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"ashleigh harrington" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Of december. Good as always to have long everybody. It took months for congress to get around to doing something for this economy. Nine hundred billion dollars as you know is where they landed one of the biggest relief packages ever yes but it is a truth universally acknowledged that a nine hundred billion not going to be enough to fix the economic damage being done and she a lot of new help in that. Bill doesn't last much farther out than early. April so marketplace's. Sabrina short gets us going with where the candidate has been kicked is gonna land which is to say our short-to-medium term future do not get cart. Spalding started on government aid. Those one time six hundred dollar stimulus checks water. Six hundred dollars really gonna do for an individual at this point. Nothing as a drop in the bucket for closing our academy down for half a year or spalding co owns katmandu's bar and grill in michigan's upper peninsula. He is going to apply for the next round of paycheck protection program money but he says last time was not enough. We're losing probably will one hundred thousand dollars in revenues will over that. How what do you think that does to me. My family and more importantly by employees were sitting out there struggling right now not paying their bills. Some of them are trying to get food stamps. But the nine hundred billion dollars does include a lot special access to food. Stamps extended for six months three hundred dollars. Extra federal unemployment assistance through march pandemic unemployment assistance into april. All with a vaccine rolling out this is a lot of firepower and it would not surprise me if this is all going to end up being needed. Michael strain is with the american enterprise institute we can have an unemployment rate in the five to six percent range by this summer but if history is any guide unemployment rates will still be higher than that. Among lower income minority workers ashleigh harrington is with the center for responsible lending. There are some businesses that closed. That may never reopen right. There are some jobs that are never going to come back and so it doesn't mean when we do officially get the virus under control that the damage won't still be there president by his promised more relief once he's in office but timing were. Congress is concerned is unpredictable. Diane buck directs the institute for policy research at northwestern and says the most recent delays have been costly. What we've seen ecorse in the last couple of weeks is increasingly desperate situations especially for low income families and if that desperation means another stimulus is needed as soon as this one ends well. Human desperation didn't really get congress to move quickly this last time around in new york. I'm sabrina sure for marketplace. Say all the time. That consumers are the backbone of this economy. Because you know they are with that in mind. Here is the macroeconomic quote of the day. Today consumers assessment of current conditions deteriorated sharply in december as the resurgence of covid. Nineteen remains a drag on confidence. That was lynn franco. She's with a group called the conference board. They put out surveys every month of how we are all feeling about things and the answer really is not good however feeling gives franko went on to say consumers do not foresee the economy gaining any significant momentum in early twenty twenty one so that of course though on wall street today some new record is.
"ashleigh harrington" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"A college degree is an investment that pays off for a lot of students most students to be honest with you. But for most black college students that payoff comes not without some risk a year after graduating black people are twice as likely to be unemployed as their white peers. And that makes alongside all the various structural economic disadvantages that black people have like housing policies in hiring discrimination. For instance, it makes student debt another burden. We're talking about ways to make this economy work better for everybody ended on the program and today it is student loans. Ashleigh Harrington is senior counsel at the Center for responsible lending extra coming on. Thanks so much could you do me a favor and just sort of level said here put Student debt and student loans into con into the context of the the racial wealth gap in this economy well as I'm sure you know we have now topped one point seven trillion for almost forty five, million Americans who are struggling with student debt. But the crisis is really being felt the brunt of it by black Americans lack borrowers are more likely to borrow to borrow more anti. Struggling repayment and you know most folks when they get ready to go to college in their kids to college, they're relying on homeownership stocks, all the things that make up wealth as security, which unfortunately, as we know, black families have about a tenth of the wealth of white families. Meanwhile, you have to go to college these days because all of the jobs are requiring post-secondary credentials. Let's