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"Wake" with Luke Vargas

Wake with Luke Vargas is an hour-long weekly radio broadcast that explores how overseas developments affect the United States. 

Launched in 2017 by Luke Vargas, TMN's chief foreign correspondent, Wake aims to introduce American news audiences to pressing global developments likely to impact domestic policy, but which may not dominate the cable news cycle.

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Wake aims to maintain a a 50/50 male-to-female gender ratio among on-air guests.

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Feb 15, 2018

China’s young generation is large, fiercely competitive and tapped into global education, commerce and tourism. This dynamic cohort is coming of age as China itself reawakens from a 'Century of Humiliation' and increasingly drives the world economy.

This week on Wake we’re looking at China's 'millennials' – what could be the world’s most influential generation. 

Our guest is:

  • Zak Dychtwald, author of "Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World."

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Recorded February 7, 2018. 

Hosted by Luke Vargas.