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First in Future: Carolina Demography Founding Director Rebecca Tippett

Summary:  Sometimes we try to avoid looking forward, almost like if we ignore the pending changes, they won’t happen. The state’s population is growing and more and more of our residents weren’t born here. Our guest this week, Dr. Rebecca Tippett, the founding director of the Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, is a leading demographer. Demography is the science of understanding how populations grow and change. We talk about where our state’s population growth is coming from and where we might be going in the future, which state edges North Carolina out as the “stickiest state” and yet another reason to worry about Cambridge Analytica.

This installment of First in Future is part of a special TV series produced in collaboration with UNC-TV, and is recorded in UNC-TV’s Studios. Taped segments will air on the North Carolina Channel. Visit for specific air dates.


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