Need to Know
GREEN JOBS: "Need to Know" visits one Michigan town that is trying to reinvent itself as a green community after the biggest employer in town moved its operations to Mexico.
MARCOS VILLATORO ESSAY: GARAGE SALES: A Salvadoran-American writer, teacher and filmmaker who lives in a hardscrabble Latino neighborhood in Los Angeles explains how the American garage sale has changed because of these harsh economic times. What was once a way to get rid of an abundance of possessions bought during times of affluence has become, for many families, a way to keep their heads above water.
JENNIFER GRANHOLM INTERVIEW: Host Maria Hinojosa talks with former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm about the Governor's efforts to rebuild her state's economy in the midst of the fiscal crisis. [26 minutes]
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Maria Hinojosa speaks with former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm about persuading women to run for office and the... 03:34
Need to Know visits one Michigan town that is trying to reinvent itself as a green community after the biggest... 11:53
How the American economy has changed the garage sale. 03:02
Jennifer Granholm discusses women in politics. 03:27
Full Program: Green jobs in Michigan, garage sales. 24:22
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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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