A Vietnamese-American essayist, Thoai Nguyen, talks about tensions in the inner city of Philadelphia between African-Americans and newly arrived south Asian immigrants.
An original Freedom Rider and organizer of the Selma march recalls his last hours with Martin Luther King on the day King was assassinated.
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.
Every year some 10,000 children end up in emergency rooms because of serious choking incidents, many of them involving hot dogs.
A new alternative therapy is proving to be as effective as medication in treating the symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome. Need to Know meets a 12-year-old boy showing marked improvement since he began the therapy.
More than a year after the earthquake in Haiti, the Dominican Republic is deporting Haitian refugees en masse, prompting allegations of racism and wrongful treatment by human rights activists.
Alison Stewart talks to author Adam Hochschild on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Congo’s first democratically elected leader, Patrice Lumumba, by Belgian and — it is speculated — American operatives.
A bone marrow transplant for HIV, early warning signs of Alzheimer’s, CT scans for lung cancer prevention and more in the year’s top research developments.