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NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 31, 2013 Air date: 11-06-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365115786/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In this episode, an interview with Susan Weber, founder and director of Bard Graduate Center, and co-curator of “William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain” i; Christie’s “Object Lessons: Collecting Can Wait. A Connoisseur’s 3 Steps to Selecting an Exceptional Drinking Wine” and Christina Ha... /episodes/get/10951 /episode/10951 Need To Know: NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 31, 2013 /episode-player/10951
Massachusetts mandate update Air date: 05-31-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365020353/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate included President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. How might it work? Need to Know medical correspondent Emily Senay, M.D. travels to Massachusetts, the only state in the nation that already requires everyone to have health insurance - part of a 2006... /episodes/get/9391 /episode/9391 Need To Know: Massachusetts mandate update /episode-player/9391
Dying to get back Air date: 05-17-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365012816/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false While the number of illegal crossings at the border has plummeted dramatically — roughly half the number than during peak years — just as many people are dying. Meaning for those coming into the country illegally, it is now more deadly, more lethal, than at any time in recent U.S. immigration... /episodes/get/8765 /episode/8765 Need To Know: Dying to get back /episode-player/8765
Help Wanted: Retraining America Air date: 05-03-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365004827/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Even as unemployment remains stubbornly high, millions of jobs remain unfilled because many workers do not have the necessary training to fill them. This week we look at The National STEM Consortium – a program designed to target this type of structural unemployment by improving the scientific,... /episodes/get/8695 /episode/8695 Need To Know: Help Wanted: Retraining America /episode-player/8695
Debating the Second Amendment Air date: 04-26-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365002459/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false With the gun control debate raging after the mass school shooting in Newtown, CT, Need to Know examines the history of the Second Amendment and how it shapes the discussion today. Ray Suarez anchors a panel including: George Mason Law School professor Joyce Lee Malcolm, former New York Times... /episodes/get/8644 /episode/8644 Need To Know: Debating the Second Amendment /episode-player/8644
Financial literacy Air date: 04-19-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2364997817/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false To mark financial literacy month, "Need to Know" correspondent Stacey Tisdale travels to Mississippi to examine a program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college - and teach them about banking and money along the way. Anchor Ray Suarez interviews Richard... /episodes/get/8575 /episode/8575 Need To Know: Financial literacy /episode-player/8575
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Wikileaks, USDA discrimination
Joshua Foust about the significance of the new Wikileaks documents. Professor Charles Ogletree looks at race relations in America and argues against a colorblind society Shirley Sherrod and the USDA discrimination case. The mini-house movement. And, remembering David Lewis and his remarkable work...
Air date: 07/30/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1559371115/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Joshua Foust about the significance of the new Wikileaks documents. Professor Charles Ogletree looks at race relations in America and argues against a colorblind society Shirley Sherrod and the USDA discrimination case. The mini-house movement. And, remembering David Lewis and his remarkable work... /episodes/get/2277 /episode/2277 Need To Know: Wikileaks, USDA discrimination /episode-player/2277
The Last Outpost, drawing life in a war zone
We take a look at a tiny, embattled outpost on the Afghan-Pakistan border, where U.S. soldiers are struggling to train members of the Afghan National Army. Then we turn to Iraq, where the consequences of war remain just as raw ? and, perhaps, obscured. Alison Stewart sits down with ?war artist?...
Air date: 08/06/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1560747637/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We take a look at a tiny, embattled outpost on the Afghan-Pakistan border, where U.S. soldiers are struggling to train members of the Afghan National Army. Then we turn to Iraq, where the consequences of war remain just as raw ? and, perhaps, obscured. Alison Stewart sits down with ?war artist?... /episodes/get/2132 /episode/2132 Need To Know: The Last Outpost, drawing life in a war zone /episode-player/2132
Violence in Chicago; author Carl Hiassen
An epidemic of gun violence in Chicago. Republican lawmakers have called for the repeal of the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States. Author and Miami Herald political columnist Carl Hiassen discusses his new book, ?Star Island.
Air date: 08/13/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1565935926/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false An epidemic of gun violence in Chicago. Republican lawmakers have called for the repeal of the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States. Author and Miami Herald political columnist Carl Hiassen discusses his new book, ?Star Island. /episodes/get/2298 /episode/2298 Need To Know: Violence in Chicago; author Carl Hiassen /episode-player/2298
The Park 51 Mosque, writer Gary Shteyngart
Jon Meacham travels to lower Manhattan to explore the history of religious freedom there, in light of the recent controversy over a proposed mosque near Ground Zero. Middle East scholar Juan Cole on whether peace is possible in Iraq. Writer Gary Shteyngart, author of the best-seller ?Super Sad True...
Air date: 08/20/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1571054087/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Jon Meacham travels to lower Manhattan to explore the history of religious freedom there, in light of the recent controversy over a proposed mosque near Ground Zero. Middle East scholar Juan Cole on whether peace is possible in Iraq. Writer Gary Shteyngart, author of the best-seller ?Super Sad True... /episodes/get/2299 /episode/2299 Need To Know: The Park 51 Mosque, writer Gary Shteyngart /episode-player/2299
Fracking for gas - Harry Shearer in New Orleans
Writer, comic, radio host and longtime resident of New Orleans who wants to puncture the myths and misperceptions about Hurricane Katrina on its 5 year anniversary. With Pro-Publica, an investigation into hydraulic fracturing ? or ?fracking? - a method of drilling for natural gas that has...
Air date: 08/27/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1581491411/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Writer, comic, radio host and longtime resident of New Orleans who wants to puncture the myths and misperceptions about Hurricane Katrina on its 5 year anniversary. With Pro-Publica, an investigation into hydraulic fracturing ? or ?fracking? - a method of drilling for natural gas that has... /episodes/get/2131 /episode/2131 Need To Know: Fracking for gas - Harry Shearer in New Orleans /episode-player/2131
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