The city of Norfolk, Va., is grappling with massive flooding caused by sea-level rise. Plus, an update to last week’s investigation into the death of an illegal immigrant after he had been beaten and tased by U.S. border agents. Scott Simon hosts.
In partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute, Need to Know investigates whether U.S. border patrol agents have been using excessive force in an effort to curb illegal immigration. Ray Suarez hosts.
This week, Need to Know travels to California to explore the state’s “experiment in democracy,” where ordinary citizens, not elected officials, are responsible for redistricting.
In this month’s “Help Wanted” edition, Need to Know travels to Philadelphia to examine the city’s ambitious plan to reach out to and re-engage high school dropouts.
Texas is taking the lead on an innovative treatment plan to keep former prisoners from committing new crimes. Jeff Greenfield hosts.
Maria Hinojosa updates her report about military veterans who have difficulty finding work and, in some cases, have become homeless after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Scott Simon returns to Baltimore to see how the chronically unemployed are faring, and a Vietnamese-American essayist discusses bridging the racial divide in Philadelphia.
Need to Know’s Ray Suarez hosts a panel of tax experts who debate how to rewrite the tax code to make it simpler and fairer and produce more revenue.
Need to Know profiles four struggling Ohioans and asks how recent improvements in the economy might affect their votes this year.