talk actually a little bit more about the back end does a college education and accumulating all that debt does it pay off for Black Americans? The same way it pays off economically for White Americans it actually doesn't pay off the same way, but it's still necessary. You need that credential in order to move along in the workforce to hopefully move up and income but when you. Look at the income gap most black folks have to get a secondary degree to even an advanced degree. If they want the same income that Y folks get with just a bachelor's degree and that is directly the result of the fact that black families have not been able to build the wealth that white families have over the course of centuries in decades is there a way? That black borrowers in higher education specifically. But but writ large in your you know larger corporate hat here. Is there way they can be supported that will get them to where we all need to be. Absolutely, the first thing that we have to start with is there has to be some level of cancelation Sierra just last year did a report where we found that even at ten thousand dollars of across the board universal cancellation you have a profound impact on the borrowers who are struggling the most. So now that we're in this even worse economic situation, we're calling for twenty thousand dollars at least of universal debt cancellation, and again, that would have a disproportionate impact on bars of color, but then we also talk about. Ways to fix the student loan repayment system itself I don't know if you know this guy but there right now five plus income based repayment plans a number of other plant. It's a nightmare to navigate for Bo borrowers and services. There should be one income based repayment plan that is open to all borrowers including parent plus borrowers, and one other piece about it s really important is it should be a fifteen year repayment term Jimmy favor wooden and take off your Your Analytical Problem Solving had here for a second. Answer this. Well No, you're right. You're look I I asked the question you gave me the answer and and look this is this is your and this goes to the question right? Because this is where you've spent your right. You've been at center first blending you've been United Negro College Fund you've worked on these issues and what I want to know is when did you realize that racism in education and how we pay for it is systemic? while. I mean I. I think it since I've been sort of responsible lending in my time at UNC was also helpful I. Think you have to think about it in context. So we have the Higher Education Act Nineteen, sixty five when that wasn't acted the pill granite self covered over seventy percent of cost of one year of college at a public institution. Now it covers. Less. Than thirty percent. That's one chew after the great recession when Wednesday governments were tightening their belt the first place they look to cut their budgets wasn't higher education. meaning that as more blackeyed, we're going to college. They were also facing more of the burden and ever before of paying for college. Do you think it's fixable. I think it's fixable with a commitment targeted investment in recognition that this is something that was created by federal policies, it's a federal system, and therefore it can be fixed by federal policies. There's many things that have to be done to close the racial wealth gap beyond to fixing our broken higher education student loan repayment system but this is definitely a part of that. Actually. Harrington at the Center for responsible lending. Thank you so much time and your insights I really appreciate. Thank you. I appreciate it. Have a good one. As Ashley pointed out, there are a lot of things we have to do to close the racial wealth gap in this economy we did an hour long special about some of those ideas. It's airing on some local public radio stations and you can hear it online, of course, it marketplace or check out the the economy now what?.
"ashleigh harrington" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day
"There's a big question looming over the paycheck protection program. The Gut the federal government set up that aid. Money is not reaching business owners of color Wi- NPR's Daniel Kurtzer looked into it. The first time Rosemary Borja applied for the small business relief loans. It didn't go well. She needed a loan for Neko Creative Minneapolis based which has created ad campaigns for brands like the NCAA final four. So she went to her. Credit Union should reach. But eventually I got through to someone and they emailed me back saying they can't process them because they don't process. Sba Loan I wasn't aware of that. Then after trying and failing it to other banks she managed to find one that was accepting applications from new customers and she quickly applied but the next week. I I got an email from them saying you know. The money's running out and then now just going to prioritize their clients that had boroughs before the Bulla has applied there again during the second round of funding but hasn't heard back yet but she could use the money and fast. Her team is currently working through the pandemic without pay we have a healthy pipeline coming