PBS’s new TV and web newsmagazine gives you what you need to know — along with a healthy dose of insight, perspective and wit. Need to Know cuts through the noise of nonstop news to bring you the most compelling stories of the week and of our times. Every Friday night nationwide and all week long on the web.
A look at Massachusetts, the only state that requires health insurance.
For those crossing the border illegally, it is now more deadly than ever before.
Fixing structural unemployment by improving scientific, technical and mathematical skills.
A roundtable examines the history of the Second Amendment and how it shapes debate today.
A program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college.
How have changes in manufacturing impacted the average worker in Findlay, Ohio?
How behavioral economics is being utilized to encourage low-income workers to save.
A round table discussion on economic inequality, mobility, debt, and economic health.
Dr. Emily Senay examines the FDA’s medical device review process.
The debate over immigration reform -- an inside look at the lives of Latino farm workers.
Twenty years later: The continuing impact of a school shooting on a small town.
A years-long dispute in Tucson over a Mexican-American studies program has tensions high.