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Rosa Clemente

Community organizer and independent journalist, Rosa Clemente  was a keynote speaker at the Washington State Faculty of Color Conference earlier this month.

Parts 1 & 2 – Rosa Clemente explains what people of color face in academia

Part 3 & 4 – Rosa Clemente speaks about the history of the US/Puerto Rico relationship and how this plays out in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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How Local College Students Pay for School

Student loan debt hangs over borrowers with no chance of reprieve. Many try to avoid loans like the plague, but find it’s not always possible due to the rising costs of higher education. KBCS reporter David Joseph talks with students about how they pay for college.

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New York’s Plan to Make College Free

YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with investigative reporter Jay Gabriel about details associated with New York state’s new kind of scholarship program that aims to make college free. Find out the unique way New York is giving students a hand paying for college.

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Homeless but not Hopeless; Riding the Bus to a Better Future

The bus is a means to a better life for Al Brown. Brown is homeless but not hopeless. He has been homeless for years but that has not determined his outlook on life. Brown is a college student who depends on the bus to move him towards a better future. Whitney Henry-Lester brings us Al’s dispatch alongside Seattle PI photographer, Grant Hindsley. Grant spent the day with Al and captured his commute in photos.

Click here for more What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatch stories.