This week on Need to Know, we take a look at the urban farming movement, which has been reviving communities and supplying fresh, local produce to nearby residents. We examine how the movement has taken hold in Detroit and what challenges it faces there.
Also: We examine the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and visit one family that was allegedly taken in by a predatory lender. Author Jeff Madrick also speaks with us to discuss the consumer protections enacted by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Veteran war photographer Ron Haviv also documents the environmental destruction illegal gold mining has caused in the Peruvian Amazon.
And: The Microsoft Kinect has revolutionized video games, but what else could it be used for? We explore how hackers have re-purposed Kinect’s “gesture technology” to potentially change the way we live.
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