July 2013

PBS Newshour: Assessing the Substance and Symbolism of Obama's Africa Trip and Outreach

How was President Barack Obama received on his three-country tour of Africa, and did he succeed in what he set out to accomplish? Gwen Ifill gets views from Chris Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute, Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy Studies and Mwangi Kimenyi of the Africa Growth Initiative.

 

PBS Newshour: Student Loan Rates Double; What Are Long-Term Solutions for High College Debt?

Effective July 1, subsidized Stafford loan rates doubled from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, increasing costs for lower- to middle-income students. Gwen Ifill talks to New America Foundation's Kevin Carey and Anne Johnson of the Center for American Progress on whether Congress will propose long-term solutions to curb growing college debt.