Need to Know
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MANUFACTURING JOBS- Hundreds of thousands of American jobs are still on the line nearly twenty years after the passage of the most controversial trade deal in recent U.S. history. Need to Know's Rick Karr travels to Evansville, Indiana to learn how NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, continues to impact the community and its residents, including laid off workers, the mayor and a local economist.
INTERVIEW: MICKEY KANTOR- Need to Know host Ray Suarez interviews Mickey Kantor, the United States Trade Representative under President Clinton, on the legacy of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
IN PERSPECTIVE: A JON MEACHAM ESSAY-Jon Meacham proposes the case for free trade, and the need for innovation and investment in education. [26 minutes]
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Germany recently announced plans to completely phase out nuclear energy from the country. We look at the anti-nuclear... 07:28
Maria Hinojosa interviews Damon Moglen, Climate and Energy Director for Friends of the Earth, who says nuclear... 05:51
Despite Japan's recent Fukushima disaster, now is not the time for America to give up on nuclear energy, says MIT... 09:11
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain wants to build an electrified fence on the US-Mexico border that could "kill"... 02:44
Full Program: Is nuclear energy a safe path for the U.S.? 25:11
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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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