Craigslist founder Craig Newmark talks to NTK’s William Brangham about how social media and technology can drive social change.
Maria Hinojosa updates her report about military veterans who are having difficulty finding work and, in some cases, have become homeless after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In an updated Help Wanted edition of Need to Know, correspondent John Larson reports from Ohio about whether recent economic gains have changed the fortunes of people who suffered during the recession.
Food stamps have become a political issue in the campaign, and Need to Know examines why a record number of Americans need help buying food every month.
Need to Know traveled to New Hampshire, which boasts better economic numbers than most places in the U.S. But there’s also a more troubling story: how the downturn has wounded the middle class in a way that feels more permanent than temporary.
Need to Know revisits four middle-class workers in Ohio to examine the financial dilemmas and uncertainty faced by employed American workers in today’s economy.