI resident scholar Aparna Mathur and the Brookings Institution’s Isabel Sawhill. The working group produced a report titled, “Paid Family and Medical Leave: An Issue Whose Time Has Come.” The links below will take you to the full report as well as the video from the report’s launch event.

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