Karla Murthy

Producer
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Video: The long view

More than 10 million people in the United States already have long-term health care needs, and that number is only going to grow as baby boomers and their parents live longer.

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Video: Alabama: The immigration battle

Need to Know travels to Alabama to report on opposition to the state’s new anti-immigration law from an unexpected source: the sheriff of the state’s biggest county.

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Video: Self starters: Going from unemployed to entrepreneur

In most states, jobless benefits are there to cushion the blow while you look for work. But Oregon does something different, using the benefits to encourage people to start their own businesses.

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Video: Military families struggle with the war at home

The emotional impact of combat on those serving in the military is well recognized. But what about the military families left behind? We profile three families to see the sacrifices military spouses and children make every day.

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Video: Choosing words: The controversy over Texas textbooks

Texas recently voted not to add creationism to its science texts. But the actions of the state’s school board continue to be closely watched by the nation. Need to Know caught up with the Board last May as it was considering changes for its social studies textbooks.

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Jugaad Urbanism: Making it work

From solar powered rickshaws to a canopy made of recycled oil cans, learn about Jugaad Urbanism — an exhibit featuring the work of urban designers inspired by the resourcefullness of ordinary citizens in India.

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Video: Filling a gap left by budget cuts, Chicago school offers coveted music education

The People’s Music School in Chicago is trying to fill the gap in music education left by budget cuts to public school music programs. The tough part? Getting in.

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Good chemistry: Creating more scientists in Maryland

Alison Stewart visited the University of Maryland Baltimore County to find out how that school is turning more college students into scientists.

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Video: School of thought in Brockton, Mass.

In 1998, when new standardized tests were mandated in Massachusetts, 75 percent of the 4,000 students at Brockton High School were in danger of failing to graduate. But a group of dedicated teachers turned things around.