Just in time for the mid-term elections, President Joe Biden announced his executive action to extend the current student loan payment pause until January and forgive up to $20,000 of debt. It’s a compromise between the full forgiveness pushed for years by progressive Democrats and the inflationary concerns of moderate Democrats and conservative Republicans. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce gets an assessment for what’s in the student loan forgiveness plan, who qualifies, and what it might do for current and future Native college students with Carmen Lopez (Navajo), executive director of College Horizons and Graduate Horizons, and Carrie Billy (Navajo), CEO of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.
Break 1 Music: Go My Son (ill Franklyn Remix) (single) Ill Franklyn (artist)
Break 2 music: Tataria (song) Gabriel Ayala (artist) Shades of Blue (album)