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The Wire


  On ‘The Corner’ with David Simon

David Simon, author and creator of HBO’s The Wire, takes us to inner-city Baltimore to talk to chronically unemployed young men on the streets.

Poll: What is to blame for high unemployment?

‘The Wire,’ now readable as a Victorian novel

“‘When It’s Not Your Turn’: The Quintessentially Victorian Vision of Ogden’s ‘The Wire’” re-imagines the television show as a serialized Victorian novel written by Horatio Bucklesby Ogden, a fictional contemporary of Dickens.

  Boxing out negativity

Need to Know traveled to some of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods to understand what causes violence there. In this video, a former gang member teaches Chicago youth to get their aggression out in the ring, not in the streets.

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