Net Radio Show Tackles Mideast Issues
April 10, 2009 at 4:38 PM (PT)
An Internet radio show called GENERATION CONNECT is set to debut, with an aim to connect young adults from Israel, Palestine and the United States together. A show by young adults for young adults, GENERATION CONNECT will discuss issues of family, social structure, and even how they have fun.
The first show, which will air live at 9a MONDAY, APRIL 13th (PT) online at www.smallplateradio.com/101, will bring together young adults from Israel and the U.S. In TEL AVIV, there will be a group of Jewish and Palestinian young adults, from the 8th and 9th grades, who have been working together in a long-term process of building acquaintance and partnership for nearly three years. In the U.S. there will be five young adults from the PORTLAND, OREGON area, covering a diversity of backgrounds and religions.
After its inaugural episode, GENERATION CONNECT will continue on a regular basis. Youth worldwide will be invited to participate. GENERATION CONNECT is the brainchild of a PORTLAND businesswoman and mother TRUDI MORRISON, who used a trip to ISRAEL to visit her daughter studying abroad as the catalyst for the show idea.
"GENERATION CONNECT is close to my heart," she said. "It’s young adults connecting with young adults, not adults interviewing kids, giving youth an opportunity to express themselves, be heard, find needed resources and interact on a global and local level. Only through education is there hope that the next generations will learn to live side by side, understand, respect and appreciate their differences and their similarities and find peace and harmony worldwide."