Bitzer to host ‘Charlotte Talks’ Friday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hear Catawba College’s Dr. Michael Bitzer, provost and associate professor of politics and history, on the air Friday morning at 9 as he fills in for broadcaster Mike Collins as the host of “Charlotte Talks” on WFAE – 90.7 FM, Charlotte’s NPR station. Here’s a synopsis of Friday’s show:
There’s a huge demographic shift happening in America, as thousands of baby boomers retire every day and as the tech-savvy, well-educated and under-employed millennials come of age. The baby boomers will need Social Security and healthcare, and that costs money — and that risks bankrupting the younger generation. Paul Taylor from the Pew Research Center has studied this shift and what it may mean for boomers, millennials and the future of America and has laid out his findings in a new book, “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown.”