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Change in America

As the world chews its nails, waiting to see how the US election story ends, Lizzie O’Leary tries to figure out how the US has changed since 2008.

How has the US changed since 2008? As the world chews its nails, waiting to see how the US election story ends, Lizzie O’Leary tries to do something a little different: looking at data to figure out how America is different now, in November 2016, from the country which elected its first black president eight years ago. Lizzie – from the US radio show Marketplace – is joined in New York City by the political analyst Amy Holmes, demographer Bill Frey and the journalist Meghan McArdle. She’s also armed with audiographs, illustrating some surprising data in sound.

Producer: Ben Crighton
Audiographs producer: Neal Razzell
Editor: Richard Knight

(Photo: Girl with Flag, Credit: ThinkStock)

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Sun 6 Nov 2016 12:06GMT

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