Politics

4:20am

Fri August 21, 2015
It's All Politics

Fact Check: Is Refinancing Student Debt Really Good Policy?

Originally published on Fri August 21, 2015 9:06 pm

Students protest the rising costs of college loans in Los Angeles in 2012. Citing bank bailouts, the protesters called for student debt cancellations.
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Student loans have become an issue in the presidential campaign, especially on the Democratic side. And it's no wonder. There are more than 40 million Americans with some $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loan debt.

But people who study education finance say one widely popular proposal to help lessen the debt load may not be as good as it seems.

The first problem: the debt load

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7:24pm

Thu August 20, 2015
Code Switch

With Its 100th Episode, Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Has Found Its Voice

Larry Wilmore is the host of The Nightly Show, a satirical news show that airs on Comedy Central.
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Though Larry Wilmore had always hoped to be a performer, his early career was as a comedy writer. He wrote for shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and In Living Color, and created The Bernie Mac Show. He moved in front of the camera as The Daily Show's "senior black correspondent" in 2006. So when Stephen Colbert ended The Colbert Report last year, Comedy Central tapped Wilmore to host the replacement show.

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7:08pm

Thu August 20, 2015
Code Switch

Reporting Post-Ferguson: A Journey To 'Very Dark Places'

Originally published on Sat August 22, 2015 5:08 am

Trymaine Lee reports in Ferguson in August 2014.
Courtesy of Trymaine Lee

The year since Michael Brown died in Ferguson, Mo., several confrontations between African-Americans and police have become national stories. Often, black journalists have been leading the coverage on these incidents and the steady trickle of them have taken a psychological toll. Many of them shared their experiences with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team.

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5:22pm

Thu August 20, 2015
It's All Politics

Iran Lobbying Battle Heats Up On The Airwaves

Originally published on Thu August 20, 2015 5:49 pm

5:22pm

Thu August 20, 2015
Health

How Well Do War And Women's Health Mix?

Originally published on Thu August 20, 2015 5:23 pm

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