CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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February 15, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
If you could interview the vice president of China during his trip to the United States, what questions would you ask him? How would you include this interview in a news story?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What is the status of the crisis in Syria? What have some Syrian civilians said about the situation there? What has the government said? According to the program: What kind of information has U.S. intelligence gathered with regard to Syria? How might the U.S. government use this information? Do you think that the international community should take action regarding this crisis? If so, how? If not, why not?
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Which Chinese official is visiting the United States this week, and why? How is the relationship between the U.S. and China described in the report? How do the two countries rely on each other? What has caused tensions between the two nations? Why do you think their relationship is so important?
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What goal did the town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado set for itself three years ago? What procedures have been established in an attempt to reach this goal? What are some uses for the town's composted dirt? Do you think Steamboat Springs' recycling program would work in your community? Why or why not?
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