Montgomery County Leaders Tell Residents To Make The 2010 Census Count | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Montgomery County Leaders Tell Residents To Make The 2010 Census Count

Play associated audio
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says the 2010 Census survey will speak volumes about Maryland's residents.
Jessica Gould
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says the 2010 Census survey will speak volumes about Maryland's residents.

There are only ten questions on the 2010 Census. But Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says the survey will speak volumes about Maryland's residents. And it will impact how $400 billion in federal funds is distributed to local communities.

At a rally in Rockville, Leggett encouraged residents to participate in the census. Wanjiru Kamau is president of the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation. Kamau says many immigrants are afraid to fill out the forms for fear of being deported. But she says they shouldn't be; the census is confidential and can't be shared with immigration authorities.

Jessica Gould reports...

NPR

Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.
NPR

Red Robin's 'Monster' Burger Wins Xtreme Eating Awards

The Center for Science in the Public Interest says, at more than 3,500 calories, it's the "single unhealthiest" meal among 200 chain restaurants.
NPR

In Kansas City, Obama Brushes Off House GOP's Lawsuit Against Him

Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.
NPR

Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.