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(CNN Student News) -- May 3, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Where was President Barack Obama when he made a statement yesterday about an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico? In your opinion, would President Obama's statement have been received differently if he had made it from the White House or another location? Explain.

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NY Bomb Scare

How did authorities respond to a possible car bomb found in New York City's Times Square this weekend? What statement did New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg make regarding the incident?

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In your opinion, what measures, if any, could officials take to prevent similar incidents in the future? Explain.

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Oil Spill Leak

According to the program: What predictions are some officials making about an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico? What actions have been taken in response to the oil leak?

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What statement did President Obama make regarding the leak? In your opinion, what roles, if any, should the oil rig owner and federal and local governments play in stopping the leak and in the clean-up efforts?

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What do you think will be the short-term and long-term impact of the oil leak on residents and businesses along the Gulf Coast? What, if anything, do you think could be done to help meet these challenges?

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Immigration Controversy

What are some provisions in Arizona's new immigration law? How have some critics reacted to this law?

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What are some changes that were recently made to Arizona's immigration law? According to Gov. Jan Brewer, what is the goal of these changes? How do you think that opponents of the law might respond to these new provisions? Explain.

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Virtual Choir

How was a recent performance of "Lux Aurumque" produced? What did singer Patrick Murray say in the segment about his experience as a member of the choir that performed this piece?

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What are your thoughts on the way that this performance was produced? Can you think of other musical pieces that might be produced through a similar method? Explain.

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