Millennials

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Millennials may be saving Akron’s Antiquarian Book & Paper Show.

Tim Rudell / WKSU

At Kent State University’s Police Academy, a class of 24 recruits gathers on a recent evening to train in how to be ready for combative situations. Millennial recruits make up about three-quarters of the class.

The Modern Marriage

Sep 18, 2017

A look at love, relationships and marriage in the digital age. How have apps like Tinder, online dating services and the economy influenced the marriage outlook? We'll also discuss the science behind finding the perfect person and strategies that can improve your marriage. 

Boom in Downtown Real Estate Development

Aug 17, 2017
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On either side of the Statehouse, orange barrels restrict traffic, wire fences outline piles of concrete and cranes hang high above in the sky. The downtown area of Columbus is seeing a rapid increase in residential and retail development.

We explore who will live in these new residences and what changes the city can expect from these kinds of developments.

Political strategists, take note: For the first time, millennials and Gen Xers outvoted their elders in 2016, according to data from the Pew Research Center.

Fully 69.6 million millennials (defined as people who were 18 to 35 in 2016) and members of Generation X (ages 36 to 51) cast votes in 2016, according to a Pew analysis of data from the Census Bureau. By comparison, 67.9 million baby boomers and members of older generations voted.

Rolf Pendall
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The industrial heartland continues to struggle with the legacy of lost jobs and population. But whether it continues to be known as a rust belt or for its renewal depends on whether Ohio invests in immigrants and young people. 

Rolf Pendall of the Urban Institute acknowledges birth rates are expected to fall behind death rates in the Great Lakes region by 2030.

But he notes that 600,000 babies are born each year in the six states including Ohio. And their parents are the millennials and immigrants their communities often disparage or ignore.

 An audience of mostly millennial voters watches the first presidential debate in the Gateway Theatre in Columbus.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Millennial voters are tied with Baby Boomers as the largest single group of potential voters. The Pew Research Center says there are 69 million people between 18 and 39 – that's 31 percent of the voting population in America.

But they’re the least likely to vote. In the first installment in the Statehouse News Bureau’s series featuring voices of voters, younger voters speak out about their issues – and whether they’re motivated to turn out this time.

Millennials in the Workforce

Sep 5, 2016
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One in three American workers is a millennial and research suggests that changing the workplace.  Millenials have a reputation for being self-involved and entitled, but those stereotypes don't capture the truth about this new generation of workers. From flexible working hours to using text messages to communicate with co-workers, Millenials are affecting the way we work.

Millennials in the Workforce

Mar 3, 2016
Pexels

One in three American workers is a millennial and research suggests that changing the workplace.  Millenials have a reputation for being self-involved and entitled, but those stereotypes don't capture the truth about this new generation of workers. From flexible working hours to using text messages to communicate with co-workers, Millenials are affecting the way we work.

Low Voter Turnout in Local Elections

Oct 30, 2015
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Voter turnout for local elections has historically lagged but is now getting worse. In last year's general election, only about three million Ohioans cast ballots in the gubernatorial race out of nearly eight million registered voters. Although voter turnout is generally lower in non-presidential election years, local elections are missing millions of millennial voters who do participate in national elections. 

Low Voter Turnout in Local Elections

Oct 8, 2015
Cave Canem / Flickr

Voter turnout for local elections has historically lagged but is now getting worse. In last year's general election, only about three million Ohioans cast ballots in the gubernatorial race out of nearly eight million registered voters. Although voter turnout is generally lower in non-presidential election years, local elections are missing millions of millennial voters who do participate in national elections.