The Next Generation
In this episode
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 State University and one of the authors featured in Pew’s latest edition of Trend magazine, about the challenges facing this generation and the implications of technology in teen’s lives.
More than a third of America’s national parks are battlefields, cemeteries, and other sites that honor our military veterans. But those 156 landmarks are awaiting $6 billion in needed repairs—accounting for nearly half of the National Park Service’s $11.6 billion maintenance backlog. Host Dan LeDuc talks with two former service members about the peace, pride, and purpose they find at their... Read More
What do the number 70 and nonpartisanship have in common? For Pew, the combination is a special one, marking our 70th year of serving the public by using nonpartisan data to make a difference. To commemorate the anniversary, we invited Pew’s president and CEO, Rebecca Rimel, into the studio to share her thoughts on the value of nonpartisanship and civil dialogue. Then we traveled to... Read More
How can states use data to make government work better? Known as a national leader for his efforts to make state government more efficient, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam shares what he’s learned over two terms about tripling the state’s rainy day fund, creating jobs, reforming the state’s juvenile justice system, and more. In this episode, we hear from the governor on how he... Read More