Here and Now for 9/24/23: New Terminal One CEO on how inclusion remains a part of project's DNA

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Here and Now: 9/24/23
This week on Here and Now, Dr. Gerrard P. Bushell discusses the New Terminal One at JFK Airport, the youngest certified private pilot in NY, and the Biden administration's new income-based repayment program.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, the new Terminal One construction at JFK Airport promises the latest in technology and an unprecedented experience. But the most important item for the team behind it is simple: ensuring minority and women owned businesses have a seat at the table.

Dr. Gerrard P. Bushell, president and CEO of the New Terminal One development, discusses how diversity and inclusion will be part of the project's DNA.

We also talk to Aerial Messam, who is making history in the skies.

At 18, the Queens native is the youngest woman of color to become a certified private pilot in New York State.

Elsewhere on the show:

- With the Department of Education's COVID-19 student loan forbearance ending this month, we discuss the Biden administration's new income-based repayment program, "Save," which may offer some borrower's relief.

- O.N.E. The Duo, the first black, mother-daughter duo in country music, join the show to discuss their "country fusion."

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