Exploring Differences In COVID-19 Data, Challenges Facing Census Collection Up North

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Wisconsin Census map
Much of northern Wisconsin may be hard to count, according to a CUNY Mapping Service analysis. During the 2010 census, the region included many communities where census workers did not send mailings to households and instead opted to visit each home to count residents. censushardtocountmaps2020.us

Different data and definitions are being used to describe the recent increases in COIVD-19 cases in the state. We clear up the confusion with a reporter from WisContext. Then, we hear about census collection efforts in Northern Wisconsin and find out how the pandemic has affected the work there.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Molly Stentz Producer
  • L. Malik Anderson Producer
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Peggy O'Connell Guest

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