millenials

Essential Pittsburgh
5:41 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Friday Rundown: The Millennial Generation in Pittsburgh

Credit Jason Pratt / flickr

This program airs Friday February 28, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. To leave a question or comment before or after the show dial 412-256-8783. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.

As the bulk of Pittsburgh's Baby Boomer population begins to retire, what does our future workforce and economy look like? What are the political issues that will be most important to our communities? And how will they be addressed by the next generation? Listen to an hour long broadcast devoted to the influence of the Millennial generation in Pittsburgh.

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Essential Pittsburgh
5:36 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Crowdsourcing Common Challenges with the Millennial Train Project

Patrick Dowd (not that Patrick Dowd) and Lindsay Patross stopping at WESA on the last leg of the Millenial Train Project
Credit Jessica Straus / Millenial Train Project


There’s a pervading image of those in the millennial generation being selfish, uncaring youths. With his Millennial Trains Project--in which 18- to 30-year-olds travel across the nation with the goal of aiding and understanding the cities they visit--founder Patrick Dowd hopes to battle that image.

“Young people have the most at stake and the most potential to be agents of change in our world,” says Dowd. “Millennials sometimes get a bad rap for being lazy and narcissistic…and we want to go against that.”

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