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More Than Four Million NC Residents Have Yet To Fill Out Their 2020 Census Forms

The 2020 Census is beset with challenges. COVID-19 led to cuts in outreach and information campaigns, as well as pushed back the process of door-to-door census-taker visits. As a result, North Carolina and several other states across the country are set for historic lows in population reporting. 

Host Frank Stasio discusses low 2020 Census numbers in North Carolina with Rebecca Tippett, founding director of Carolina Demography and Alex Tausanovitch of The Center for American Progress.

North Carolina stands to lose billions in census-derived federal funding. Host Frank Stasio talks to Rebecca Tippett, founding director of Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Alex Tausanovitch, director of campaign finance and electoral reform at The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank.

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Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
Stacia Brown comes to WUNC from Washington, DC, where she was a producer for WAMU’s daily news radio program, 1A. She’s the creator and host of two podcasts, The Rise of Charm City and Hope Chest. Her audio projects have been featured on Scene on Radio, a podcast of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; BBC 4’s Short Cuts; and American Public Radio’s Terrible, Thanks for Asking.