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Boomer Babies: How Generation Y Sees the World

Part three: Culture, war, and the next generation’s identity

Living with Fear, by Amy Reay

That's Amore, by Elissa Mummolo

Who Are You?, by Katrina Grigg Saito

Bouillon de cultures, 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 third segment, Amy Reay (COM’07) compares European and American ideas about global threats in “Living with Fear,” Elissa Mummolo (COM’07) talks to second-generation Italian-Americans in “That’s Amore,” Katrina Grigg Saito (UNI’07) examines the mixed-race experience in “Who Are You?” and Eva Zadeh (COM’07) talks about her life in Europe and in America in “Bouillon de cultures.”