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Need to Know, August 3, 2012: Rahm’s grand plan

Ray Suarez

This week, Need to Know reports on Chicago’s crumbling infrastructure and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to fix it by partnering with private businesses in lieu of raising taxes.

Ray Suarez interviews Ed Rendell, the former Governor of Pennsylvania, about whether or not Chicago’s infrastructure plan may be scaled for use in other cities.

On our American Voices segment, Garrett Ebling, a survivor of the 1-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis in 2007, talks about the need to raise awareness about the nation’s infrastructure woes.

Read the transcript for this week’s episode.

What’s on this week:

Rahm’s grand plan

A report on Chicago’s crumbling infrastructure and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to fix it by partnering with private businesses.

Interview: Ed Rendell

The former Governor of Pennsylvania speaks on the scalability of Chicago’s infrastructure plan.

American Voices: Garrett Ebling

A survivor of the 2007 bridge collapse in Minneapolis talks about raising the awareness of the nation’s infrastructure problems.

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