Much more than just checking a box
Mar 29, 2024

Much more than just checking a box

On the 2030 U.S. Census, Arab Americans will have their own box to check for the first time ever.

Segments From this episode

$60 million to Maryland is "a down payment"

A massive crane is among the equipment descending on the Port of Baltimore as a monumental salvage operation begins following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Federal relief funds are also starting to flow to Maryland, though much more will be needed.

2030 census will include "Middle Eastern or North African" box for the first time

Mar 29, 2024
One outcome of the “Middle Eastern or North African” (MENA) box will be a clearer picture of economic conditions in Arab American communities.
A poster advertising the 2020 Census in Arabic is seen in Los Angeles. The 2030 Census will be the first time that Arab Americans have their own box to check.
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How medical debt can exacerbate pain and suffering

As part of a live event, we break down the medical debts that some Americans owe and the shame, guilt and uncertainty that can come with it.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC