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Video: Medical devices: Video, statements and documents

Dr. Emily Senay examines whether the Food and Drug Administration’s medical device review process is adequately protecting the public.

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Video: Need to Know: March 22, 2012: Medical devices

Dr. Emily Senay examines whether the Food and Drug Administration’s medical device review process is adequately protecting the public. While the vast majority of these devices are safe and effective, according to the GAO, hundreds are recalled every year. And the impact of an unsafe device can be devastating.

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Video: Need the Know: March 15, 2013: The family planning fight continues

In the two weeks since the sequester began and the effects are already being felt. One of the federal programs being cut is funding of family planning clinics — those serving primarily low-income and uninsured individuals. With $15 million in cuts slated to happen over the next year, things such as cancer screenings, testing for [...]

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Slideshow: Steinbeck’s Salinas Valley

Library of Congress FSA/OWI Photographs NPR:’Grapes Of Wrath’ And The Politics of Book Burning Nobel Prizes: John Steinbeck The Steinbeck Institute The Steinbeck Center PBS: The American Novel: John Steinbeck PBS: The Fight in the Fields

Steinbeck’s The Harvest Gypsies

Before he wrote his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck was commissioned by The San Francisco News to write a series of  articles on the migrant laborers of the Salinas Valley. The result, ‘The Harvest Gypsies” (1936) were published consecutively from October 5 to October 12, 1936. In 1938 the Simon J. [...]

Transcript: March 1, 2013

JOHN LARSON: Welcome to Need to Know. I’m John Larson reporting tonight from Main Street in Salinas California. As politicians in the nation’s capital tonight wrestle with the budget, we’d like to look ahead to another one of their priorities: immigration reform and how it plays out on main street. We’ve also come to this [...]

Transcript: February 22, 2013

MARIA HINOJOSA: Welcome to Need to Know. Thanks for joining us. It’s good to be with you. America’s mass killings are so well-known by now that it only takes a word or two to describe them. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Newtown. But, of course, gun violence in America does not end there. Thousands of other fatal [...]

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Video: Echoes of a shooting

Exactly 20 years before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a student went on a sudden shooting rampage that killed two people. Today, both the survivors and family members of those killed in the Simon’s Rock shooting are still trying to come to terms with what happened.

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Video: Need to Know: February 22, 2013: After Newtown: Gone Boy

Exactly 20 years before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a student went on a sudden shooting rampage that killed two people. Today, both the survivors and family members of those killed in the Simon’s Rock shooting are still trying to come to terms with what happened.