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Young People & Politics

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Young People & Politics

Young People & Politics

Young People & Politics

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They listen to MP3s, not LPs. Their war is Iraq, not Vietnam. And they worry more about global warming than nuclear winter. So what does that have to do with politics? Get a political guide to the youth vote.

Guests:

William Strauss
*Generational historian
*Co-author, Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation (Vintage Books, 2000)

Rhett Morris
*Executive director of Youth Elect, a non-profit organization that aims to increase political and civic participation among America's young people
*Graduated from Louisiana State University this past May

Ted Halstead
*President of the New America Foundation, a public policy organization in Washington, D.C.
*Author, The Radical Center : The Future of American Politics (Anchor Books, 2002)