Friday June 26, 2015

Introducing Generation Z: A Special Edition of The Current

Demographers may think they have the cohort after Millennials all figured out, but today we introduce you to Generation Z and they define themselves.

Demographers may think they have the cohort after Millennials all figured out, but today we introduce you to Generation Z and they define themselves. (Drew Herron, Flick cc)

Listen to Full Episode 1:14:26

"Introducing Generation Z", a special program exploring the lives of young people. They are a generation that's been described as everything from the most entrepreneurial cohort ever... to the dumbest generation to date. Today, we hear Canadian teens describe themselves, in their own words.

This special edition of The Current was produced by Shannon Higgins and Josh Bloch. It originally aired in March. 

stories from this episode

  • Sam-Dyck-Generation-Z

    Teens share what defines Generation Z

    Meet three Canadian teenagers who take us into their schools, lives, and ultimately show us how they differ from the generations who came before them. From Vancouver to Calgary to Ottawa, we meet teens with diverse and universal stories.

    Listen 21:58
  • Generation-Z-debate-team

    The Great Teen Debate: Making the case for no more school

    Anna Maria Tremonti moderates a competition between some of the sharpest young debaters in the country... who will argue the merits of the question - should high school be mandatory for a generation of teens who are known for their proclivity to teach themselves.

    Listen 24:59
  • Boston-Garner-protest

    Generation Z activists want to change the world

    Activism and youth have long gone hand-in-hand. A panel of teen activists who are passionate about the environment, women's rights, and the Aboriginal rights movement, will join older, more experienced activists, and discuss the changing tools and context for protest in Canada.

    Listen 27:29