into this year. As soon as this came Dow- everything went on hold and then disappear. Lawmakers set aside thirty billion dollars for smaller lenders with an aim of helping business owners of color like Boba but a new report from the small business. Administration's Inspector General found that minority owned businesses may not have received loans as intended because the agency didn't tell lenders to prioritize those borrowers. The cares act had rules specifically laying this out the report also recommended that the agency collects demographic information going forward. An additional problem for these owners is that they are more likely to be sole proprietors in other words. Their businesses are owned by one person. According to Ashleigh Harrington Senior Policy Counsel at the Center for responsible lending we're talking about businesses of color. Most of them are very small businesses so their sole proprietorship or they have left teams. Leave in fact more likely to be a sole proprietorship in any of the other. Small businesses budget has six people on her team. And they're all contractors making her business one of one person sole proprietorships. Some of those were only allowed to apply for P. P. Funds one week after other businesses that put them in the back of the line to get the money which ran out quickly during the first round in addition relationships with banks matter according to Michael Roth. He's managing partner at next street which works with local governments on small business policy. Black and Hispanic owned businesses because of their lack of access to capital from banks and financial institutions and friends and family are far more likely to use personal funds to finance their businesses. And generally. That's run out of you know personal checking accounts that could be a problem for some businesses in the program because some banks would only loan to people with business accounts so owners without those. Were shut out. The boy says that if she doesn't get the funding it won't take her business down completely but it could make life harder. The main thing that we're on the verge of losing is our office space. Yeah we won't go out of business but it's already hurt the contractors who rely on her for income one of my team members and taken a job with Amazon for example but but with still pushing to get business in for now. She says they're working on a new project to make sure health information about corona virus can reach poor and immigrant communities as well as communities of Color Danielle Kurtz Laban NPR news..
Minority-Owned Small Businesses Were Supposed To Get Priority. They May Not Have
"There's a big question looming over the paycheck protection program. The Gut the federal government set up that aid. Money is not reaching business owners of color Wi- NPR's Daniel Kurtzer looked into it. The first time Rosemary Borja applied for the small business relief loans. It didn't go well. She needed a loan for Neko Creative Minneapolis based which has created ad campaigns for brands like the NCAA final four. So she went to her. Credit Union should reach. But eventually I got through to someone and they emailed me back saying they can't process them because they don't process. Sba Loan I wasn't aware of that. Then after trying and failing it to other banks she managed to find one that was accepting applications from new customers and she quickly applied but the next week. I I got an email from them saying you know. The money's running out and then now just going to prioritize their clients that had boroughs before the Bulla has applied there again during the second round of funding but hasn't heard back yet but she could use the money and fast. Her team is currently working through the pandemic without pay we have a healthy pipeline coming into this year. As soon as this came Dow- everything went on hold and then disappear. Lawmakers set aside thirty billion dollars for smaller lenders with an aim of helping business owners of color like Boba but a new report from the small business. Administration's Inspector General found that minority owned businesses may not have received loans as intended because the agency didn't tell lenders to prioritize those borrowers. The cares act had rules specifically laying this out the report also recommended that the agency collects demographic information going forward. An additional problem for these owners is that they are more likely to be sole proprietors in other words. Their businesses are owned by one person. According to Ashleigh Harrington Senior Policy Counsel at the Center for responsible lending we're talking about businesses of color. Most of them are very small businesses so their sole proprietorship or they have left teams. Leave in fact more likely to be a sole proprietorship in any of the other. Small businesses budget has six people on her team. And they're all contractors making her business one of one person sole proprietorships. Some of those were only allowed to apply for P. P. Funds one week after other businesses that put them in the back of the line to get the money which ran out quickly during the first round in addition relationships with banks matter according to Michael Roth. He's managing partner