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Local Motion: The 2020 Census

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It’s Census time again – that nationwide government survey that aims to count the members of every household in the country every ten years. This edition of Local Motion delves into the U.S. Census to explain how this nationwide headcount is at the core of power and money distribution in our country, and why it matters if you fill it out. KVNF's Jodi Peterson interviews officials with the federal  Census Bureau and the Census Project, a coalition of national, state, and local organizations supporting an inclusive and accurate 2020 Census. Also included is a Census explainer from New Hampshire Public Radio.

Jodi Peterson grew up on Colorado’s Front Range and attended Colorado State University, earning a B.A. in English and an M.A. in communication development. She spent 16 years working as a technical communicator with computer company Hewlett-Packard, then made a career shift to journalism. In 2005, she became news editor for the award-winning nonprofit newsmagazine High Country News; later she served as its managing editor for five years. In 2017, she went part-time as a contributing editor. Jodi was hired as KVNF’s news director in April 2019, and shifted to the news editor role in November 2020, before going freelance in January 2021.