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(CNN Student News) -- September 30, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Describe some of the ads you have seen regarding the U.S. health care debate and the methods being used in them to persuade the audience. Which of these ads do you think are the most effective, and why?

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8.0 Earthquake

What challenges do you think might be faced in informing residents of Pacific islands about potential tsunamis?

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Public Option Vote

Why do you think that the U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted to exclude a public option from a health care reform bill?

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What, if anything, would you want included in a health care reform plan?

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Chicago Olympic Bid

In your opinion, what impact, if any, will President Barack Obama's appearance in Copenhagen have on the International Olympic Committee's decision about the host city for the 2016 Games?

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What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of hosting the Olympic Games?

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If the Olympics were held in Chicago, would you plan to attend any events? Why or why not?

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Simulated Skies

In your opinion, what might be the advantages and disadvantages of using simulators for air traffic controller training?

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How would you describe the working conditions of an air traffic controller? Do you think you would want to have a job as an air traffic controller? Explain.

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