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The Brian Lehrer Show

Our Patchwork Nation

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Dante Chinni, Patchwork Nation director, discusses the election results through the lens of Patchwork Nation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

2012 Election Battleground Voter Groups

Monday, April 23, 2012

Latinos, non-college educated women, voters under 30. Molly Ball, national politics writer for The Atlantic and Jonathan Bernstein, political scientist who runs A Plain Blog About Politics, explain which demographic groups are being targeted as the general election race heats up.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The South Carolina Primary Map

Monday, January 23, 2012

Patchwork Nation director, Dante Chinni, analyzes how the South Carolina primary vote broke down by demographics. Check out the Patchwork Nation results map below, and read more analysis from Dante Chinni here.

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WNYC News

Young, Low-Earning Independents Make Up Majority of Online Protest Traffic: Survey

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Visitors to the Occupy Wall Street website tend to be young, identified as Independents and make less than $50,000 a year, according to a recent unscientific survey conducted in collaboration with the group’s organizers.

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Schoolbook

On the Upper West Side, an "F" Parents Won't Accept

Friday, October 14, 2011

It seemed to Virgil de Voldere that with each passing year his son attended the P.S. 84 Lillian Weber School, it only became more popular. Families who lived in other districts began to apply, preferring the school on 92nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West to their zoned option. A school that middle class parents once kept their distance from was now attracting them with French and Spanish dual-language classes, after-school programs, and an increasingly active Parent Teacher Association. And then came the city Education Department's report card: A grade of "F."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Un-Marrying Kind

Friday, September 30, 2011

Senior writer at the Pew Research Center, D'Vera Cohn, talks about the census numbers that show New York City as having a high percentage of unmarried women, and what it says about changing gender and marriage roles.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mexican Immigration Slows

Thursday, July 07, 2011

New York Times reporter, Damien Cave, talks about how immigration from Mexico is dropping as economic opportunity improves there, and Senior Demographer at the Pew Hisanic Center, Jeffrey S. Passel, talks about demographic trends in immigration from Mexico.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Littles: Tibet and Brazil

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration that are changing quickly or that you may not know about.

This week, community organizer for The Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey, Champa Norgom, talks about the community of Tibetan refugees living in Queens.

And General Counsel for Cidadao Global, Stephanie Mulcock, and Selma Baron, the owner of Brazilian grocery store, Ipanema Girl, will talk about life in little Brazil.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Littles: Ecuadorians, and a Call for Artists

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration that are changing quickly or that you may not know about.

New York State Assemblyman Francisco Moya, the city's first Ecuadorian-American elected official, talks about Little Ecuador in Corona.

Check out the interactive map below, highlighting Ecuadorean pockets in the NYC area.

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WNYC News

Photo Essay | Leaving the City Behind, Blacks Find a Life in the South

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Much of the city's black population has moved south, including one group of former New Yorkers who now make their home in what's sometimes called the New South.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Littles: Uzbeks, Liberians, and More

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration that are changing quickly or that you may not know about.

Joining us this week is President of the Staten Island Liberian Community Association Telee Brown, PhD candidate in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center Bernadette Ludwig, and President and co-founder of the Uzbek Initiative Farkhod Muradov.

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The Takeaway

Census Reveals Major Demographic Shifts for US Children

Thursday, April 07, 2011

New data from the 2010 Census has revealed surprising facts about America’s children. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Hispanic and Asian children in the U.S. grew by 5.5 million, while the population of white children declined by 4.3 million. How have our nation's schools handled these population shifts — particularly as states slash their education budgets? How will these demographic changes affect the U.S. in the future?

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WNYC News

Census Workers Unable to Access 'Housing Underworld,' Some Say

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

As the city plans to challenge what it says are low census numbers by showing that many of the thousands of vacancies – namely in Brooklyn and Queens – were in fact occupied homes, some residents in those areas spoke of an impenetrable "housing underworld" that census workers could not reach.

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It's A Free Country ®

Sam Roberts' Three Most Interesting Census Tracts

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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When you look at the Census as a whole… I think you see a lot of bright signs for New York City, even though the count came in somewhat lower than the city had anticipated.

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tea Party: The End of the Two-Party System?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Doug Schoen, former political strategist for Michael Bloomberg, and Scott Rasmussen, founder of the polling firm Rasmussen Reports discuss their new book Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Patchwork Nation

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Each week in October, Dante Chinni, project director of Patchwork Nation and author of Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America, reviews the way Americans group themselves into categories like "Boom Towns," "Tractor Communities," and "Monied Burbs."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Patchwork Nation: Boom Towns

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dante Chinni, project director of Patchwork Nation and author of Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the "Real" America, uses statistical information to break the country into 12 categories, like "Boom Towns," "Tractor Communities," and "Monied Burbs."

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The Takeaway

As Northerners Move South, Charlotte Sees Big Changes

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

All month, the federal government has been actively encouraging people across America to fill out the 2010 Census. The survey, which is distributed every ten years, may reveal that the demographics of many cities have drastically changed over the decade. One of those cities is Charlotte, N.C., where an increasing number of northerners and minorities have moved to the once majority-white and classically southern city.

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The Takeaway

American Cities Adapt to Shrinking Populations

Monday, March 15, 2010

Across America, dozens of towns have seen their populations shrink in the past few years. For cities like Detroit or Cleveland, the demographic decline started well before the economic downturn. For others, like Las Vegas, it’s a brand-new phenomenon. Local governments are trying to adjust to the new reality, and some of them are choosing to downsize. The Kansas City Board of Education voted last Wednesday to shut down nearly half its schools due to dwindling enrollment. And last week, Detroit's mayor announced that the city will demolish thousands of its vacant homes.

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The Takeaway

America's Most Diverse Place? Kindergarten

Thursday, March 11, 2010

new demographic study from the University of New Hampshire finds that the demographic makeup of the U.S. is changing most rapidly among babies and young children, with 2010 on track to see more babies of color born than white babies. The study cites immigration, high fertility rates among recent immigrant communities (and comparatively lower fertility rates among non-Hispanic whites) and details the counties that have already become so-called "majority-minority" areas.

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