CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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November 3, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
How do you think that a journalist might verify the qualifications of an expert who is going to be used in a news story?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What is the G-20, and why did it hold an emergency meeting yesterday? What is the difference between the G-8 and the G-20? What criteria do you think are used to determine which countries should be included in these groups? What issues do you think are addressed by the G-20? How do you think that other countries might respond to decisions made by the G-20?
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When was the last time you used a postage stamp? Why do you think that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is losing business? What plan have some lawmakers proposed to save the USPS? What have been some of the responses to these proposals? What is your opinion of this plan?
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How do you define creativity? Do you think that creativity can be learned? Why or why not? Why do you think that researchers study creativity? How does the researcher in the segment use a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to study creativity? What other brain functions do you think could be studied using an MRI?
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