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Lucy Kennedy

Multimedia Producer

Cottage industry: Neglect and abuse in adult family homes

An alternative to nursing homes, state-licensed “adult family homes” house up to six seniors in private homes in Washington State. But Seattle Times investigative reporter Michael Berens found the homes rife with abuse and neglect.


The price of gas: A Need to Know investigation

In collaboration with ProPublica, Need to Know correspondent John Larson investigates the practice of “fracking,” which some Wyoming residents say is polluting their water.



Private First Class Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old who allegedly provided the whistleblower site Wikileaks with footage documenting U.S. troops killing Iraqi civilians was charged Monday in Kuwait. Here’s what you need to know about the case, and about Wikileaks.


The view from Afghanistan

There’s a sense that the victims of the Gen. McChrystal debacle are the Afghan people.


How prisoner abuse affects the abuser

In his new book “None of Us Were Like this Before,” reporter Joshua Phillips meets young American soldiers who abused detainees in Iraq, and suffered psychological consequences.


Audio: Is NATO still relevant?

Madeleine Albright and Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haas debate.


Audio: Gangs and politics in Jamaica

Need to Know spoke to Jonathan Rapley about the complicated relationship between gangs and politics in Jamaica.


The British election aftermath

Jonathan Hopkin of the London School of Economics shares his thoughts on what the election results mean for the next U.K. government.


Five ways of looking at the euro

Predictions and proposals abound as the Greek debt crisis continues to rattle global markets. Here’s what some top economists have to say.