Need to Know
THE WATCHLIST: THE CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD - Have millions of dollars in incentive bonuses been wrongly paid out to California National Guardsmen and women who had not earned them? An investigation by the Sacramento Bee along with NEED TO KNOW.
CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE DOORSTEP - NEED TO KNOW travels to Norfolk, Virginia, which is trying to deal with regular flooding caused by a combination of rising sea levels and the shoreline sinking.
THE TROUBLE WITH PIRATES - In the wake of the murders of four Americans held hostage by Somali Pirates, NEED TO KNOW reprises part of the film "The Trouble with Pirates," which provides a rare insider view of Somali pirates---who they are, and why they do what they do. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Sea-level rise comes to one VA town. 11:21
Interview with author Mark Hertsgaard. 06:22
Trouble in the California Guard. 14:41
Full Program: Climate change, pirates, corruption. 53:39
Full Program: Need to Know anchor Ray Suarez hosts a panel discussion about America's immigration policies 25:08
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Series Description: NEED TO KNOW is an integrated broadcast and online current affairs project, uniting broadcast and web in an innovative approach to newsgathering and reporting. It breaks through the limitations of the broadcast schedule by means of a web-based production model that empowers audiences to "tune in" anytime and anywhere. A cross-media initiative built around a wide community of journalists and producers, with input from an engaged audience, NEED TO KNOW covers five primary beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; security; and culture. Stories, interviews, blogs and photo features are continually added to and updated online, with the production teams inviting interaction and input from online readers and users who are on the lookout for the latest information on a given subject. Each week's online story development culminates in the weekly broadcast, curated from the week's reporting by the various beat teams. The broadcast features documentary-style field reports, both domestic and international, short features and studio-based interviews and conversation to complement and advance the produced reports.
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