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  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day
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(CNN Student News) -- November 24, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Retailers often use the media to make consumers aware of sales. How might you use media to gather information about products?

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Philippines Abduction

Why did Ismael "Toto" Mangudadatu send his family to file his nomination papers for governor of Mindanao Province in the Philippines? What happened to this group?

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Do you think that Mangudadatu should change his decision to run for governor? Why or why not?

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Home Sales Increase

According to the program: What economic statistic jumped more than 10% last month? What do experts think might be the reason for the increase?

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In what ways, if any, do you keep track of the U.S. economy? What indicators do you think might be important for measuring the health of the overall economy?

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Black Friday Safety

What is "Black Friday"? How did it get its name?

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According to the report, what steps are some retailers taking to maintain shopper safety during this year's Black Friday?

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What safety advice is given in the report? Can you think of any other advice regarding safety in crowds?

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Have you ever shopped on Black Friday? If so, describe the experience. Do you think that any of the safety precautions mentioned in the report would improve the Black Friday shopping experience? Why or why not?

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Course Controversy

According to the program, why are some students at Lincoln University required to take a fitness class?

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Why does the university say that it created the policy? How have some students reacted to the requirement?

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What is your opinion of the school's policy? If a college or university enacted a similar policy, would it affect your decision to apply to that school? Why or why not?

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Harvest Giveaway

Who is Chris Miller? What event takes place on Miller's farm before Thanksgiving?

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In your opinion, what impact might Miller's action have on local families that are in need?

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What ideas can you think of that might benefit local families in your community? Explain.

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