As part of Need to Know’s hour-long focus on jobs, editorial cartoonist Steve Brodner wonders why some corporations are raking in big profits, even as the unemployment crisis grips the country and puts people out of work.
This week on Need to Know: Rape as a weapon of war in Congo. An experimental program to fight childhood obesity. And exploring what to do about nuclear waste.
Niall Ferguson, the Harvard historian, joins Need to Know’s Jon Meacham to discuss his many battles over the Tea Party, the budget and the jobless recovery.
Need to Know travels to Mississippi to see whether an experimental jobs program there can deliver hope to the unemployed.
President Obama warned that the U.S. economy may suffer from low rates of college graduation. The problem is especially stark in the south, where few adults aged 25 to 34 obtain degrees.
The race is on to develop sustainable solutions to climate change. Can the U.S. compete?