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(CNN Student News) -- May 17, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What do you think are the challenges that journalists face when reporting from an active conflict?

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Unrest in Thailand

What is the cause of recent unrest in Thailand? How has the U.S. government reacted to this fighting?

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How do you think that Bangkok residents who aren't involved in the fighting are dealing with this conflict?

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Gulf Oil Spill/Benefit Concerts

What are dispersants? How are dispersants being used to try to control the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? According to the segment, what are some of the reactions to the use of dispersants in this situation?

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What is BP's latest plan to control the oil leak? What did BP say about this plan's success? What impact, if any, do you think that this plan will have on the oil spill itself? Explain.

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How are some members of the music industry trying to help the Gulf Coast fishing industry?

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What other groups do you think might be affected by the oil spill? What ways can you think of that might help these groups cope with this potential disaster?

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Curbside Cupcakes

Why did Sam Whitfield start Curbside Cupcakes? What do Whitfield and co-owner Kristi Cunningham say about their business?

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What was Whitfield's profession before launching Curbside Cupcakes? How do you think that his working conditions have changed since starting the business? Which profession would you prefer, and why?

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