If you have a job and you get sick, what do you do? Stay home and take a sick day, right? What if you don't get sick days? 40% of the American workforce, many of them low-wage workers, have no paid time off for illness. If you want to be paid, you've got to go to work. Some say sick pay should be mandated by law. Many businesses say such a mandate would be a costly burden. What do you think?
When David Boone was homeless and 15, he'd sleep on the wooden bleachers in a Cleveland park. And the next day he'd be in school. In a district where dropouts are common, Boone stayed. He's a junior at Harvard now and has a co-op job with Microsoft next spring. He'll be with us on The Sound of Ideas along with students and graduates from around the region, to talk about staying in school when dropping out is common. Hosted by Mike McIntyre.
Millions of families have lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender parents. On today's show, we will talk about unique challenges -- perhaps dealing with prejudice and discrimination or the stress that can cause -- and how these families cope and thrive. And what about the issues families confront when straight parents learn their child is gay or questioning their gender? We'll explore all this and more.
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