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Video: Greg Wawro on ‘filibuster by flight’ in Wisconsin and Indiana

Jon Meacham talks to Professor Gregory Wawro of Columbia University about the controversial political tactics being used by legislators in Wisconsin and Indiana to avoid being forced to vote on legislation cutting benefits and collective bargaining rights for public employee unions.

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VII Magazine: Children at war

In part one of the series “One Voice, One Thousand Children,” VII photographer Marcus Bleasdale documents the lives of child soldiers from nations in Africa that continue to receive U.S. military aid.

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Video: Mark Hertsgaard: Climate change comes for us all

Author Mark Hertsgaard anticipates what cities around the U.S. can expect from the effects of climate change in the coming years, and discusses the media’s responsibility in covering it.

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Need to Know, February 25, 2011: Sea level rise, National Guard bonuses, Somali pirates

This week on Need to Know, the effects of climate change are already hitting the city of Norfolk, Virginia. We travel to Norfolk to see how the city is dealing with regular flooding caused by sea level rise and a sinking shoreline. Also: We look at an investigation by a Sacramento Bee reporter into millions [...]

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Need to Know, February 18, 2011: The universe(s), Egypt’s future and fracking

How many universes are there? Author Brian Greene explains. Plus: A fracking update, a look at what’s next in Egypt and an interview author Parag Khanna.

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Parag Khanna: We’re living in a modern version of the Middle Ages

Parag Khanna has raced 8,000 miles from London to Mongolia, advised Barack Obama and been dubbed an adventurer-scholar. His new book posits that we’re living in a modern Middle Ages.

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Video: ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten on Congress’s fracking report

ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten discusses a congressional report on potential violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, following up on a previous investigative report by Need to Know.

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Video: Will post-Mubarak Egypt set the tone for the rest of the Arab world?

Alison Stewart talks to Michael Wahid Hanna of the Century Foundation to discuss what happens next in Egypt, and how that will affect the rest of the Arab world.

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Video: A look at the universe with Brian Greene

Theoretical physicist and New York Times best-selling author Brian Greene explains, among other things, how the universe is like a muffin, and why there’s actually not one universe at all.