at next street which works with local governments on small business policy. Black and Hispanic owned businesses because of their lack of access to capital from banks and financial institutions and friends and family are far more likely to use personal funds to finance their businesses. And generally. That's run out of you know personal checking accounts that could be a problem for some businesses in the program because some banks would only loan to people with business accounts so owners without those. Were shut out. The boy says that if she doesn't get the funding it won't take her business down completely but it could make life harder. The main thing that we're on the verge of losing is our office space. Yeah we won't go out of business but it's already hurt the contractors who rely on her for income one of my team members and taken a job with Amazon for example but but with still pushing to get business in for now. She says they're working on a new project to make sure health information about corona virus can reach poor and immigrant communities as well as communities of Color
"ashleigh harrington" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"If the money's used to keep people on payrolls we've been covering the crush of demand for this new three hundred ten billion dollar round now. There's criticism that smaller and owned businesses did not get their fair share from the first round. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports. This should have been terrence. Dixon's big moment. He owns Tara Cafe in Baltimore and he'd just finished a new outdoor space with fake grass. An old delivery truck. He calls big blue serving as the bar. Right now we would be outside. You would have some music. The jerk chicken would be popping. This was it baby. This was it instead. Tara cafe is basically shutdown except for takeout Dickson has furloughed five of his twenty-three employees and used his savings to keep paying the rest. He's longtime customer of Bank of America so on the first day of the paycheck protection program. He called his banker. He says they want you to have a bank account. I say good I got you. He said they want you to have online banking good. I got you and they want you to have either a credit card or a credit line with them in order to get it that he didn't have he told me that it wouldn't work for me. I was literally stuck in my car for about forty minutes in silence. Dixon had come up against a big barrier for many black owned businesses to get the loans out quickly banks prioritized the customers they knew best which tended to be larger more established businesses. Ashleigh Harrington is with the center for responsible lending. If you're a business of color you have not historically had our relationship with banks you also because of that. You're not as aware of the program in how it works. And no one is like hand holding you through the process like they are the wealthier clients. There are banks that focus on lending to smaller and minority owned businesses in communities traditionally underserved by big banks but Lisa Mensa with opportunity. Finance Network says the first round of small business relief excluded them. This is a missed opportunity. You can't reach the clients if you don't reach their lenders. The second round of funding did earmark thirty billion dollars for smaller banks and credit unions with less than ten billion dollars in assets. That's about ninety seven percent of all banks and credit unions so it's still a crowded pool since terrence. Dixon was turned down. Bank of America opened applications to businesses without an existing line of credit. He's hoping he'll get approved before. The second round of money runs out in Baltimore. I'm Amy Scott for marketplace. Some big wireless. Internet carriers are extending grace periods during the emergency. It's not it's about. Not Cancelling service or charging late fees. Well into the summer marketplace's novus off. Oh has more initially. Hundreds of providers had agreed to voluntary concessions as Americans were stuck at home in millions. Lost Jobs but those concessions were set to expire in a couple of weeks attorneys general from nearly half of all. Us states sent a letter asking companies to extend their commitments until August. Now several major carriers have agreed but not that far into the future verizon. At and T. Comcast t mobile and Cox. Communications will continue their pandemic relief through June. Other carriers are expected to follow suit comcast and Cox also are opening up their networks of WIFI hotspots to everyone including non customers. These actions follow similar steps taken by many public utilities across the nation which have suspended shut offs for lack of payment. I'm Nova Safa for marketplace. A new wave of twelve hundred dollar stimulus checks are starting to land now. It's two groups. Mainly social security recipients who typically hadn't filed tax returns and those who went to the irs site get my payment input direct deposit info with global oil storage tanks full to the brim. The price of crude in New York is down eight and a half percent right now below. Twelve dollars a barrel. Dow and Nasdaq futures are all up in the one point. Three percent.
