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San Diego Conversations Podcast: Despite A Pandemic, Initial Census Results May Be Better Than Expected

San Diego Conversations Podcast: Despite A Pandemic, Initial Census Results May Be Better Than Expected

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Why the U.S. census is important and how the 2020 census has navigated a bumpy road, including kicking off during a pandemic. How did the census turn out, at least ... Read more →

Aired: January 6, 2021 | Transcript

The census is a key, once-in-a-decade count of people living in the United States. The 2020 census had its share of challenges, from a proposed citizenship question to navigating COVID-19.

In the launch of “San Diego Conversations,” producer Andrew Bracken interviews census experts. Hear a preliminary assessment of how the count fared. And how the pandemic helped people understand the importance of the census.

This episode is an update of an earlier Community Conversation: “The Crucial Role of Census in a Pandemic Age.”


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San Diego Conversations is a podcast that continues the dialogue from "Community Conversations," a KPBS and National Conflict Resolution Center program devoted to educational discussions on issues important to our region. Pick up the story where “Community Conversations” left off with this podcast series. Hear solutions-focused discussions on the U.S. Census, COVID’s impact on education, police reform and vulnerable students.

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