Scott Simon hosts this week’s edition of Need to Know, which explores the nation’s struggle with immigration reform through the through the lens of Alabama’s controversial new law.
Scott Simon interviews NYU law professor Alina Das, an advocate for immigrant rights, on what needs to be done to reform our federal immigration policy.
What do you think should be done with illegal immigrants? Vote in our poll.
This week, Need to Know shines a light on the debate over the Pentagon’s budget, exploring whether the $700 billion defense budget can be cut and, if so, how and by how much.
Thomas Donnelly of the American Enterprise Institute argues that the Pentagon’s budget should be spared the kind of major cuts being made to federal spending across the board.
This series of poignant portraits offers an intimate glimpse of U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan as they communicate with friends and family at home.
For Veteran’s Day, Need to Know dedicates the entire half-hour to exploring the economic and emotional difficulties many U.S. troops face once they return home.
In our “American Voices” series, Marcos Villatoro profiles a housekeeper whose son is now serving in Afghanistan. He says her job is like her son’s: they both clean up the mess left by others.