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  Need to Know: January 18, 2013: Ending paralysis: New Jersey and Germany

Need to Know” anchor Jeff Greenfield explores why it now takes nearly four times as long to complete infrastructure projects in the United States than it did in the 1970′s.

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  Christine Todd Whitman on states dealing with shrinking budgets

Need to Know host Scott Simon talks to former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman about the difficult choices states are facing in a tough economic climate.

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Photo: A new river runs through it

Hurricane Irene turns streets into rivers in some of the hardest hit places.

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‘Unemployed need not apply’

A New Jersey law highlights yet another reality for the long-term unemployed: hiring biases against unemployed candidates.

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  Arne Duncan on American education: ‘We have a crisis on multiple levels’

Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks to Jon Meacham about the Obama administration’s push to revise No Child Left Behind, and how the U.S. can regain lost ground in educational excellence.

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  Are public employee unions to blame for states’ budget woes?

Governors from across the country say that public union workers’ salaries and benefits are wreaking havoc with their state budgets. But are state workers really to blame for the economic plight of states?

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Photo: Snow day? Snow way!

While most dig out, a dog named Murphy digs in.

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Rail politics: The choice for voters — spend or save our way out of the recession

The demise of the largest public works project in decades illustrates the stark political choice many voters will make next week: either spend our way out of the recession with big projects like high-speed trains and tunnels or save our way out with good old fashioned belt-tightening.

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Rick Nelson on counter-terrorism after 9/11

Need to Know discusses American anti-terrorism strategies, nine years after 9/11, with Rick Nelson of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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