Stacey Tisdale travels to Mississippi to examine a program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college — and teach them about banking and money along the way.
A program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college – and teach them about banking and money along the way.
As Need to Know reports this week, childhood obesity is a staggering problem in the U.S., with CDC stats putting the number of obese children (2-19) in America at nearly 12.5 million. In 2010, the President Barack Obama passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to combat the country’s high obesity rates among children. Under the [...]
Parents of children with severe developmental disabilities often have to fight to get them what they need, especially once they become adults.
Foster children are some of the most heavily medicated children in the nation. Need to Know investigates the use and potential overuse of powerful anti psychotics in our foster care systems, focusing on Texas, which has done much to reform its practices.
After spending some time in Somerville, Mass., reporting on their innovative program to prevent childhood obesity, Need to Know came back with some tips on how to make sure your kids reach adulthood at a healthy weight.
Last week, when news broke about the Times Square bomber, I was traveling between New York and Florida. Perhaps because I was in airports, I found myself thinking more than usual about fear and anxiety in post-9/11 America. When Faisal Shahzad’s face and Nissan Pathfinder appeared on major news networks, my wife and I had [...]