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ILLUSTRATION BY BRANDON RAYGO

Is the student debt issue a national crisis? Where is the national rise in student debt coming from? And what should we do about it?

These were some of the questions at hand at October's Cap Times Talk on student loan debt. In this episode of the Cost of Opportunity, we're bringing you a recording of that panel disucssion, moderated by Cap Times investigative reporter and podcast host Katelyn Ferral.

The panelists included:

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  • Ellie Bruecker, a doctoral student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
  • Analiese Eicher, the program director at the liberal research group One Wisconsin Now
  • Derek Kindle, office of student financial aid director at UW-Madison
  • Brad O’Brien, financial education manager at GreenPath Financial Wellness

You'll also be able to hear this conversation on our new podcast, which will bring you recordings of all our monthly Cap Times Talks.

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