Matthew Green

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

MAP: 2016 Presidential Primary Schedule and Results

The magic numbers to remember: 1,237 and 2,382 That's how many delegates the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates (respectively) need to win the nomination of their respective party's. Although Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump both hold commanding leads in the delegate

When Rivers Caught Fire: A Brief History of Earth Day

Donning a gas mask, a demonstrator participates in the first Earth Day celebration in 1970. (AP) Quick quiz: 1. Which labor organization helped fund and organize the first Earth Day celebration? 2. Who made the following statement: “Restoring nature to its natural state is a cause beyond party and beyond factions …

MAP: It’s Equal Pay Day; How Big Is the Gender Wage Gap Where You Live?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhQah4PT_AI?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=390] April 12 marks “Equal Pay Day,” the number of days into 2016 (plus all of 2015) that the average American woman would need to work in order to match what the average man made just in 2015. Although the the gender wage gap has narrowed

The Disunited State of Voting Rules in America, Explained

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1hC37clqNc?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=390] Think you know your state's voting rules? Better check again before heading to the polls this election. Depending on where you live, those rules might have gotten a good deal more restrictive since the last time you voted, potentially preventing thousands of otherwise eligible voters

MAP: 2016 Presidential Primary Schedule and Results

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC8__arJn-c?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=390] Behold the magic numbers: 2,382 for Democrats; 1,237 for Republicans. That's the coveted number of delegates a presidential candidate needs to secure his or her party's nomination. And while Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump both hold commanding leads in the delegate count of