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What’s at stake?

This year’s PBS Election special, What’s at Stake, presents viewers with an up-to-the-minute review of this year’s top campaign issues and considers how the outcome of the election could impact voters’ lives.

In the past few years the United States has suffered from unusual weather; from the worse drought in over sixty years to Tropical Storm Sandy, extreme weather could eventually affect the way Americans live.

Election 2012: What’s at Stake examines why climate change rarely comes up on the campaign trail.

Plus, with 23 million Americans unemployed, probably no other issue has received more attention than jobs and taxes. Massive unemployment leaves a big drag on the economy and experts say neither candidate has a quick fix for America’s sluggish job market.

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    Main Street: Findlay, Ohio
    Need to Know travels to Ohio to assess how workers are faring after the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs over the past 35 years.
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    Following the money: Tax breaks
    New CBO report echoes the findings of Need to Know's "A tale or four tax returns."
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      Certifiably employable
    Rick Karr recently visited Seattle to look at a program designed to give the unemployed the skills they need to find jobs in one of the country’s fastest-growing industries.