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  Need to Know: Banned in Arizona

Need to Know travels to Tucson, Arizona, where a years-long dispute over a Mexican-American studies program has tensions high.

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Main Street: Findlay, Ohio

How many times during the past several years have you heard one commentator or another express the same familiar lament? “We just don’t make anything anymore.” Of course, it’s not true. Not even close. No country exports more than the United States except China. What is true is that millions of manufacturing jobs have been [...]

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  Certifiably employable

Rick Karr recently visited Seattle to look at a program designed to give the unemployed the skills they need to find jobs in one of the country’s fastest-growing industries.

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The new vocational training

Professional certification programs are one way to gain entry into new employment sectors with credentials agreed upon by the industry itself. The Department of Labor has a new comprehensive employment website: Job Center USA (http://jobcenter.usa.gov/) in the BETA phase.

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  Need to Know: May 3, 2013: Retraining America

Rick Karr travels to the state of Washington to report on The National STEM Consortium – a program designed to target this type of structural unemployment by improving the scientific, technical and mathematical know-how of American workers.

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  Head start on savings

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.

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  Need to Know: April 19, 2013: Mississippi Savings

A program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college – and teach them about banking and money along the way.

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Modern manufacturing 101

The demand for skilled labor continues to expand — but the global workforce has not necessarily caught up. Over the past few decades, American manufacturers have increasingly looked abroad for skilled workers to fill the supply gap. A McKinsey and Company report published in 2012, The world at work: Jobs, pay and skills for 3.5 [...]

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  Steinbeck’s Salinas Valley

Library of Congress FSA/OWI Photographs NPR:’Grapes Of Wrath’ And The Politics of Book Burning Nobel Prizes: John Steinbeck The Steinbeck Institute The Steinbeck Center PBS: The American Novel: John Steinbeck PBS: The Fight in the Fields

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