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.
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.
Anchor Maria Hinojosa interviews Ron Haskins, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about the country’s lack of progress on national poverty issues.
The executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York talks about society’s obligation to serve those in need.
Should the government pay poor people to learn how to budget and save? Vote in our poll.
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.
Lt. Commander Pam Wall discusses the unique advantages nurses have when it comes to delivering mental health care to wounded veterans.
The V.A.’s deputy chief consultant for specialty mental health talks to Scott Simon about treating traumatized vets once they return home.