Student loan freeze, Nurse shortage

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In this June 20, 2019, photo a student works in the library at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. Those who graduate college with student loans owe close to $30,000 on average, according to the most recent data from the Institute for College Access & Success. AP Photo/Steve Helber

A financial analyst explores the ramifications of the ongoing student loan freeze and whether more debt could be forgiven. Then, we tackle Wisconsin’s shortage of nurses with the help of a nursing professor.

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  • COVID freeze on student loan payments likely to continue

    Student loan payments have been suspended for two years over two presidential administrations. The pause is likely to be extended again. A financial expert explains why the student loan freeze continues, and whether the Biden administration will take any steps to forgive the $1.6 trillion dollars Americans have in student loan debt.

  • Combating Wisconsin's shortage of nurses

    The Wisconsin Hospital Association released its latest annual health care workforce report. We look at just how severe the state’s nursing shortage has gotten and how to reduce the problem.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Travis Hornsby Guest
  • Jennifer Doering Guest

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