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  • Need to Know 8/24/12

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    S 2012 : Ep 08.24.12 - 8/24/12

    "Need to Know airs a special edition from Tampa, the site of the GOP national convention. Host Jeff Greenfield will report on Republican efforts to carry Ohio, a state deemed critical to their chances of winning the national election.moreless
  • Need to Know 8/17/12

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    S 2012 : Ep 08.17.12 - 8/17/12

    On this week'?s episode, we report on the nation'?s high obesity and diabetes rates, which are disproportionately impacting children in low-income communities.
  • Need to Know 7/27/12

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    S 2012 : Ep 07.27.12 - 7/27/12

    In our ongoing series '?Your Money, Your Life,'? Need to Know takes an in-depth look at the difficult spending decisions facing the nation'?s working poor. This week'?s episode profiles one Newark, N.J. family, who keeps a monthly financial diary detailing its expenditures, including the additional costs incurred by living in a poor neighborhood and by not using available banking services.moreless
  • Need to Know 7/20/12

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    S 2012 : Ep 07.20.12 - 7/20/12

    On this week's episode of Need to Know, our team traveled deep into the mountains of central Mexico to speak with a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a Border Patrol officer. Later, correspondant John Larson speaks with a former Border Patrol agent turned whistleblower, who describes deplorable conditions in detention centers.moreless
  • Need to Know, Fri., June 22, 2012: Poverty in America

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    S 2012 : Ep 06.29.12 -

    This week Need to Know examines an experimental program in Oakland, Calif., designed to help the working poor emerge from poverty.
  • Fri., Dec. 23, 2011

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    S 2011 : Ep 12.23.11 - 12/21/11

    Need to Know shines a light on the precarious state of Christian-Muslim relations in Iraq. Host Ray Suarez also speaks with Anthony Shadid of the New York Times, and Jon Meacham gives an "American Voices" essay.moreless
  • Fri., Dec. 16, 2011

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    S 2011 : Ep 12.16.11 - 12/16/11

    Big cities are facing growing pressure to balance budgets while still keeping necessary services. Need to Know explores the challenges that face these cities and solutions for revitalizing them. Maria Hinojosa hosts.
  • Fri., Dec. 9, 2011

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    S 2011 : Ep 12.09.11 - 12/9/11

    How can we make Congress work? Need to Know host Jeff Greenfield moderates a bipartisan panel discussing various proposals to get our government working again.
  • Help Wanted: Revisiting Ohio

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    S 2011 : Ep 12.02.11 - 12/2/11

    Need to Know revisits Cuyahoga County in northern Ohio for an in-depth look at America's jobs crisis.
  • Fri., Dec. 2, 2011

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    S 2011 : Ep 12.02.11 - 12/2/11

    Need to Know revisits northern Ohio for an updated look at how many Americans with jobs are struggling to make ends meet because of the difficult economy.
  • Fri., Nov. 11, 2011

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    S 2011 : Ep 11.11.11 - 11/11/11

    For Veteran's Day, Need to Know dedicates the entire half-hour to the difficulties troops face once they return. Sebastian Junger proposes a way to help veterans who struggle with the painful memories of civilian deaths. And essayist Marcos Villatoro profiles a housekeeper whose son is fighting in Iraq.moreless
  • Fri., Oct. 28, 2011

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    S 2011 : Ep 10.28.11 - 10/28/11

    We travel to a town in Indiana to see how NAFTA, the most controversial trade deal in recent U.S. history, continues to impact communities today. Ray Suarez hosts.
  • Fri., Oct. 7, 2011

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    S 2011 : Ep 10.07.11 - 10/7/11

    Need to Know launches its new series dedicated to exploring America's jobs crisis. They look at job insecurity in Ohio, and author David Simon discusses chronic unemployment with young men on "the corner." Scott Simon hosts.moreless
  • Fri., Sept. 23, 2011

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    S 2011 : Ep 09.23.1 - 9/23/11

    Need to Know visits a town in Michigan for a first-hand look at the challenges faced in creating a new economy for "green jobs." Also: The changing nature of the American garage sale. Maria Hinojosa hosts.moreless
  • Fri., Sept. 9, 2011

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    S 2011 : Ep 09.09.11 - 9/9/11

    A special edition on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. We visit three military families to see how the nation's longest war effort has affected military children. Also: Six-word memoirs on 9/11, and an "In Perspective" essay from Jon Meacham.moreless
  • Fri., Dec. 24, 2010

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    S 2010 : Ep 12.21.10 - 12/21/10

    This week on our holiday edition of Need to Know, we feature some of our favorite interviews with artists, journalists and scholars from the past year, as well an essay from editorial cartoonist Steve Brodner.moreless
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