"ashleigh harrington" Discussed on The Schmidt List
"There I don't know if the perspectives that are just ready to go. And you're still a little bit but they have enough experience Swedish to hold their hand. Yeah I mean they don't exist. They're probably already jobs they not everyone's a three to five years of Rick's parents raise and so okay. Let's flip the script. So let's say I'm a hiring manager in in the next year I'm going to be wanting to build a team or hire a few people. What advice would you give me like? Well how should I get ready to to find those people. Should I go to a recruiter. Should I put ads in craigslist craigslist. And then what should I be looking for how. How have you seen the process work? Well what should by hiring process look like where. What advice would you give me the hiring manager? It's highly dependent on their network and how comfortable they are managing that world but having some sort of like just the job descriptions not going to be anywhere enough. Everyone rolls her eyes at most job description deserve their the they asked for everything. And it's part of that sin. HR issue part of. That's the hiring. Managers doesn't wake up every morning and be like I can't wait to write a job description. They don't do that I think they have. It's tough to do that. I would assume that that would be one of their favorite things as their dream south so really figuring out what you actually want and then making sure that everyone that you're working with get somewhat on that same page Most the time I see after the first interview you they change their mind on what they want. Okay and then that process gets interesting and drawn out and cause long but a lot of times. You don't learn until you actually start doing that but some sort of branding around your job. Your team outside of just a traditional job description goes a really long way. Tell you more about that. Where have you seen it done? Well or what will give me an example. Like you've seen something done well. I think the way it's mostly done is he will get involved with satellite you expiate. Ba or do a podcast or do something out there that shows or post something that they're working on show like a highlight of what your your team's daughter. Your company's done but designers do care about what they're working on a lot but they care who they work for probably more so than their team in the culture and all that stuff. So if you can show showcasing a showcase that you're a human that cares about them and could could care about the process would be go a really really long way. Yeah I see especially in linked Dan. I see some really good hiring. Managers do a great job of celebrating eating like a new hire or something you know and they post a bunch of stuff and they talk about how excited they are lucky. They're person there and things like that and then I'll see even on instagram or stuff. I mean near foundry. We do very similar thing. We put it out in the newsletter instagram facebook. The whole thing whenever somebody starts. It's like a big party. You know and I think to your point. I think that also helps people see like. Oh this is the type of place I'm going to be so that's A. That's a positive right. Yeah that stuff's good. It's also a little like if you're gonNA start the hiring process having be focus ahead ahead of time on the like yes celebrating the the higher once you make it and makes everyone feel good for that little little bit kind of building your story. Three of why. It's good to work there and while you're a good manager things like that are are very critical and gold probably a longer way of that. So yeah yeah it's A. It's a tricky balance but figuring out really what you want. And and showing people that you're actually the workforce somehow whether it's through word of mouth there have a loss end. Yeah whenever you're comfortable and that's that's but I do a lot with clients is help. Kinda tell their story. A lot of people aren't actively looking so they don't pay attention everything he posts all that stuff so it's a different world. I mean ten years ago you put up the job posting and you sit and you wait people send in a bunch of resumes you might even I remember back in the graphic design days. You know you'd get like three hundred resumes or something something sent in and it was just you spend all your time just trying to figure out like how am I going to get through all this data. Nowadays it's really flipped and I think to your point going. I think the people that are doing it well realized that there's a bit of marketing social capital. All that stuff that needs to be built up now to get that team that you really want what versus the team. That checks the boxes right and it's a lot of effort and I think the people that are not putting in that efforts are the people that are struggling struggling to find the right talent right. Yeah it's a weird world because there's a lot of jobs that are open for six plus months right out there and everyone passes to to whatever whether it's the recruiting firm but internal. HR is always an easy blame game thing but also sometimes objects are are not really aligned properly yeah internally externally to hold Shebang pyre manager thinks through the best manager ever to workforce they they probably are all so there there definitely needs to be some sort of self infliction of yeah would would would work best for me in organization to find a happy spun and also the community to you know to what you were saying earlier. The communities are very active in. And it's it's still pretty small and especially for in being new you know Newish in the last twenty eight years or so right in like you've got the talk right so if police is not great to work for it's usually they're not not I would say they're usually