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25m 6s

Massachusetts mandate update

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 health reform law signed by then-governor Romney.

25m 15s

Dying to get back

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 history.

25m 16s

Help Wanted: Retraining America

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, technical and mathematical know-how of American workers. Also, Seth Harris, Secretary of Labor.

25m 16s

Debating the Second Amendment

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 foreign correspondent and editor Craig Whitney, and Fordham University history professor Saul Cornell.

25m 16s

Financial literacy

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 Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

25m 10s

Main Street: Findlay, Ohio

Correspondent John Larson travels to Ohio to assess how workers are faring after the loss of millions of manufacturing jobs over the past 35 years.

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