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The stories we Need to Know

Need to Know premieres tonight, May 7, at 8:30 p.m. in many locations. But check your local listings. Join Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham as they address the gulf oil spill, gun policy, the pill and other issues. Special guests: Former President Bill Clinton, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Coming up on Need to Know [...]

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The stories we Need to Know

Gun control, wind power, the drug war in Juarez, the birth control pill, soldiers heading off to Iraq, a Somali rapper. These, and many others are the stories you’ll hear on air and online in the coming weeks on Need to Know.

Erica Jong on the pill, then and now

The birth control pill turns 50 on May 9. Need to Know spoke to Erica Jong about the pill, sex and motherhood.