Kristin Miller

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Video: Interview: Acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris

Seth Harris, acting Secretary of Labor on the challenges of our new economy.

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The new vocational training

Professional certification programs are one way to gain entry into new employment sectors with credentials agreed upon by the industry itself. The Department of Labor has a new comprehensive employment website: Job Center USA (http://jobcenter.usa.gov/) in the BETA phase.

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Video: Need to Know: May 3, 2013: Retraining America

Rick Karr travels to the state of Washington to report on The National STEM Consortium – a program designed to target this type of structural unemployment by improving the scientific, technical and mathematical know-how of American workers.

Transcript: April 26, 2013

RAY SUAREZ: Welcome to Need to Know. Thanks for joining us. The topic of gun control has been front and center ever since last December’s elementary school mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. And that discussion inevitably leads to another one about the second amendment to the Constitution, a mere 27 words from 1791 that continue [...]

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Debating the Second Amendment: Roundtable participants

With the gun control debate raging after the mass school shooting in Newtown, CT, Need to Know examines the history of the Second Amendment and how it shapes the discussion today. Ray Suarez anchors a panel including: George Mason Law School professor Joyce Lee Malcolm, former New York Times foreign correspondent and editor Craig Whitney, and [...]

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Video: Need to Know: April 26, 2013: Debating the Second Amendment

With the gun control debate raging after the mass school shooting in Newtown, CT, Need to Know examines the history of the Second Amendment and how it shapes the discussion today. Ray Suarez anchors a panel including: George Mason Law School professor Joyce Lee Malcolm, former New York Times foreign correspondent and editor Craig Whitney, [...]

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Crossing the line at the border: Award-winning reporting

“Crossing the line at the border,” reported with Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, has won the Jack R. Howard Award for in-depth television coverage from the Scripps Howard Foundation.

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Video: Need to Know: April 19, 2013: Mississippi Savings

A program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college – and teach them about banking and money along the way.