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William Brangham


The connections

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark talks to NTK’s William Brangham about how social media and technology can drive social change.


‘I am Trayvon Martin’

Dawn Porter, lawyer and documentary filmmaker, on the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida.


Video: Coming home: The enduring sacrifice

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.


Justice for the Congo

The ICC has handed down its very first ruling, convicting Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga on charges of forcibly conscripting child soldiers into combat.


Video: The state of Ohio: Are recent economic gains helping struggling Americans?

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.


Video: Portraits of hunger: Stories of Americans on food stamps

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.


Video: The view from Main Street

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.


Video: Help Wanted: Revisiting the uncounted millions

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.


Study suggests soldiers’ guilt is large driver of PTSD cases

A study finds that soldiers’ feelings of guilt about their wartime experiences could be a leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder.