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Need to Know, December 23, 2011: Christian-Muslim relations in Iraq

Ray Suarez hosts this week’s Need to Know, which shines a light on the precarious state of Christian-Muslim relations in Iraq. We also speak with Anthony Shadid of the New York Times, and Jon Meacham gives an “American Voices” essay.

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Anthony Shadid on the status of Christians in the Middle East

Ray Suarez interviews New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, who offers his perspective on the status of Christians throughout the Middle East.

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Election 2012: What stories do you want to see?

As NTK gears up to bring you more stories of how Election 2012 will affect communities all around the nation, tell us: What issues do you want to see covered?

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VII Magazine: North Korea: Secrets and lies

With the death of Kim Jong-il, VII Magazine explores North Korea through the eyes of photographer Tomas van Houtryve, who managed to slip into the country twice to capture images never before seen by a Western photographer.

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Need to Know, December 16, 2011: Mayor under siege

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.

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Video: Steven Malanga on how cities can get by

Anchor Maria Hinojosa interviews Steven Malanga of the conservative-leaning Manhattan Institute about how to restore the health of the nation’s cities.

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Poll: City budgets

Can private enterprise alone can fix the nation’s cities? Vote in our poll.

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Video: Fixing government: Bret Stephens on raising the bar for government officials

Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens argues that the government needs stricter standards for hiring and firing to attract and retain the nation’s best and brightest.

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Video: Fixing government: Elliot Ackerman on making 2012 a ‘three-horse race’

Elliot Ackerman talks about “Americans Elect,” an independent movement to allow ordinary Americans to nominate a candidate outside the two-party system.