Event Rebroadcast: The New Age of Invention
In this episode
The digital revolution is transforming innovation, providing access to information in ways unheard of even a generation ago. Putting this knowledge to purpose is transforming how we live, communicate, and govern—and raising new issues about equality and fairness. In this episode, we rebroadcast a conversation by an expert panel that included contributors to Trend, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ journal of ideas, which recently focused on this new age of invention. They are Susan Urahn, executive vice president and chief program officer of Pew; Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at the Pew Research Center; and Jody Roberts, director of the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Research and managing director of CHF West. In this discussion moderated by Frazierita Klasen, vice president of Pew, we learn about the possibilities and dilemmas of technological change. To learn more, visit pewtrusts.org/afterthefact.
Move aside, baby boomers. Millennials are one of the largest living generations, and they are not kids anymore. The oldest millennials are now 37, and they are making their mark on the workplace, politics, and America’s public opinion landscape. We discuss this changing demographic with Alec Tyson, a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, who digs into the data on who millennials... Read More
Money makes policy. As states plan for the future, tax revenue helps them decide what it can be. And nearly half the states still don’t have the revenue they did before the Great Recession. Host Dan LeDuc interviews Pew’s Kil Huh about this and then goes deep with Chris Hoene of the California Budget & Policy Center about how one of the nation’s largest states is dealing... Read More
Today, six distinct generations are living simultaneously: the greatest generation, the silent generation, baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials, and the newest group born starting in 1995. In this episode, our guest discusses this group she calls “iGen,” as the first to grow up with smartphones from birth. Host Dan LeDuc interviews Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego... Read More