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Trump’s no longer president, which means the work has only begun. But, How Did We Get Here? With your host, Cara Zelaya, Daily Kos will take you on a four-part conversation over one specific issue, all from a progressive perspective. We will highlight how our government has created a broken system, who that system disproportionately affects, and how we can counteract and move forward towards a more fair society.

Daily Kos is the nation’s largest media and activism hub, reaching millions of readers each month, making it the most engaged community in progressive activism. With our new weekly podcast, How Did We Get Here, we take it a step further. Join us every Friday for news that you can do something about.

Daily Kos' How Did We Get Here‪?‬ Cara Zelaya

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Trump’s no longer president, which means the work has only begun. But, How Did We Get Here? With your host, Cara Zelaya, Daily Kos will take you on a four-part conversation over one specific issue, all from a progressive perspective. We will highlight how our government has created a broken system, who that system disproportionately affects, and how we can counteract and move forward towards a more fair society.

Daily Kos is the nation’s largest media and activism hub, reaching millions of readers each month, making it the most engaged community in progressive activism. With our new weekly podcast, How Did We Get Here, we take it a step further. Join us every Friday for news that you can do something about.

    The Biggest Misconceptions Surrounding Bankruptcy and Student Debt

    The Biggest Misconceptions Surrounding Bankruptcy and Student Debt

    Student debt was stripped of bankruptcy and other financial protections. Why is that? How did it get this way?

    In the third episode of How Did We Get Here? Cara delves into the lack of financial protections for student loans with Alan Collinge from Student Loan Justice. 

    • 13 min
    Student Debt is a Racial Justice Issue

    Student Debt is a Racial Justice Issue

    Student debt disproportionately affects first-generation students of color. Why is that? How did it get this way?

    In the second episode of How Did We Get Here? Cara delves into the problems of who controls wealth in America, discusses the racial disparities of the issue, and how student debt cancellation is a social-justice issue.

    • 10 min
    The Generational Divide Behind Student Debt

    The Generational Divide Behind Student Debt

    Student debt is a controversial issue even among the most progressive Democrats. Why is that? How did it get this way? 

    In the first episode of How Did We Get Here? Cara asks her friends about their student debt stories, discusses the generational divide behind the issue, and how for-profit colleges have worsened this crisis. 

    • 16 min
    How Did We Get Here? - Trailer

    How Did We Get Here? - Trailer

    Trump’s no longer president, which means the work has only begun. But, How Did We Get Here? With your host, Cara Zelaya, Daily Kos will take you on a four-part conversation over one specific issue, all from a progressive perspective. We will highlight how our government has created a broken system, who that system disproportionately affects, and how we can counteract and move forward towards a more fair society.

    Join us every Friday for news that you can do something about.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Brooklyn CannaCook ,

Progressives agree

Cancelling student-loan debt would boost the entire economy.
As host Cara Zeleya says:
"...and especially after coming off of 4 years of Donald Trump?
I don't know about you
but I'm personally invested in making sure
that we have
as educated a populous
as possible."

JDJD91 ,

The best

All I can say is that I was mad when the first episode ended because I wanted more! Well structured, thoroughly researched, and thoughtfully presented. But it’s Cara, so none of that is a surprise. 10/10 will keep listening!

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tackling the issue the right way

Too often, conversations about the student debt crisis focuses solely on bashing the choices of student borrowers. In the first episode, Zelaya begins to explore just how those choices were made, and under what circumstances. Looking forward to the rest of the episodes on this topic, and for what comes next!

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