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Recently on Radio Specials:
The changing of seasons brings all kinds of excitement. Students explore the season of summer through a variety of lenses including stories about nostalgia, and activism as well as meditations on the season utilizing the forms of spoken word, vox pop and audio postcards. Hosts Gabe Rima and Sara Davis invite you to join them in the backyard and on the beach for this episode of Audio Revolution.
Outlook for Millennials: Do They Stand A Chance? -- Millennials-growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession-have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired? Speaking for the motion: Binta Niambi Brown, lawyer, startup advisor and human rights advocate; and W. Keith Campbell, professor of psychology at the University of Georgia and co-author of "The Narcissism Epidemic." Speaking against the motion: David D. Burnstein, author of "Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World" and founder of Generation18; and Jessica Grose, journalist and author of "Sad Desk Salad." The debate is moderated by John Donvan.
Salt Lake City: Updating Tradition -- Founded by Mormon pioneers, Salt Lake City remains deeply influenced by its religious roots. But it also defies easy categorization. With a large and politically active gay community, one of the biggest Polynesian populations in the country and a steady stream of new migrants, the city is full of vibrant contradiction -- and sometimes conflict. From Mormons working to heal the rift between the historically anti-gay church and the LGBT community, to young Shoshone computer programmers who've created the first-ever video game in their native language, the show explores how some of the city's most entrenched institutions are being stretched and adapted to fit the modern moment.