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Where Does Your T-Shirt Come From? Follow Its Epic Journey through the Global Economy

News & Civics | March 23, 2015

Where Does Your T-Shirt Come From? Follow Its Epic Journey through the Global Economy

A simple cotton T-shirt doesn’t seem so simple when you begin to trace the various steps in the now-standard vast global process from cotton farm to clothing shop.
Follow its epic journey through the global economy.

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In the Shadows of the Golden State: Who are California’s Undocumented Immigrants?

News & Civics | March 17, 2015

In the Shadows of the Golden State: Who are California’s Undocumented Immigrants?

A lot of loaded terms are used to refer to the diverse group of more than 11 million immigrants who live in the United States without legal status. Almost a quarter of this population lives in California. But who exactly are they? Where do they come from? And what impact do they have on the Golden State’s massive economy? Comic illustrator Andy Warner explains.

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Interactive Map: How the Ebola Outbreak Spread

News & Civics | March 16, 2015

Interactive Map: How the Ebola Outbreak Spread

It’s been over a year since the worst Ebola outbreak in history began to ravage the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In the interactive map sequence, Frontline traces the epidemic’s spread from its suspected emergence with Patient Zero back in December 2013.

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Why Is It Important For Journalists To Be Truthful? Students Weigh In

News & Civics | March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why Is It Important For Journalists To Be Truthful? Students Weigh In

Recently, NBC anchor chair, Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay. View what students had to say when asked, Why is it important for journalists to be truthful? How would you define ethical journalism, and how can journalists earn the trust of the public?

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Three Interactive Resources Explaining the Messy Nuclear Drama with Iran

News & Civics | March 16, 2015

Three Interactive Resources Explaining the Messy Nuclear Drama with Iran

New signs of progress recently emerged In America’s seemingly endless nuclear negotiations with Iran, when the financially-strapped Middle Eastern nation agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of crippling economic sanctions. These three resources — from the NY Times, Associated Press and the Center on Foreign Relations — do a great job boiling down a, well, potentially radioactive situation.

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How Can We End Violence Against Women?

News & Civics | March 13, 2015 | 81 Comments

How Can We End Violence Against Women?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNowWomen For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What steps should we take to end violence against women? Introduction A new report from the […]

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Getting Hot in Here: The Beat of California’s Four-Year Drought

News & Civics | March 12, 2015

Getting Hot in Here: The Beat of California’s Four-Year Drought

Florida might not like to talk about climate change, but here in drought-stricken California, the topic’s not so taboo. Mired in year four of the worst drought on record, Californians are witnessing the climate literally change before their eyes. View this musical GIF — set to Nelly’s Hot in Herre (yes, double “r”) — features a collection of monthly map images.

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Selma 50 Years Later Shows How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Still Have to Go

News & Civics | March 10, 2015

Selma 50 Years Later Shows How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Still Have to Go

Thousands of marchers joined President Obama and other leaders this weekend in the small city of Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when police violently attacked peaceful demonstrators demanding the right to vote.

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What’s the Big Deal with Net Neutrality?

News & Civics | February 27, 2015

What’s the Big Deal with Net Neutrality?

The Federal Communications Commission ruled today that Internet service and wireless providers are not allowed to slow down the speed of certain websites or create “fast lanes” for other sites that pay extra. So, what does that mean? We will tell you.

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In Raising Its Minimum Wage, Wal-Mart Joins Growing National Shift

News & Civics | February 23, 2015

In Raising Its Minimum Wage, Wal-Mart Joins Growing National Shift

About half a million Walmart employees are getting a much needed pay raise. Starting in April, full- and part-time U.S. employees of the company will earn at least $9 an hour, a full $1.75 more than the federal minimum wage, the company announced this week.

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