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The millennial generation is a bridge to America’s diverse future


William Frey, demographer and senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, discusses his research on the millennial generation. Frey explains why the millennials, now the most diverse adult generation in American history, will be a social, economic, and political bridge to America’s diverse future.

Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds discusses whether Congress will consider gun safety legislation, and Foreign Policy Senior Fellow Mireya Solís interviews retired Japanese Lt. Gen. Noboru Yamaguchi.

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, our intern Steven Lee, Camilo Ramirez, and David Nassar.

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