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In Debt, Out of Options

Georgia has the most average federal student debt of any state in the country. How is this affecting not only borrowers, but the state of Georgia’s higher education offerings and its job market? We dig into student debt with a panel of guests: Emory University economist Tom Smith; financial coach Latasha Kinnard of Start Young Financial; Betsy Mayotte of American Student Assistance; Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary; Chris Hicks of Jobs With Justice and Georgia Tech student Stanley Lewis.

Full Show - March 30, 2015




Today's Show Segments

Last week, we talked about the origins of Georgia's street names and we asked you to share any interesting stories about streets in your area. Here are your First Thoughts!



When politicians hit the campaign trail and use legislative examples in other states to drive their points home, they should consult the Washington Post’s “insultability index” first. The paper came up with a formula to determine “the extent to which you can mock that state without repercussions.” Washington Post reporter Philip Bump joins host Celeste Headlee to talk about the metrics the paper used that landed Georgia on top of the index.



Georgia has the most average federal student debt of any state in the country. How is this affecting not only borrowers, but the state of Georgia’s higher education offerings and its job market? We dig into student debt with a panel of guests:
-Georgia Tech student Stanley Lewis.
-Emory University economist Tom Smith
-Financial coach Latasha Kinnard of Start Young Financial
-Betsy Mayotte of American Student Assistance
-Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary
-Chris Hicks of Jobs With Justice