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KBOO 90.7 FM Debt Correspondent

Added on by Zachary Gough.

Recently, I've taken on the role of debt correspondent to KBOO's evening News Program. 

Student debt in America has surpassed $1.2 trillion dollars, or more than the total amount of hard cash in circulation in the entire american economy. In other words, in order to completely pay off everyone’s student debt in cash, it would require every single printed bill in circulation. That’s everything in my pocket, your pocket, everything in every till of every grocery store across the country. So, If you’re not sure how you’re ever going to pay off your student debts, you are not a loan. 

Student debt has surpassed 1.2 trillion dollars in the US. On average, students in Oregon graduate with 25 to 27 thousand dollars in loans. But PSU students have been partnering with the Working Families Party to find a viable solution.