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President Biden forgives student debt; Jacksonville riverfront; India Independence Day; The Donna Foundation

Students protest the rising costs of college loans in Los Angeles in 2012. Citing bank bailouts, the protesters called for student debt cancellations.
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Students protest the rising costs of college loans in Los Angeles in 2012. Citing bank bailouts, the protesters called for student debt cancellations.

President Biden announced student loan debt relief on Wednesday for tens of millions of Americans, saying he would cancel $10,000 in debt for those earning less than $125,000 per year and $20,000 for those who had received Pell grants for low-income students. The debt forgiveness comes after months of deliberations in the White House over fairness and fears that it could exacerbate inflation before the midterm elections.

Guests:

Jacksonville riverfront

A new plan to activate Jacksonville’s downtown riverfront is in motion. The project aims to attract more popularity to the downtown area.

Guests:

India Independence Day

India observed its Independence Day on Aug. 15th and now the Indian Cultural Society community invites you to celebrate with them this Saturday at Bolles Middle School. There will be several activities including a talent show, singing and a cultural showcase.

Guests:

  • Lokesh Sharma, event director, Indian Cultural Society.
  • Sandhya Hawaldar, youth committee mentor and talent show director, Indian Cultural
    Society.

The Donna Foundation

The DONNA Foundation announced a partnership with Destination Marathons LLC, for the 2023 DONNA Marathon Weekend early next year.

Guest: Amanda Napolitano, executive director, The DONNA Foundation.

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