Closer Look: What Does Sen. Johnny Isakson’s Resignation Mean for 2020? Income Share Agreements Offer a New Way To Pay For College; What To Expect At This Year’s Dragon Con

United States Senator Johnny Isakson announced this morning, Aug. 28, that he will step down from his Senate seat in December 2018.
United States Senator Johnny Isakson announced this morning, Aug. 28, that he will step down from his Senate seat in December 2018.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson announced today that her will resign from his Senate seat at the end of 2019 due to health challenges. Political analyst Fred Hicks and Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter Greg Bluestein discuss what this could mean for 2020.
  • 23:43: Income share agreements — or ISAs — have been promoted as a new way for students to pay for college, as an alternative to loans. The program recently received bipartisan support from Senate lawmakers. And, last week, Brenau University announced the school will make the program available to its students. Andrew, Kreighbaum, federal policy reporter at Inside Higher Ed explains the ins and outs of ISAs and why some opponents say they aren’t a fix-all solution.
  • 39:16: This year’s Dragon Con is expected to draw 85,000 attendees from around the world. The convention, which features fantasy, gaming, comics and film, kicks off tomorrow and lasts through Monday. Dan Carroll, the convention’s Director of Media Engagement tells listeners what they can expect this year.
Dan Carroll, Director of Media Relations at Dragon Con, tells listeners what they can expect at the convention this year. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.