This week on Need to Know: Has a program intended by Congress to help native Alaskans delivered on its promise? A report in cooperation with the Washington Post. Then: Need to Know asks Nate Silver, founder of the blog FiveThirtyEight.com, why political polls can often be so hard to interpret. Alison Stewart talks to director Davis Guggenheim about his new documentary on the public education system, “Waiting for Superman.”
Plus: Jon Meacham compares the modern struggle for gay rights to the civil rights movement. Need to Know profiles an international investment banker-turned-food-truck-driver, looking at a new trend of entrepreneurship in the recession. And Jon and Alison respond to some of your comments on our special hour-long report last week on the jobs crisis.
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|The watch list: In Alaska, a promise unkept?
Has a program intended by Congress to help native Alaskans delivered on its promise? A report in cooperation with the Washington Post.
|Fixing public schools
Davis Guggenheim, director of the new documentary “Waiting for “Superman,” discusses the American education system, its problems and some solutions.
|Nate Silver on why the polls don’t always add up
As the midterms approach, political junkies can’t help checking the polls every morning. But interpreting them can be tricky. So we asked Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, to help us out.
|In perspective: A culture of anti-gay hatred
Jon Meacham on the historical comparisons between the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the gay rights movement today.
Since the recession, many entrepreneurs have found success by selling gourmet food on streets across the country. One of these businessmen is Oleg Voss, who lost his job as an investment banker, and now sells Schnitzel from a truck.
And if you’re looking for the online stories Jon and Alison mentioned this week, you can find them here: