In recent weeks, many U.S. cities have experienced massive devastation from one of the deadliest tornado seasons in decades. This week on Need to Know, we explore whether climate change has played a significant role. We also feature the story of one Iraq War veteran, Scott Winkler, whose war injury led him to take up paralympic sports, become a world-class athlete and help his fellow soldiers.
Also: Earlier this year, we featured a look at Detroit’s plan to “right-size” the city, using financial incentives to entice residents to move. Continuing with our “Shrinking Cities” series, this week we visit Youngstown, Ohio, a city trying to cope with population loss and abandoned buildings by revitalizing itself on a smaller scale.
And: Alison Stewart interviews New York Times East Africa Bureau Chief Jeffrey Gettleman on Libyans’ attitudes toward Col. Moammar Gadhafi and the political outlook for Africa’s newest country, South Sudan.
Tune in this Friday, May 27, to watch the full episode. Check your local listings for details.
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