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  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day
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(CNN Student News) -- October 28, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What kinds of media do supporters and opponents of political issues use to publicize their messages? What forms of media do you think are most effective at achieving this goal? Explain.

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Clean Energy

According to the report: Why is a U.S. Senate committee holding hearings on energy and climate change? What do supporters and critics of the proposed energy bill say about the legislation? What is your opinion of this bill?

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What program did President Barack Obama announce yesterday? What does he say is the goal of this program? What concerns have been raised about the program?

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If your home had a smart energy meter, do you think that your family would adjust its energy usage based on the information from the meter? Why or why not?

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Growing the Vaccine

According to the report: What technology is approved by the FDA for creating flu vaccines? What are some alternative technologies for vaccine production that are currently being researched?

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According to the program: What are some potential advantages of new vaccine production technologies? Why have these technologies not been implemented against the current H1N1 outbreak?

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Hip-Hop Diploma

According to the program, what are some of the aspects of the hip-hop diploma program at McNally Smith College of Music?

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If you had the opportunity, would you want to take part in McNally Smith's hip-hop program? Why or why not?

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