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  Choosing words: The controversy over Texas textbooks

Texas recently voted not to add creationism to its science texts. But the actions of the state’s school board continue to be closely watched by the nation. Need to Know caught up with the Board last May as it was considering changes for its social studies textbooks.

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  Ken Herman on Rick Perry’s presidential ambitions

Alison Stewart talks to Ken Herman of the Austin American-Statesman about Governor Rick Perry’s accomplishments in Texas and his national ambitions.

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Same-sex couples wed in New York

Hundreds of jubilant gay and lesbian couples exchanged wedding vows across the state on Sunday.

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  Phillip Longman and Julia Whitty on the population conversation

Alison Stewart interviews reporters Phillip Longman and Julia Whitty to discuss the challenges of population change today, and just how serious they are.

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  Gloria Steinem on men, women and power

Need to Know correspondent Stacey Tisdale talks with feminist icon Gloria Steinem about the gains made by the women’s movement and what’s left to be tackled.

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Just how easy is phone hacking?

Is your phone vulnerable to hackers?

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Excuse me, I’m having a Macbeth moment

What might Macbeth’s sleepless nights be like, tormented by fears and prophecies? An interactive theater experience will help us find out, though it seems we already know.

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  Using carrots, not sticks, to get companies to do good

Activists in San Francisco have created a new way of getting companies to do good: the anti-boycott. It uses carrots, not sticks, to get companies to do good.

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  Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the presumption of innocence

Jami Floyd discusses the lessons to be learned from the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, including the prosecutors’ hasty public comments, which “serve only to undermine the presumption of innocence,” Floyd says.