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Student loan forgiveness; fighting hunger locally; "Hey Mama!" campaign; The Move

Nearly 40% of student loan payers are helping someone else pay off their student loans, a new study found.
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Nearly 40% of student loan payers are helping someone else pay off their student loans, a new study found.

As President Biden faces pressure to make a decision regarding student loan forgiveness, he is set to make an official announcement sometime later this summer. The current student loan payment pause will expire right before Labor Day.

A new analysis by LendingTree's Student Loan Hero found that loan forgiveness would result in nearly a million Florida student loan borrowers having their entire student debt portfolios eliminated.

Guest: Michael Kitchen, student debt policy and higher education expert, senior managing editor, Student Loan Hero.

Fighting hunger locally

The Junior League of Jacksonville will convene its members, community partners and others invested in the fight against hunger in a community conversation. The goal is to provide feedback to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health taking place in September.

Guests:

"Hey, Mama!" campaign 

This summer, a new campaign called “Hey Mama” aims to raise awareness about infant mortality.

Guest: Faye Johnson, CEO, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition.

The Move

Cre8Jax publishes a biweekly list of the best events and places to check out around town. In our new, biweekly segment "The Move," Catalina Selvagn gives us a breakdown of the best things to do in Jax.

Guest: Catalina Selvagn, local multimedia personality.

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Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.