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Need to Know

Episode #234


In this month's "HELP WANTED" edition, Need to Know explores "The View From Main Street" - how one small town in Washington state is coping with the economic crisis;

An interview with Joshua Foust, a Fellow at the American Security Project, a columnist for The Atlantic, and a contributor to the Need to Know website, about the state of the war in Afghanistan and current U.S. exit strategy;

From Need to Know's "American Voices" series, Dan Savage, a nationally syndicated sex advice columnist and co-creator of the "It Gets Better" project, a social media movement which helps prevent suicide among LGBT youth, looks at the effects on the military since "Don't Ask Don't Tell" was repealed. Note: HELP WANTED is an ongoing series tied to the day the national unemployment figures are released. The series will continue on the first Friday of every month through Election Day 2012, to coincide with the jobs report. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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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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