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Should the U.S. Intervene in Egypt?

Do Now | October 26, 2013 | 345 Comments

Should the U.S. Intervene in Egypt?

When the spotlight shifted from Egypt to Syria earlier this year, it was easy enough for us to assume that, in the absence of daily news coverage, that conditions in Egypt had improved. That, unfortunately, is far from the reality of the situation on the ground: Egypt remains a nation mired in deep-seeded violent conflict.

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Why Can’t the Government Work Together?

Community Voices | October 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

Why Can’t the Government Work Together?

Last week, students from all over the nation debated about The Federal Government shutdown through the KQED Do Now project. They were asked who is to blame for the government shutdown? Amongst young folks, the discussion heavily favored the idea that the government work together, compormise, and get the government back in its normal operating mode. We did see a lot of back and forth debating where students played the blame game.

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We Have a Right to Health Care…But Who Will Foot the Bill?

Community Voices | September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

We Have a Right to Health Care…But Who Will Foot the Bill?

Last week, students from all over the nation debated about Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) through the KQED Do Now project. They were asked if health care should be a basic human right, and whether all people, regardless of wealth, should have access to quality health care. Amongst young folks, the discussion went back and forth on the issue. We received over 1,500 responses from students. Many chose to articulate their ideas through the representation of an internet meme.

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Do Now #77: What is the Definition of Terrorism?

Do Now | April 26, 2013 | 266 Comments

Do Now #77: What is the Definition of Terrorism?

Two weeks ago, on April 15, two bombs exploded at the finish line during the Boston Marathon, leaving three people dead and injured at least 250. It was a horrific act that brought the nation together to support the families and Boston community. As the aftermath unfolded, questions were raised whether this was a terrorist attack or not.

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Do Now #65: The Bottom Line (A Minimum Wage)

Do Now | February 22, 2013 | 76 Comments

Do Now #65: The Bottom Line (A Minimum Wage)

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 #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Should there be a minimum wage? Is it time to raise the federal minimum wage? How […]

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Do Now Round Up: Obama vs. Romney

Do Now Round-Ups | November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Obama vs. Romney

Election Day was last Tuesday and Americans took to the polls to vote for our next president (along with voting for other State and Federal politicians and various measures and propositions). We asked students which candidate offered a better future and who they would vote for. Scroll down below to read their thoughts from last […]

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Do Now #49: Obama Wins!!

Do Now | November 9, 2012 | 4 Comments

Do Now #49: Obama Wins!!

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 #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now On election night, President Obama addressed the nation in his victory speech saying, “The best is […]

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Do Now #48: Romney vs. Obama

Do Now | November 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Do Now #48: Romney vs. Obama

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 #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now The number one issue in this election is the economy, and it can greatly affect your […]

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Do Now #32: The Gay Marriage Debate

Do Now | May 20, 2012 | 24 Comments

Do Now #32: The Gay Marriage Debate

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 #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Should same-sex couples in the U.S. be allowed to marry? Why or why not? Introduction Throughout […]

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