student loan

Debtors Issues: Student Loan Debt and other Debtor Issues. Guest: Leon Bayer, a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal  Specialization of the State Bar. Listeners with questions for Chuck and/or Leon Bayer, please call 415-841-4134. Also, tonight, June 25, is our regular once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights is on-the-air, we invite you to call our off-air number with questions on any law topic attorneys there are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for your private consultation, from 7 to 8 pm. 

1:1 Fund

Carl Rist is behind a local effort called 1:1 Fund. It combines social networking and crowd funding techniques to help low-income students save for college. The 1:1 fund is a project of the Corporation for Enterprise Development, or CFED, and Rist is executive director of the project. He spoke with KALW’s Holly Kernan.

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Louis Hyman, author of Borrow: The American Way of Debt, and Gary Rivlin, author of Broke, USA. Last year, Americans were $2 trillion in debt. The average American owes more than $15,000 in credit card debt alone. How did we get here? Join us at 10 or email When did this crisis begin? And how can we get out of it? How much debt do you carry? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.