Tuition Trouble: The Economic and Social Costs of Rising Student Debt

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Nov 12, 2018 10:00 pm
  • 14:36 mins

Guest: Julie Margetta Morgan, Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute Americans currently owe $1.5 trillion in student debt. That’s a lot of money. But in the scheme of things, borrowing money to get a college degree is a good investment, isn’t it? A college degree leads to a better job and higher salary. Well, detailed analysis of student loan debt across the country suggests those assumptions are flawed. Would you be surprised to learn that the heaviest student debt burdens fall on those with the lowest income levels?

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Finding Life in Space in Analogue Environments on Earth

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Guest: Morgan Leigh Cable, Technologist in the Instrument Systems Implementation and Concepts Section at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Hollywood’s gotten very creative over the years envisioning what extraterrestrial life might actually look and sound like. Astrobiologists, though, think that if we do find life in space it will probably won’t wave a tentacle or speak an alien language. It’ll be way more subtle. And NASA scientist Morgan Cable is making it her job to pick up those signals when they come. Cable works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena where she played a role on the Cassini Mission to Saturn. Her job also takes her to some of the harshest conditions on planet Earth, where she looks for clues about just what kind of life might be able to survive in space.

Guest: Morgan Leigh Cable, Technologist in the Instrument Systems Implementation and Concepts Section at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Hollywood’s gotten very creative over the years envisioning what extraterrestrial life might actually look and sound like. Astrobiologists, though, think that if we do find life in space it will probably won’t wave a tentacle or speak an alien language. It’ll be way more subtle. And NASA scientist Morgan Cable is making it her job to pick up those signals when they come. Cable works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena where she played a role on the Cassini Mission to Saturn. Her job also takes her to some of the harshest conditions on planet Earth, where she looks for clues about just what kind of life might be able to survive in space.

What Could Google Look Like in Censored China

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Guest: Rory Truex, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Department of Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University Eight years ago, Google took its search engine offline in China because the company didn’t want to comply with China’s censorship rules. Since then, Google has been secretly developing a version of its search engine that would satisfy the Chinese government’s demands. More than a thousand Google employees signed a letter protesting the project on ethical grounds. But Google’s CEO says the search engine would provide better information for Chinese citizens. In moving back into the Chinese market, is Google going back on its motto, "Don't Be Evil?"

Guest: Rory Truex, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Department of Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University Eight years ago, Google took its search engine offline in China because the company didn’t want to comply with China’s censorship rules. Since then, Google has been secretly developing a version of its search engine that would satisfy the Chinese government’s demands. More than a thousand Google employees signed a letter protesting the project on ethical grounds. But Google’s CEO says the search engine would provide better information for Chinese citizens. In moving back into the Chinese market, is Google going back on its motto, "Don't Be Evil?"