Democracy's Future An ongoing series about what young people are thinking and saying about the future of American democracy as the 2024 election approaches. Produced by The Vidette (the student-run media outlet at Illinois State University) in partnership with WGLT (the NPR station at Illinois State University). New episodes throughout 2024.
Democracy's Future

Democracy's Future

From WGLT

An ongoing series about what young people are thinking and saying about the future of American democracy as the 2024 election approaches. Produced by The Vidette (the student-run media outlet at Illinois State University) in partnership with WGLT (the NPR station at Illinois State University). New episodes throughout 2024.

Most Recent Episodes

Episode 4: How conservatives found their voices in college

In the latest episode of the WGLT/Vidette podcast series Democracy's Future, we hear from three conservatives who weren't always conservatives but who were influenced by the issues in the shift of the political climate during their lifetimes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Episode 3: How college Democrats and socialists view the upcoming election

In the latest episode of the WGLT/Vidette podcast Democracy's Future, Illinois State University senior political science and philosophy major Braxton Myers says he embraces the motto "think global act local." Myers is an intern with the Democratic Party of Illinois. You'll also hear from Deja Sims, a senior graphic design major at ISU from Cook County. She chairs the Young Democratic Socialists of America at ISU. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Episode 3: How college Democrats and socialists view the upcoming election

Episode 2: How a young person's political views can transform over time

Illinois State University students Chloe Yost and Steven Lazaroff are featured in Episode 2 of the Democracy's Future podcast, produced by WGLT and The Vidette. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Episode 1: ISU students want their voices heard

In episode 1 of the new Democracy's Future podcast, ISU students J.N. Benson and Ben Howell explain how more young people are taking an interest in politics because they see a system that's not working for them. Democracy's Future is a joint student-led project between WGLT and The Vidette. WGLT is Bloomington-Normal's NPR station. The Vidette is a student media outlet at Illinois State University. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Coming soon: Democracy's Future podcast

Coming soon: A new podcast series about what young people are thinking and saying about the future of American democracy as the 2024 election approaches. Produced by The Vidette (the student-run media outlet at Illinois State University) in partnership with WGLT (the NPR station at Illinois State University). New episodes throughout 2024. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.