Covid Fall Wave, New Booster Shots. Also, Student Debt Relief: What to Know.

Thursday_673x324 12pmTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
PROGRAM # 9740 12:00 PM PT

Covid Fall Wave, New Booster Shots. Colorado’s Covid hospitalizations dropped during the summer, but Denver’s public health department is warning that infections will increase during the fall. In other news, the federal government suspended the program of sending free Covid-19 testing kits to people around the US because Congress hasn’t authorized more funding. In more news, federal health authorities authorized updated Covid booster shots that target Omicron subvariants, ahead of a fall or winter surge. These and other news are discussed with a top representative of Colorado state’s health system.

Guest: Vanessa Bernal, Spokesperson, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, CO

Student Debt Relief: What to Know.

The White House has announced a plan for student loan relief that is expected to benefit about half of all Latino borrowers. Now that the program has arrived, the FTC has issued a warning about student loan scams and advises borrowers to take safety steps. How will this plan impact Coloradans? How to get the student loans forgiven? What to know about the repayments? How to protect against scams?

Guest: Karlett Eguiluz, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Client Service, Metropolitan State University-Denver, Denver, CO.

Photo: U.S. Department of Education via Facebook

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