July 14, 2011 – Hour 2

On today’s show, we’re joined by a writer and a sociologist to discuss the new way that young people in America define family.   Ethan Watters is the author of  Urban Tribes: Are Friends the New Family? He argues that 20-somethings form friendships and networks that in many ways fill the roll that family did for earlier generations. Dr. Kris Marsh, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, also joins us. Her research focuses on the young, mostly unmarried, black middle class.

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