America by the Numbers

Guam Veterans Roundtable | America by the Numbers

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Find out why many of the citizens of Guam choose to serve in the military, and what their experiences mean to them, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Many veterans struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of their service. But after returning home, many Guamanian veterans say they struggle to get the healthcare they need from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our Private Idaho | America by the Numbers: Episode 3

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The American suburbs are becoming more diverse, but the "exurbs" that surround them remain largely Caucasian. Learn about these more homogenous areas of the country, and examine some of the issues they face. White Americans account for only 6 percent of the total population growth nationwide, but they make up 73 percent of growth in exurban areas. In this episode, visit Coeur d'Alene, Idaho—a majority Caucasian town that successfully ousted the Aryan Nations in 2000. Hear from some of the residents about their views on diversity and community.

Conservative Families in a Changing America | America by the Numbers

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Learn why some white American families are moving out of cities, beyond suburbs, to "exurbs," in this clip from America by the Numbers. Hear from the Boland family, who moved from Los Angeles to Northern Idaho, in search of a quieter life, with a focus on conservative, Christian values.

Immigrant Candidates in Local Politics | America by the Numbers

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Learn about the social and economic impact of a large influx of refugees on Clarkston, Georgia. In this clip from America by the Numbers, hear from mayoral candidates Emanuel Ransom and Ted Terry about the continued placement of refugees in Clarkston—and whether they think that is good or bad for the community.

Rocking the Vote Latino Evangelical Style | The New Deciders

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America By The Numbers visits one of the largest mega-churches in Florida, where Latino evangelical pastors Gabriel and Jeanette Salguero host a civic engagement for their 4,000 parishioners. Undocumented immigrant Maria Lozano explains the importance of registering new voters even though she herself cannot vote.

Immigrant Issues in Clarkston, Georgia | America by the Numbers

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Learn about the shifting demographics of Clarkston, Georgia, a refugee resettlement site, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Statistics show unemployment in the city has risen, and over 37 percent of inhabitants live below the poverty line. Find out how immigrants find a place in their new community, participating in daily life both economically and politically.

Surviving Year One | America by the Numbers: Episode 7

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Babies in Rochester, New York, are dying at a rate almost twice the national average. Learn about some of the possible social and economic reasons for that in this full episode of America by the Numbers. The United States ranks 56th lowest in the world for infant mortality, but studies have shown that mothers of color are more than twice as likely as white mothers to lose their babies before their first birthday. Explore some possible explanations for those findings, and witness the programs in Rochester working to reverse those disparities.

Infant Mortality and Toxic Stress | America by the Numbers

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Learn about the stresses faced by mothers in Rochester, New York, and the impact this has on infant mortality, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Despite the fact the United States spends more on healthcare than any other country, it ranks 56th in infant mortality rates globally. Experts have long connected infant mortality to poverty and its associated problems, but they are just beginning to understand that there could be a biological link.

Native American Boomtown | America by the Numbers: Episode 4

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Learn about the benefits and consequences of an oil boom for a Native American reservation in North Dakota. The Bakken Oil Boom is bringing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to the state. Fort Berthold Reservation has more than 1,000 oil wells, which have brought a significant amount of that money to its Native American community. But it has also brought danger: organized crime, hard drugs and traffic fatalities.

Black Republicans and Black Lives Matter Activists Talk Politics | The New Deciders

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Markeece Young is a 20-year old black Republican blogger and one of the youngest delegates to the 2016 North Carolina GOP Convention. Holden Cession, Irving Allen and April Parker are community activists and the founders of Black Lives Matter in Greensboro, NC. America By The Numbers brings them together for a roundtable discussion with Maria Hinojosa about the 2016 election. 

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