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July 22, 2014:Blair Horner, Farouk Abdullah, State Senator George Latimer, Brian Nearing


Seventy percent of today’s college students graduate with a baccalaureate degree and a little something extra:  an average of $29,400 dollars of debt.  Over the last ten years student debt has quadrupled, topping $1 trillion.   Need help with your debt?  Blair Horner and Farouk Abdullah of the New York Public Interest Research Group give  tips to help you manage your school loans.

Politics in New York State is a little like the weather in New England; if you don’t like it, wait 15 minutes.  Last Friday I spoke with Democratic State Senator George Latimer who at the time didn’t have a Republican challenger.  Since that interview, the situation has changed for the freshman incumbent.

Reporter Brian Nearing of the Albany Times Union  discusses the oil train controversy, and how residents of Albany who live near the Port feel about it.  You can read his story here:


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