a bit more vocal than other roles that I've hired in the past bad news spreads a lot faster than than good news. But Yeah it's definitely definitely still a pretty insular community and people talk and that type of news spreads really fast and but sometimes the good news doesn't spread known on that like I know a lot of recruiting. I always forget if I'm actually allowed to say the company's names or not so I'd probably we just skip it. Yeah so recruiting for certain companies. That'll get say retail space in town. It'll be like retail's dead even though some places are doing doing phenomenally well and and maybe it's the best work you can find in town and all that stuff so but they'll get stuck on what what they heard. Radio friend friend. Yeah four years ago or whatever and so getting those updates and then some places have upwards of thirty forty different product teams teams and so sometimes about experience on one product team does not mean that the other product experience they all have their different cultures. Yeah that's really interesting perspective. Yeah because I mean again back to your point. There are differences between working a big large organization in a smaller organization. If you want a bit more flexibility and you want to be a bit more full stack and you want a bit more variety that smaller companies going to give that to you if you want just stability and you wanna come in to know exactly what you're going to be doing for the next year. That's bigger companies. Are there really matters where you are in life. A The a lot of that stuff too. So agencies are usually great up until you about you hit thirty and then sometimes you want more stability and all that and doing things that changed the world every day the I guess the dose of reality is so. Yeah it's it's tough to find that balance and wanting to change the world and also get paid for it and then do is that's always a tricky thing. We all have to wrestle with as we clean. Yeah Razu say get paid to save the world. Yeah exactly and then also a lot of the companies in town are aren't as sexy as you see everywhere else also true. We have a beautiful economy but it's also built on being more conservative and let it'll be here for the it kind of is not going away here at all so no so trying to find places that are truly like advanced. Her life changing being gets a little trickier here but they do a lot of good things that are trying to help us get to dig a little deeper right to to find that and just the surface surface level something. He read a tweet a year ago. Yeah like some people will have a negative reaction to one type of industry mystery and but most likely that industry is not going away and making it better and more open user friendly. I uh-huh people before you like. Those things can only get changed from the inside out. So if if you know you could be that the person that gets in there and help start a movement or momentum because you're on that product team that's doing this great work that could shift though organization and you never know right. Yeah that's an optimistic viewpoint. I'm an optimist so yeah I am I serve. Even my passwords by. Computers are very happy. You can train yourself to do that. I used to be negative. That the mindset. Yeah yeah all right Tim well I wanNA thank you for joining me on the show today Eh. I love your insights and your nothing but great stuff about the people you work with and so I appreciate you taking the time if I want to know more about him interactive and how. Maybe Tim can help me out the other hiring manager or somebody looking in the future. Where should I go and find you? Yeah thanks for yeah. This is my first ever podcast fun trying to figure out where to look close to the microphone. So you gotta get class. So most likely linked to end is probably the easiest thing as I mentioned earlier. My website ham interactive. I think I touched nine years ago. I do have a fun pig logo. I promised to do some fun things with soon. They're going to be ham swag. Is that what you're talking about doing things. Yeah and then. Lincoln's really only the best. You can check out the site but reach tighter me. We also have heather Ford Algan. WHO's been great? And then woman Ashleigh Harrington working with us in Austin so yeah. It's been fun cool well. Thanks Tim I really appreciate it. Affects your thank you for listening to Schmidt List if you want to learn more about how. 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"ashleigh harrington" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Was intentional showed a reckless. Disregard, for the truth. Or resulted in financial harm if they want their loans cancelled and that's a high bar for students says Ashleigh Harrington a lawyer at the center. For responsible lending it puts so much responsibility on students as soon as a loan on no other piece of this puzzle Harrington was involved in the negotiations of, this new rule and she says that. Negotiation process, she witnessed, four profit lawyers make a number of. Suggestions many of which. Appear in the new rules is new version reads like a roadmap. For how for profits can continue to behave badly and. Avoid accountability in, a statement secretary DeVos disagrees our commitment in our focus she says is on protecting students from. Fraud and she says, the new regulations will spell out clear The rules. For that student advocacy groups worry those clear rules could be so strict few students would qualify the changes are open to public comment for thirty days. One big question, the department is. Asking should relief be limited, to students, in default or should folks actively. Repaying their loans, get help to listen to NPR news You're listening to all things considered, from NPR news with a look at Friday traffic at six.
