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(CNN Student News) -- September 15, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What are some of the different types of media available to someone who wants to apologize for a public outburst? Do you think that the medium used has an impact on the effectiveness of the apology?

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Financial Markets

In your opinion, what role should the federal government play in regulating the U.S. financial industry, if any?

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Why might some people support or disapprove of the creation of a new federal agency charged with consumer protection? Explain.

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Ancient Discovery

What might be the historical significance of an ancient synagogue recently discovered in Israel?

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How would you describe an archaeologist's working conditions? Would you want to participate in an archaeological dig? Why or why not?

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Detour to College

What do you think might be some of the financial challenges facing families planning for college?

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Have you and your parents discussed your plans for college? If so, has the cost of the schools that you would consider played a role in the conversations?

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Would you consider altering your college plans based on financial concerns? Why or why not?

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Public Outbursts

What is your opinion of the recent outbursts by public figures mentioned in today's show? In what ways, if any, might these individuals have better expressed their opinions?

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In your opinion, are there any situations in which public outbursts are appropriate? If so, what are they? If not, why not?

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Do you think that public figures have a responsibility to act as role models? Why or why not?

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