What does it mean for the government to shutdown? After failing to reach an agreement about the allocation of funds on September 30th, Congress declared a shutdown, something that has not happened since 1996. Through several multimedia resources, KQED’S The Lowdown explains previous shutdowns, what caused the current shutdown, which parts of the government will be closed and how the event will impact the average American.

Closed for Business: 7 Great Resources Explaining the Government ShutdownClosed for Business: 7 Great Resources Explaining the Government Shutdown Includes links to multimedia resources Remember when you were a kid fighting with your siblings at the dinner table and your mom warned that if you couldn’t get along then no one got dessert?

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Seven Great Resources Explaining the Government Shutdown 3 July,2014Almetria Vaba

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Almetria Vaba

Almetria Vaba  is the associate director for education partnerships and distribution at KQED.  In her role, she leads collaborative efforts with education agencies, public media stations and other non profit organizations.

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