Interview With Lieutenant Governor Candidate Mandela Barnes, Many Wisconsin High School Students Are Not Filling Out FAFSA, Gubernatorial Candidates Give Their Stance On Taxes

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This Nov. 14, 2014, photo, shows Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., holding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, during an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Filling out the FAFSA application is a key first step for college-bound students in order to get financial aid for college. We talk to a guest who found that the majority of seniors at more than 100 high schools in Wisconsin did not fill out the application. We also break down what both of the gubernatorial candidates have said about their views on taxes. And we hear from Mandela Barnes, democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.

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Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Mandela Barnes Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Guest
  • Shawn Johnson Guest