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Millennials Are Coming Into Power

Feb 24, 2020

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They grew up during a digital revolution, two foreign wars, and a devastating financial crisis.  Now, millennials are beginning to come into political power, and those formative experiences shaping them into a different kind of politician than found in past generations.

This hour, we talk with TIME national political correspondent Charlotte Alter. Her new book is called “The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America.” We learn--about the forces that have shaped millennials’ unique political experience and what this  means for the future of the country.

We also talk with young political leaders in Connecticut: Middletown mayor Ben Florsheim and State Representative Stephanie Cummings of Waterbury.

Are you a millennial? Are you involved in politics or thinking about it?

Listen to an audiobook excerpt of THE ONES WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR, read by Charlotte Alter:


  • Charlotte Alter - National correspondent for TIME and author of The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How A New Generation Of Leaders Will Transform America (@CharlotteAlter)
  • Ben Florsheim - Mayor of Middletown, CT  (@bdflorsheim)
  • Stephanie Cummings - State Representative for Waterbury’s East End and East Mountain neighborhoods in the Connecticut General Assembly