WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Looming Loans & Scary Stats: A Student Loan Debt "Bubble" ?

The statistics on student loans are scary: Student debt skyrocketed to more than $867 billion last year, and nearly 15 percent of borrowers defaulted. Tuition is rising steadily amid a weakened economy and an 8.3% unemployment rate. The rising debt load has led to warnings of a student debt "bubble" akin to the housing mortgage loan crisis. But many experts say the real picture isn’t as grim as the headlines. Kojo explores what’s behind the numbers, plans to combat student debt, and how we’re rethinking paying for college.

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Texas Bookseller Picks 3 Summer Reads

Julia Green of Front Street Books recommends Moonlight on Linoleum by Terry Helwig, City of Women by David R. Gillham and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
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He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
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For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

Donald Trump promises to help bring jobs and security to black neighborhoods. But his poll numbers with African-Americans are in the low single digits, and many say his message is insulting.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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