Bernie Sanders launches his own podcast

Former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has released his very own podcast, which is proving to be a hit on iTunes.

Sanders started promoting the podcast on social media this week, however it already has three episodes, including an interview with Bill Nye.

“Election days come and go, but political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end,” the show’s synopsis reads.

“Listen to The Bernie Sanders Show to stay informed on the political revolution, our focus in the fight for a progressive agenda and how Bernie and others are fighting back against the Trump administration and its efforts divide us up.”

You can subscribe to the Senator’s show on iTunes, or download individual episodes from his Senate website.

Sanders introduces College for All Act

Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Pramila Jayapal on Monday introduced legislation to make public colleges and universities tuition-free.

The legislation would eliminate tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities for families earning up to $125,000 per year, around 80 percent of the population. It would also make community college tuition and fee free for all.

“Higher education in America should be a right for all, not a privilege for the few,” Senator Sanders said on Monday.

“If we are to succeed in a highly competitive global economy and have the best-educated workforce in the world, public colleges and universities must become tuition-free for working families and we must substantially reduce student debt.”

The bill would also provide relief to students with mounting student loans by cutting interest rates for new borrowers in half, enable existing borrowers to refinance their loans based on new rates, and prevent the federal government from profiting off student loans.

Among the bill’s sponsors are Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Richard Blumenthal, and Representatives Keith Ellison and Raúl Grivalja.

The estimated $600 billion cost of the bill would be paid for by a separate bill to tax Wall Street speculation. More than one thousand economists have endorsed the tax.