New York is poised to sign the nation’s first law protecting the rights of nannies and other domestic workers. But can working moms afford it? And is national childcare reform needed?
is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and multimedia journalist whose work has taken her from the crime-infested streets of west Philadelphia to the mountains of northern Pakistan. Before joining Need to Know, Lauren was the senior multimedia producer for PBS’s Wide Angle. Feeney is a graduate of Bard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Cabaret singer Ute Lemper, renowned for her interpretations of the works of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, has recently added American poet Charles Bukowski to her eclectic repertoire.
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Gen. David Petraeus will replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of American forces in Afghanistan.
The U.S. military is focused on the future, but Afghan culture venerates the past.
The idea of reconciling with the Taliban has been of particular concern to women, who fear that their hard-won rights could be negotiated away.
One of the thornier issues expected to come up during Hamid Karzai’s visit to Washington is the Afghan president’s plans for reconciliation with the Taliban.