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Need to Know, December 23, 2011: Christian-Muslim relations in Iraq

Ray Suarez hosts this week’s Need to Know, which shines a light on the precarious state of Christian-Muslim relations in Iraq. We also speak with Anthony Shadid of the New York Times, and Jon Meacham gives an “American Voices” essay.


Need to Know, December 16, 2011: Mayor under siege

Big cities are facing growing pressure to balance budgets while still keeping necessary services. Need to Know explores the challenges that face these cities and solutions for revitalizing them. Maria Hinojosa hosts.


Need to Know, December 9, 2011: Making Congress work

How can we make Congress work? This week on Need to Know, host Jeff Greenfield moderates a bipartisan panel discussing various proposals to get our government working again.


Need to Know, December 2, 2011: Help wanted: Revisiting Ohio

Need to Know revisits northern Ohio for an updated look at how many Americans with jobs are struggling to make ends meet because of the difficult economy.


Need to Know, November 25, 2011: Resisting Alabama’s immigration crackdown

Scott Simon hosts this week’s edition of Need to Know, which explores the nation’s struggle with immigration reform through the through the lens of Alabama’s controversial new law.


Need to Know, November 18, 2011: The Pentagon: Hard times, hard choices

This week, Need to Know shines a light on the debate over the Pentagon’s budget, exploring whether the $700 billion defense budget can be cut and, if so, how and by how much.


Need to Know, November 11, 2011: Coming home: The enduring sacrifice

For Veteran’s Day, Need to Know dedicates the entire half-hour to exploring the economic and emotional difficulties many U.S. troops face once they return home.


Need to Know, November 4, 2011: Creating opportunity

On this month’s edition of Help Wanted, our ongoing project featuring stories from America’s jobs crisis, Need to Know travels from one coast to the other to highlight two statewide initiatives that have helped curb unemployment. We also launch our new series, American Voices, featuring essayists from diverse backgrounds with diverse points of view. Jeff [...]


Need to Know, October 28, 2011: Jobs in the balance

We travel to a town in Indiana to see how NAFTA, the most controversial trade deal in recent U.S. history, continues to impact communities today. Also: Former U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor on NAFTA’s legacy, and a Jon Meacham essay making the case for free trade.

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