This week on Need to Know: An epidemic of gun violence in Chicago. Is the Google-Verizon a deal a pact for good, or evil? And Andy Borowitz takes a cue from JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater.
Some fear that a pact between the two companies announced this week could undermine equal access to the internet. We talk to Need to Know contributor Rick Karr to find out what’s at stake.
Will the 2012 Olympic Games improve life in London’s down-at-heel East End — or will the International Olympic Committee pocket the profits after Britain pays the bills?
Is our political system going the way of the record industry? Culture correspondent Rick Karr talks to John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and former Grateful Dead lyricist, about the political consequences of our increasingly fragmented and data-rich culture.
Pharmaceutical firms are hoping for a “female Viagra,” while critics say the proposed cures may be snake-oil.
Nearly 10 years after hanging chads and butterfly ballots decided the presidential election, the way we vote still hasn’t changed.