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Debt Awareness

Debt in the Crosshairs

April 25, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Debt is the word of the moment.

While most of the focus lately is on government debt, little attention has been paid to the financial burdens many ordinary people are facing.

From ‘zombie debt”, to predatory lending, to payday loans, M+I host Sonya Green talks with four experts – including a victim of shading lending practices – about the impacts of debt on working people.

Download the interview: KBCS_Music+Ideas_2013-04-25_Debt_Awareness

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Resources mentioned during the interview:

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

WashingtonLawHelp.org

Guests:

Director of Statewide Poverty Action Network, Marcy Bowers
http://povertyaction.org

Attorney at the Northwest Justice Center, Julia Kellison
http://nwjustice.org

Director of Media Relations at Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions, Bruce McClary
http://www.clearpointcreditcounselingsolutions.org

Sally DeLeon – a person who has been a victim of shady practices in the debt industry