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(CNN Student News) -- September 21, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What types of specialized correspondents have you seen on the news? What kind of additional training do you think that these journalists might require for their jobs?

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Recession Declared Over

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, when did the recent U.S. recession end? Why have some people called this the "Great Recession"?

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According to the report: Why does the NBER take a while to announce when recessions start and end? What criteria does the group use to measure the U.S. economy? Why might some people not feel like America is out of a recession? Do you think that the recession is over? Explain your rationale.

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In your opinion, what impact has the recession had on your community? Do you think that your community has recovered from the recession? Why or why not?

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U.N. Meeting in N.Y.

What is the United Nations General Assembly? According to the program: What are some goals that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wants the member nations to continue working toward? What has affected progress toward these goals?

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What issue would you want the nations of the world to make a priority, and why? How do you think that nations might work together to address that issue?

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Weather Warriors

What is a SOWT? To what branch of the U.S. military do SOWTs belong?

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According to the segment, what kind of information do SOWTs provide to other military units? How do you think that this information might give those forces an advantage in battle?

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What unique training and experience do you think that a member of a SOWT might need? What aspects of this position do you think might appeal to you, and which aspects might not? Explain.

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