Counterspin – March 27, 2015

This week on CounterSpin: March 22 was World Water Day, meant to call attention to the crisis in world water supply and sanitation that makes lack of access to clean water far and away the leading cause of death for children under 5. Headlines about “taking shorter showers” suggest mainstream media didn’t dive that deeply into the crisis’ environmental, economic or political context. We talk about water with Darcey O’Callaghan, International Policy Director at Food & Water Watch.

Also on the show: You may have heard that the Class of 2014 is the most indebted ever, or that graduates leave school with an average of $33,000 of debt. But now some are telling us the student loan crisis is “easing,” others that it was never that big a deal to begin with. What’s up with that, and what impact would Barack Obama’s proposed Student Aid Bill of Rights have on the issue? We’ll get that story from Natalia Abrams, executive director of Student Debt Crisis.

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