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Matthew Green

Matthew Green runs KQED’s News Education Project, a new online resource for educators and the general public to help explain the news. The project lives at kqed.org/lowdown.

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America’s Growing Death Penalty Divide [Interactive Map]

News & Civics | June 2, 2015

America’s Growing Death Penalty Divide [Interactive Map]

A bipartisan contingent of state lawmakers on May 27 narrowly overrode the governor’s veto of a bill passed the previous week to repeal the state’s longstanding death penalty. View these interactive maps that show statistics about the death penalty in the U.S.

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Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Do Now: Government and Civics | May 29, 2015 | 364 Comments

Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Several years have passed since Occupy Wall Street protests flared up throughout the country, and although the issue has largely faded from national debate, the degree of income inequality that sparked the movement remains rampant. Do you think income inequality is a problem in our society?

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Ireland Becomes 19th Nation to Legalize Gay Marriage; First to Do So By Popular Vote [Interactive Map]

News & Civics | May 26, 2015

Ireland Becomes 19th Nation to Legalize Gay Marriage; First to Do So By Popular Vote [Interactive Map]

A “colorful” map of the 18 nations that have already legalized same-sex marriage.

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The Hidden Roots of Memorial Day: A Holiday First Organized by Emancipated Blacks in Charleston, S.C.

News & Civics | May 24, 2015

The Hidden Roots of Memorial Day: A Holiday First Organized by Emancipated Blacks in Charleston, S.C.

Memorial Day was born out of the collective trauma of the Civil War. But that’s where agreement about the roots of the holiday ends. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 25 cities claim to be the birthplace of the holiday.

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What Is ISIS? Five Multimedia Resources Explaining the Radical Militant Group

News & Civics | May 20, 2015

What Is ISIS? Five Multimedia Resources Explaining the Radical Militant Group

A collection of explanatory interactive resources from around the Web.

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The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement

News & Civics | May 15, 2015

The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement

Explore the feverish roots of the modern anti-vaccine movement.

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What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

News & Civics | May 11, 2015

What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

Three interactive maps of California’s unprecedented mandatory water cuts.

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Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Do Now | May 8, 2015 | 36 Comments

Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Teaching is by no measure an easy job. The hours are long, the demands are high, the working conditions are often challenging … and the pay? Let’s just say, you don’t go into teaching for the money. Should teachers earn more money?

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Interactive Maps: Explore Nepal’s Earthquake and Aftermath

News & Civics | April 27, 2015

Interactive Maps: Explore Nepal’s Earthquake and Aftermath

More than 4,000 thousand people are dead in the aftermath of Saturday’s massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the landlocked Himalayan nation of Nepal. Mouseover the maps to explore the region’s geography and the locations of where the earthquake and aftershocks hit.

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A Brief History of Earth Day

News & Civics | April 21, 2015

A Brief History of Earth Day

Here’s a quick quiz about the history of Earth Day.

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