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Does Gun Violence Affect Your Community? Students Weigh In

News & Civics | April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Does Gun Violence Affect Your Community? Students Weigh In

Gun use in the United States is a very sensitive and controversial issue. Hear from students about how they feel gun violences affects their various communities?

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Should College Athletes Get Paid?

News & Civics | March 27, 2015 | 218 Comments

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

College and basketball programs rake in billions of dollars each year through marketing, broadcast contracts, ticket sales and merchandising. Should college athletes get paid or be allowed to receive sponsorship money?

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Students Discuss Outcomes of Big Retail Pay Raises

News & Civics | March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Discuss Outcomes of Big Retail Pay Raises

Wal-Mart has been criticized by labor advocates for it’s low compensation rates. But, starting in April, hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart employees will receive a pay raise – $1.25 higher than the federal minimum wage. Wal-Mart announced that its employees will earn $9 an hour rather than the lower $7.25, and will go up to […]

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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 | 83 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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