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Mona Iskander


Video: Removing horses from the wild

Filmmaker and wildlife activist Ginger Kathrens discusses the Bureau of Land Management’s controversial removal of horses from the wild in the western U.S.


Video: The thin green line: Investing in urban parks

Need to Know visits the High Line, a flowering oasis built atop an old train trestle on Manhattan’s west side. It has drawn millions of admiring locals and tourists. But it’s more than just a nice place to relax and take in the view — it’s an economic engine.


Video: Safety matters: Injuries and fatalities at ‘model’ workplaces

State and federal regulators have deemed that about 2,400 work sites across the country have exemplary health and safety programs. Many of these sites are part of a special program that allows them an exemption from OSHA’s regular inspections. But a recent Center for Public Integrity/iWatch News investigation found that there have been at least 80 fatalities over the last decade at dozens of VPP sites, and yet the majority have remained in the program. Need to Know takes an in-depth look.


Video: All over the map: Behind the scenes, redrawing the political landscape

While the media and political junkies follow the candidates’ every move, the real action is happening out of the public eye, where congressional districts are being redrawn.


Video: An actor’s life: Israeli-Palestinian theater advocate murdered

A look at the life and work of Juliano Mer-Khamis, the Israeli Palestinian actor and the director of the Jenin Freedom Theatre recently killed by unknown gunmen. He was a controversial figure who believed that art and theater could be used for social change.


Video: An Egyptian-American reflects on Hosni Mubarak’s ouster

Need to Know producer Mona Iskander, an Egyptian-American, shares her personal observations on the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.


Mubarak resigns! A live blog

As the situation in Egypt progresses, we’ll bring you photos, interviews and updates from people on the ground.


Video: A physical education in Naperville

Physical education spurs higher test scores at one Chicago-area high school.


Video: Unemployment benefits in doubt

Need to Know’s financial correspondent Stacey Tisdale investigates a little known industry that can have a huge impact on the newly unemployed.