Brian Lee

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Video: The revolution will not be firewalled: Gabriella Coleman on the ‘hacktivist’ underground

Alison Stewart sits down with author and anthropologist Gabriella Coleman to discuss the tricky and complicated world of hackers.

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Video: Carcel de mujeres: The women’s prison

VII photographer Franco Pagetti gives an intimate look at the daily lives of women living in a prison in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Need to Know, July 15, 2011: California nuclear safety, population control, Gloria Steinem

Could a Fukushima-style disaster happen at one of California’s nuclear plants? Also: The zero population growth movement of the 1960s, and an interview with feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

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Video: Standing room only

As the world steadily marches toward record-breaking population figures, Need to Know time travels to the late ’60s/early ’70s, when “overpopulation” was a frightening issue that occupied a substantial slice of the American psyche.

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Video: Phillip Longman and Julia Whitty on the population conversation

Alison Stewart interviews reporters Phillip Longman and Julia Whitty to discuss the challenges of population change today, and just how serious they are.

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Video: Gloria Steinem on men, women and power

Need to Know correspondent Stacey Tisdale talks with feminist icon Gloria Steinem about the gains made by the women’s movement and what’s left to be tackled.

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Video: Double fault: Nuclear safety at Diablo Canyon

The Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is situated near two fault lines, and at least one critic is questioning whether the utility that owns the plant is doing all it needs to to ensure that it can safely withstand the kind of earthquake some seismologists believe is possible.

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Video: The youth of Iran

VII photographer Ziyah Gafic traveled to Iran and talked to young Iranians about their lives, prospects for democracy and misconceptions the West has of their country.

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Need to Know, July 8, 2011: Congo’s orchestra, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Sudan, workplace safety

The story of a remarkable symphony orchestra thriving in Congo, and an investigation on faltering safety in work sites that are exempt from OSHA regulations. Also: South Sudan’s historic election and Jami Floyd on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case. Maria Hinojosa guest hosts.