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Voices4Nigeria and an Examination of the Soaring Costs of a College Education

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Janet Wright and Debbie Cohen join Kim to explain how Voices4Nigeria helps afflicted Nigerians through and executive analyst and research director Patti Kurgan and Kim discuss her latest article on the extreme cost of a college education.

Voices4Nigeria and Hike4Hope

Janet Wright & Debbie Cohen of Voices4Nigeria join Kim and today’s guest host Patti Kurgan to discuss their organization and its goal of helping refugees and others affected by terrorism in Nigeria. Voices4Nigeria is a Colorado non-profit that works in partnership with the Nigerian non-profit, Gabasawa Women and Children Empowerment Initiative. Janet and Debbie discuss the founding of their organization, the horrific suffering gripping Nigeria, and what they are doing to help alleviate it.

In September Voice4Nigeria is seeking to raise money through Hike4Hope. Sponsored hikes will take place at Herman Gulch Trail on 9/14 and Dawson Butte on 9/21. You can find more info here.

Patti Kurgan speaks on the rising costs of a college education and its impact on parents and families

Free college. Presidential candidates are promoting free college and forgiving college debt. As my father used to say, nothing’s free. Someone somewhere has to pay for it. Kim Monson here. Thursday, Patti Kurgan, the show’s research analyst and former member of the Pay Equity Commission, joins me. Patti will share her research on why college is so expensive.

Go here to read Patti’s article, Parents are Trading Guardianship of Children for College Financial Aid.


Jody Lander, WWII Veteran Part III

WWII Veteran, Jody Lander, was involved in three of the major battles in the European theater during WWII: D-Day, Operation Market Garden and Battle of the Bulge.

Jody Lander, WWII Veteran

Dallas, Texas boy Jody Lander was drafted into the Army in 1943. Jody volunteered to become a paratrooper because he thought it would be exciting.

Stephen Chiles, Vietnam Veteran

Stephen Chiles liked adventure so much he dropped out of college and enlisted in the Army. In June of 1966, Stephen was headed to Vietnam.

Leila Morrison, WW II Army Nurse

Saving lives. That was WWII Army nurse Leila Morrison’s job. Leila will turn 98 this year and is so grateful for our freedom.

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