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Boomer Babies: How Generation Y Sees the World

Part two: Sex, tech, and rock ‘n’ roll

Not Your Daddy's Rock & Roll Roll, by Lauren Cox.

Birds and Bees Circa 2007: Talking to My Mom About Sex, by Maggie Haskins.

The Techno Generation, by Eva Zadeh.

This spring, the students in College of Communication Associate Professor Anne Donohue’s advanced radio journalism course were asked to turn a critical eye on their generation, exploring their ideas about race and gender, work and money, sex and love, and technology — and to compare their perspectives with those of their baby-boomer parents. The series, “Generation Gap,” was featured on WBUR’s “World of Ideas” on Commencement day, Sunday, May 20, and can be heard in its entirety at the “Generation Gap” Web site.

In the second segment, Lauren Cox (COM’07) examines pop music, then and now, in “Not Your Daddy’s Rock ’n’ Roll,” Maggie Haskins (COM’07) talks to her mother about sex in “Birds and Bees Circa 2007,” and Eva Zadeh (COM’07) takes on technology in “The Techno Generation.”