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Facing Down Debt

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Trying buying a house today at 1985 prices.  Or a car, for that matter… both have gotten considerably more expensive over the years. 

But in that same 30-year period, real wages have been generally stagnant. 

So how do people afford the things they need?  Debt. 

A conference on the subject, "Up From Debt," comes to several locations next Saturday (March 14). 

In Ashland, there'll be a particular emphasis on student debt.  We hear from some of the organizers.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.