"ashleigh harrington" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from FOX searchlight presenting. I love dogs from filmmaker. Wes Anderson voice talents includes Bill Murray, Greta, gerwig, Jeff, Goldblum, and Scarlett Johansson. Now playing in select theaters. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. President. Donald Trump is installing a new secretary to run the department of veterans affairs NPR's, Scott Horsely reports. David Schulkin is out and Trump has tapped his personal White House doctor to take his place. David Schulkin who's been running the VA since the Obama administration won praise for some of his reforms VA healthcare centers. But he ran afoul of ethics guidelines. When he took his wife to Europe at taxpayer expense and made other misteps Trump announced via Twitter. He wants to replace Shokhin with White House physician Ronnie Jackson, the nomination represents a huge jump in responsibility for Jackson, the navy Admiral would go from overseeing the president's healthcare to the care of some nine million veterans veterans service groups. We watching closely to see where Jackson stands on privatizing VA healthcare, most service groups oppose such a move, though it's been backed by some conservative activists, Scott Horsely, NPR news, the White House. About a New York Times op Ed in which retired supreme court Justice, John. Paul Stevens says, the second amendment should be repealed. President Trump the Twitter this week is said that should not happen. President tweeting early today. The second amendment will never be repealed. Trump also saying more Republicans are needed in the midterm elections, and on the bench. High court ruled in two thousand eight. The secondment lets people own guns for self defense in his op Ed Stevens. A retired in two thousand ten says he believes the two thousand eight decision was wrong and has given National Rifle Association and other pro gun groups, events, Power, a federal grant program designed to help us Spiring teachers in low income areas. Schools may have shortchanged recipients in an exclusive report. NPR's. Chris Arnold explains that they've uncovered the thousands of those grants have been incorrectly taken and turned into loans. These teach grants as they're called up to four thousand dollars a year are supposed to be free money Salang as you teach a needed subject for four years, but this new report fine. That upwards of twelve thousand teachers, and it could be a lot more so that they held up their end of the deal, but had their grants yanked away. And now they've been saddled with debt Ashleigh Harrington is with the center for responsible lending. There's definitely a fix here. It's ridiculous that this is happening to this number of teachers and the department should definitely do something about this. The department says it is concerned by the report and it says it will review changes that could make to benefit people who got these grants, Chris Arnold NPR news, number of people signing contracts to buy homes picked up last month as a spring home buying season gets underway. National association of realtors. The industry's main trade group says it's pending. Sales index was up three point. One percent in February after falling the previous month, pending home sales jumped in every part of the country with the biggest increase in the northeast stocks bounced around between losses and gains. Alternately ended on the downside today. The Dow dropped nine points to twenty three thousand eight forty eight the S and P five hundred closed down seven points. This is NPR. Well, it is an honor, armed black man shot and killed by police. 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And his administration has removed mention of it from government websites overall, though. A solid majority of Americans agreed with the scientific consensus on global warming and Trump's presidency could be making Democrats even more worried Gallup finds a record forty, five percent of all Americans. Think climate change will pose a serious threat in their lifetime. Jennifer Levin NPR news, Washington stronger. So they found a distant galaxy that does not seem to conform to what they found in other parts of the known universe. Name leads missing dark matter, the visible stuff that makes up around a quarter of the universe. I only know dark matter exists at all because they can observe how it pulls and pushes things like stars study appears in the journal nature. I'm Jack Speer NPR news in Washington. Support for this NPR podcast, and the following message come from the UPS store. Who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off, so they'll be open to on March. 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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from FOX searchlight presenting. I love dogs from filmmaker. Wes Anderson voice talents includes Bill Murray. Francis McDormand Bryan Cranston and Edward Norton. Now playing in select theaters. