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The 2020 U.S. census officially starts Tuesday in the remote villages of Alaska. NPR's census reporter, Hansi Lo Wang, is there and speaks with Robin Young about the day's events. Also, the recent smoking ban at all Veteran Administration medical facilities has been lauded for creating a healthier environment for veterans and federal employees. But the new smoke-free policy has been difficult for some veterans and staff, Stephanie Colombini of WUSF reports for the American Homefront Project. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 21, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on January 21, 2020.

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