Need to Know
RAY SUAREZ ANCHORS.
Correspondent Stacey Tisdale travels to Memphis to examine if the city's experimental "Family Rewards" program is helping combat poverty. The program pays low-income students and their parents for everything from good attendance and good grades to regular visits to doctors and dentists. Anchor Ray Suarez interviews Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor in New York, where Michael Bloomberg is a major backer of the program. The "American Voices" essay is by playwright Katori Hall. [26 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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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