Students Mired in Loan Debt.
The U.S. Department of Education will cancel $1.1 billion in student debt for thousands of borrowers. Who qualifies? The Biden administration has now canceled student debt for more than half a million borrowers, and, after extending the freeze on student loans until January, Biden is reviewing his legal authority to forgive student debt through executive action. Many in Congress and the college community are calling on Biden to use his executive power to cancel at least $50,000 for each student in debt. A top leader of Latino colleges gives his perspective and discusses the back-to-school plans amid Covid concerns.
Guests: Antonio Flores, Executive Director, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – HACU, San Antonio, TX.
California Recall Election.
Nearly two million ballots have already been cast in the California recall election and thousands more are on the way every day. What are the charges against Gov. Gavin Newsom? Why is this Republican challenge so close in a Democratic state? Who are the top gubernatorial candidates? What is at stake for the state and the nation?
Guest: Fernando Guerra, Professor of Political Sciences and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.
Infrastructure Bill: What’s Next.
After passing key votes in the House, a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and a $3.5 trillion Democratic budget plan are now heading for a vote on the floor in one month. Meanwhile, Democratic leaders have the difficult task of writing a massive social investing bill walking a tightrope between the conservative and progressive wings of the party.
Guest: José López Zamorano, News Reporter, Washington, DC.
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