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Watch Live: 'Why Bother? Voices of a New Generation'

KUT News, KLRU and the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life are raising awareness in Central Texas about low rates of civic participation and the impact on democracy. Tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, we're having a discussion about this topic. “Why Bother? Voices of a New Generation,” is a conversation with young Texans — those who are engaged and those who aren't — about the causes of low civic participation and how to boost it.

The discussion starts tonight at 7 p.m. If you can't make it out, you can watch it live in the above player, or  Thursday evening on KLRU. 

Why are young Texans increasingly tuning out of the political process? Leave a comment below, or join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #whybothertexas.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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