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Changes To The 2020 Census Explained

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The 2020 U.S. Census Bureau has added an online form for people to submit their information.

There are several changes to the 2020 U.S. census. For example, for the first time ever, people will be given the option to fill out the census online and through a mobile app. These changes, however, do not come without their own set of challenges.

Juan Pablo Hourcade of the University of Iowa and a member of the U.S. Census Scientific Advisory Committee joins host Ben Kieffer on this segment of River to River to explain the motivation behind these changes and why this $15 billion count is the law. 

Guest:

  • Juan Pablo Hourcade, associate professor of computer science at the University of Iowa and member of the U.S. Census Scientific Advisory Committee
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer is a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River