Need to Know, May 4, 2012: The view from Main Street, leaving Afghanistan and Dan Savage on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
May 4, 2012
HELP WANTED is an ongoing series tied to the day the national unemployment figures are released. The series will continue on the first Friday of every month through Election Day 2012, to coincide with the jobs report.
An interview with Joshua Foust, a Fellow at the American Security Project, a columnist for The Atlantic, and a contributor to the Need to Know website, about the state of the war in Afghanistan and current U.S. exit strategy.
Dan Savage, a nationally syndicated sex advice columnist and co-creator of the “It Gets Better” project, a social media movement which helps prevent suicide among LGBT youth, looks at the effects on the military since “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was repealed.
Need to Know is a production of Creative News Group (CNG) in association with WNET. Marc Rosenwasser is Executive Producer. Need to Know is made possible by Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Mutual of America, Citi Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.