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The Takeaway

Postcard From the American Decade

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We've been asking people for their own U.S. Census information. Nathaniel Friedman, founder of Freedarko.com and co-author of the "Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History," was prepared to give us his take on the last decade with plenty of snark, but looking at some of the data took the edge off his commentary. What was Friedman's postcard to us on the 2010 Census?

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The Takeaway

US Census: Finding Beauty in the Numbers

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Where many journalists and policy makers see stark data in the new census numbers, some see the potential for art. Sound artist Ben Rubin and UCLA statistics professor Mark Hansen are best known for creating digital poetry out of the printed word for their installation at The New York Times building. The pair culled text and images from the Times archive — stretching back almost one hundred and sixty five years — and replicated them onto 560 small screens that welcome visitors to The New York Times lobby. 

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It's A Free Country ®

First Census Numbers Released

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Democratic Midwest and the Northeast lost population, the West and the South gained. There were all these projections that Republicans were going to dominate politics nationally because of that, but it's really hard to make these projections. There's a lot of other factors involved besides population.

- Angelo Falcón, president and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Census Tracks Large Population Movements, Morning Headlines

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shifting populations detailed in new Census data also hint at political changes and a different future for some states. As Americans change the location of their homes, the lines of districting also change — and that may be good news for Republicans. 

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The Takeaway

Census Releases Eleven Billion Bits of Information

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau released over 11 billion pieces of information today, giving a window into the socio-economic tapestry of America. What will we learn about how the country has been changing in the last decade? Some of the major takeaways: The Latino population of the U.S. is growing fast (but not so much in border states), the country's middle is emptying out, and the area around Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most affluent. Florida State University demographer Brian Stults joins the show to tell us more about the information being released.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anecdotal Census: Wrap up

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent  for The New York Times, Angelo Falcón, president and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, and Andrew Beveridge, professor of sociology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center and developer of socialexplorer.com, wrap up our census coverage with a discussion of the overall demographic trends of the last 10 years in the New York City metropolitan area. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Anecdotal Census: Rockland County

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tim Henderson, data analyst for The Journal News, discusses the changing demographics of Rockland County over the last ten years.  Then Renold Julien, executive director of the Konbit Neg Lakay, a Haitian-American community center based in Spring Valley, talks about the Haitian community there.  Marla Cohen, editor of the Rockland Jewish Reporter, joins with changes she has noticed in the secular Jewish community of Rockland County over the past decade.  Later C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County executive, talks about the policy implications of demographic changes in Rockland County.

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WNYC News

Harriet Tubman's Legacy and the 2010 Census

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Actor Gloria Lowery Tyrell playing Harriet Tubman

Actor Gloria Lowery Tyrell playing Harriet Tubman

There are many facets to the legacy of Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, known to have helped free more than 300 slaves. Gov. George Pataki in ...

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WNYC News

Population Politics: How the Census Counts Prisoners

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

(Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

If someone is behind bars in a jail far away from home, how should they be counted by the state? The controversial prisoner census issue splits largely along an urban and rural divide.

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