Jeff Greenfield moderates a bipartisan panel that offers detailed proposals about how to make Congress work. Their ideas include: non-partisan primaries, mandatory voting and campaign finance reform.
Former NBC Pentagon correspondent Fred Francis hosts a panel of military experts who discuss the wisdom of some of our current defense spending and how the Pentagon can deal with foreign threats during difficult economic times.
Need to Know takes a look at a small town plagued by chemical pollution and disease, and the regulatory system some say has failed its residents.
When we think of autism, we tend to think of children, but what happens to those children when they grow up and leave the educational system where federal law requires they get the services they need? And what happens to them when their parents are gone? Need to Know looks at two families struggling to provide a future for their adult sons with autism.
A rare but deadly fungal disease once known only in tropical climates is infecting people in the Pacific Northwest — and researchers say climate change may be why.
A year after the BP spill, cleanup workers are still asking questions about health risks. Can a federal study provide the answers? Need to Know’s medical correspondent reports.
Dr. Emily Senay examines three clinical trials current under way: new chemotherapy tests, freezing breast cancer tumors and scalp cooling to save patients’ hair.
An FDA advisory panel has recommended approval of a brain scan that may help diagnose Alzheimer’s. Dr. Emily Senay tells us what this test might mean for the future.
Parents of children with severe developmental disabilities often have to fight to get them what they need, especially once they become adults.