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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the student loan debt crisis in the US. Americans owe over $1.65 trillion dollars in student loans.

Your Call: Student movements making waves

Jan 7, 2016
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  On the January 7th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss student movements sweeping the nation. 

On the Oct. 12, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Richard Arum, author of Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates.

Plus, you can call in for a Workover--Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I usually can be of at least modest help.




On the August 27th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll open up the lines to answer your questions about the best options to pay for college. The average college graduate owes almost $30,000 in student debt. At the same time, tuition is up and families’ incomes are down. Which student loans offer the safest repayment options and lowest interest rates? What are the responsibilities of a co-signer? What questions do you have about student loans? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.


Your Call: How are students paying for college?

Apr 22, 2014

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the underlying reasons for the rising cost of higher education. According to the College Board, over the past 30 years, average tuition at a four-year public college has risen by more than 250 percent, while family income has gone up only 16 percent. So how are families and students paying for college? What role should the federal government play to make college affordable? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Today on Your Call: Why are Americans in so much debt?

Mar 25, 2013

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about student debt, which has surpassed $1 trillion, exceeding the total amount Americans are carrying on their credit cards. The average college graduate has more than $25,000 in student debt. With jobs hard to find, how are they coping? And who's making money off of student debt? Join us at 10 or email  What's your student debt story? And what are the solutions? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.