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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 'University of Everywhere'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kevin Carey, director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation, looks at changes in college education (rising cost, debt, moocs) and what that means for the future.

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The Takeaway

Student Debt: Striking Back Against Banks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This year, student loan debt reached a new high in the United States, inching up to a whopping $1.16 trillion. Now some are pushing back with a "debt strike."

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The Takeaway

Proposal Looks to Ease the Burden of Student Debt

Monday, June 09, 2014

President Obama is issuing an executive order today ensuring that young people who take out federal loans have their loan payments capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes. 

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Schoolbook

Bronx Seniors Bracing for Steep Cost of College

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For a group of honors students at one of the last big high schools in New York City, getting into college wasn't the problem. The struggle is how to pay for it. 

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The Takeaway

The Hard Reality of the Cost of College

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It’s college admissions season and high school seniors are figuring out which schools they want to attend—and if they can afford to go to them. What students can do to improve their financial literacy and limit their debt.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | February 20, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Since the foreclosure crisis, a growing number of specialty firms known as servicers have emerged...Could student loan debt be having adverse affects on the housing market? Housing experts say that fewer young people are buying homes and even for those who are trying, they are having a hard time getting loans...The men's hockey semifinals begin this weekend in Sochi, and the United States will face off against Canada, Sweden and Finland. As the world’s greatest players take to the ice, what chance does the U.S. stand?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

College Competition and Student Loan Debt

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Laura Newland examines the hypercompetitive battle for internships and the economic pressures—student loans, the daunting cost of graduate degrees, high unemployment—at the nation’s elite universities. She argues that these economic pressures have fueled a Wall Street recruiting machine that is winning over the best and the brightest. In Chasing Zeroes: The Rise of Student Debt, the Fall of the College Ideal, and One Overachiever’s Misguided Pursuit of Success, she writes about her own experiences with college debt and the lure of finance, and looks at higher education and the tension between ambition and debt.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

College Competition and Costs; Random Family; E. L. Doctorow; Microbeads in the Ocean; Diving in Gowanus Canal

Thursday, January 30, 2014

On today’s show: Laura Newland describes the intense competition to get admitted to the country’s top colleges and the pressures she faced on campus. Adrian Nicole LeBlanc talks about Random Family for this month’s Leonard Lopate Show Book Club. E. L. Doctorow discusses his latest novel, Andrew’s Brain. Find out how the microbeads that are found in many of our soaps, shampoos, and other household products stay in our water long after they’ve been washed down the drain. And we’ll talk to a man who swam in the Gowanus Canal last weekend.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Assessing the Value of College

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Jeffrey Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, and author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, assesses the value of a college education.

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Schoolbook

Is College the Answer? A Look at Higher Ed Landscape

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

All families immersed in the college application process: this is a must-listen item. Journalists who cover higher education tell WNYC of the challenges facing this generation, including rising tuitions, burdensome student debt and poor job prospects upon graduation. If that's not enough to depress you, there's even an interactive graphic that allows you to compare the cost of college when you attended with current costs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Educating for Tomorrow, America U.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The future of American education at the postsecondary level. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Takeaway

Private Colleges: Not Much Bang for Your Buck

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The education system costs way more than it should, and doesn’t work nearly as well as it should, says a new report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

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The Takeaway

The More You Know, the Less You Owe

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student debt, and without the proper financial knowledge this debt will only increase over time. In order to find a solution to this problem, we must start at the source: high school students.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Student Loan Rate Changes Explained

Monday, July 02, 2012

Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation, discusses the deal struck in Washington to drop student loan rates and why grace periods disappeared yesterday.

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The Takeaway

Have Student Loans? Move Here

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Brain drain is a common curse. To combat it, cities across America are offering to pay some or all of graduates student loans if they live and work in that city. Some are even offering tax breaks to retain an educated workforce.

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It's A Free Country ®

Conservative or Liberal, Latino Youth are 'Meh' on 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Young Latino voters are often discouraged by Congress’ inaction on immigration reform and other issues concerning youth in general, such as student loans.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Student Loans, Congressional Dinner and 2012 Politics

Monday, April 30, 2012

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, and Josh Mitchell, correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, talk about how student loans have become a big political issue, and the weekend's news.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Should We Be Scared of $1 Trillion in Student Loans?

Friday, April 27, 2012

May 1 is the deadline for millions of high school seniors to choose where they will go to college in the fall.  To pay for it, many will take out thousands of dollars in student loans, only adding to the country’s more than $1 trillion in existing student debt. All this debt is having enormous consequences on economic growth.  Could student loans be the next financial bubble?

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It's A Free Country ®

After Losing Faith, Young Voters Warming to Obama

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

President Obama’s Jimmy Fallon appearance provided a rare political opportunity: managing to look hip and accessible while maintaining total message discipline. But how much will slow jamming his talking points help Obama reinvigorate young supporters?

That’s unclear for now, but he’s got some momentum in his favor, according to a poll of Millennials out this week from Harvard’s Institute of Politics.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Money U: Student Loans in Deferment or Forbearance

Monday, March 12, 2012

Anya Kamenetz, senior writer for Fast Company, discusses a recent report from the NY Fed on student loans that found nearly half of loans in deferment or forbearance, and gives advice on paying off those kinds of loans. Kamenetz is the author of DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and Generation Debt: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, No Benefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers--And How to Fight Back.

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