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(CNN Student News) -- October 13, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you wanted to educate yourself on the potential pros and cons of the Baucus health care plan, what kind of information would you seek and from where would you obtain it?

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Nobel Economics Prize

Who is Elinor Ostrom? What challenges has she faced in her professional career? How did Ostrom recently make Nobel Prize history?

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Can you think of any other fields in which women have made history with their achievements? If so, what are they?

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Recession Over?

What does a new survey of leading economists reveal about the economic recession? According to the program, how long do economists think that it will take for the effects of an economic recovery to be felt?

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Have you noticed any signs of economic recovery in your area?

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Why do you think that the effects of a recession may be felt long after the recession ends?

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European Trip

According to the report, what was the goal of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the United Kingdom and Ireland?

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How did Sec. Clinton define the relationship between the United States and United Kingdom?

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What do you think might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of a close relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom for both countries? Explain your rationale.

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South Africa 2010

According to the report, what challenges does South Africa face in preparing to host the World Cup next year?

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In your opinion, why might a country want to host a global sporting event like the World Cup?

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