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer president, Donald Trump's, former deputy campaign chairman, Rick gates was in frequent communication during the two thousand sixteen presidential race with an individual assess to have ties to Russian intelligence that's according to special counsel. Robert Mueller's office more from NPR's Ryan. Lucas court papers filed by Muller's team, say that gates was in direct contact in September and October of two thousand sixteen within individual that the FBI says, has links to a Russian intelligence agency. The special counsel's office says that gates told a business associated at the time that he knew that the individual identified only as person a was a former officer of Russia's military intelligence service. The court filing says, personnel is a foreign national and close business calling in Ukraine of gates and Paul Manafort Muller's team has previously alleged that Manafort who served as Trump's campaign boss was in touch with a foreign associate linked to Russian intelligence. Gates has pleaded guilty to lying. The FBI and is believed to be cooperating with special counsel. Ryan, Lucas NPR news, Washington President Trump says he is reasonably optimistic about the potential for US discussions with North Korea. Saying, there was quote a good chance, North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN will do what is right for his people and for humanity in a message on Twitter today, the president said China's president Xi Jinping held a meeting between the two leaders in China and said, the North Korean leader says he's still looking forward to meeting the US president. The White House has said Trump plans to meet with Kim by may a federal grant program designed to help a Spiring teachers in low income areas. Schools may have shortchanged recipients, can you exclusive report NPR's? Chris Arnold says, thousands of those grants were incorrectly taken and turned into loans. These teach grants as they're called up to four thousand dollars a year supposed to be free money so long as you teach a needed subject for four years. But this new report finds it upwards of twelve thousand teachers, and it could be a lot more so that they held up their end of the deal. But had their grants yanked away. And now they've been saddled with debt Ashleigh Harrington is with the center for responsible lending. There's definitely a fix here. It's ridiculous that this is happening to this number of teachers in the department should definitely do something about this education department says it is concerned by the report and it says it will review changes that it could make to benefit people who got these grants, Chris Arnold NPR news. So he spoke CEO. Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify before congress about the company's privacy concerns in coming weeks. At this point, it's not exactly clear which committees will be involved when the testimony will take place person spoke on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Facebook has seen its stock pushed lower mid consumer outrage over security of user data held by the giants, social networking site, the downdraft in the tax help push the overall market down today. The Dow dropped nine points to close at twenty three thousand eight forty eight. The NASDAQ was down fifty. Nine points the S and P five hundred fell seven points today you're listening to NPR. The nation's highest court appears to be struggling on how to deal with the issue of redrawing electoral districts swim court justices hearing an appeal by Republican voters in Maryland who object to a congressional district. The Democrats drew in two thousand eleven to elect a candidate of their own Marilyn cases companion to one from Wisconsin in which Democrats have similar complaints, scream court has never weighed in on the issue of partisan gerrymandering, which involves deliberately creating districts dominated by voters of one political party. Pennsylvania judges dismissing the most serious charges against members of a Penn State fraternity where a pledge died last year after alcohol, fueled hazing, rituals NPR's, Jeff, Brady reports, fraternity brothers, still face other charges, though nineteen year old Timothy Piazza died after he was served eighteen drinks and just under an hour and a half. He stumbled around the fraternity house L downstairs and died later from head and abdominal injuries. The local prosecutor refiled involuntary manslaughter charges after they were dismissed last September. Now a judge has thrown out those charges again attorney, Tom Kline represents the Piazza family and says, they're disappointed. The refiled charges were dropped, but he says the family is pleased that new charges of conspiracy to commit hazing have been added to existing charges of reckless endangerment and hazing, Jeff, Radi, NPR news, Philadelphia stronger show. They found a distant galaxy that does not seem to conform with what they found in other parts of the known universe, namely is missing dark matter, visible stuff that makes up about a quarter of the universe. Scientists only know the dark matter exists at all because they can observe how it pulls and pushes things like stars. I'm Jack Speer, NPR news in Washington support for this NPR podcast, and the following message come from the UPS store. Who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off. So they'll be open to on March. Thirtieth and thirty. First for all your small business needs visit the UPS store dot com for details.