Brian Lee

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Video: Need to Know, June 29, 2012: Solving poverty in America

Need to Know examines a successful experimental program in Oakland, Calif., designed to help the working poor emerge from poverty. Anchor Maria Hinojosa interviews Ron Haskins, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Monsignor Kevin Sullivan discusses society’s duty to the poor.

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Video: Taking the initiative

Need to Know travels to the Bay Area to examine the Family Independence Initiative, a program designed to help the working poor help themselves emerge from poverty.

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Video: Ron Haskins on entitlement cuts

Anchor Maria Hinojosa interviews Ron Haskins, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about the country’s lack of progress on national poverty issues.

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Video: American Voices: Msgr. Kevin Sullivan

The executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York talks about society’s obligation to serve those in need.

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Need to Know honored by Casey Medals

Need to Know was honored by the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism. Watch both recognized pieces online.

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Poll: The new war on poverty

Should the government pay poor people to learn how to budget and save? Vote in our poll.

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Need to Know, June 22, 2012: Homecoming for veterans

This week’s Need to Know examines how long-term care for veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan is placing a growing strain on America’s health care providers. Scott Simon hosts.

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Video: American Voices: Lt. Commander Pam Wall

Lt. Commander Pam Wall discusses the unique advantages nurses have when it comes to delivering mental health care to wounded veterans.

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Video: Sonja Batten on veterans care

The V.A.’s deputy chief consultant for specialty mental health talks to Scott Simon about treating traumatized vets once they return home.