Need to Know
SCOTT SIMON ANCHORS.
OHIO JOBS- Correspondent John Larson travels to Cuyahoga County in northern Ohio for an in-depth look at America's job crisis. Even some of those with work there are feeling extraordinarily insecure, struggling to pay their bills, as their pay stagnates, and their hours and benefits decline.
THE CORNER- Need to Know anchor Scott Simon goes with author David Simon to Baltimore's inner city to talk to young men with little or no work, who often simply hang out on the street. Though they are rarely counted and rarely talked about, they are among America's chronically unemployed. [26 minutes]
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Need to Know revisits one of the characters profiled in "The Corner." 13:48
Job insecurity in northern Ohio. 13:48
Author David Simon speaks to the chronically unemployed. 06:33
Full Program: "Help Wanted," a look at America's jobs crisis. 25:01
Republicans and Keynesian economics. 03:24
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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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