CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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March 20, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might people in remote regions of the world get information about issues that affect them?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What are the current standings in the race to become the Republican presidential nominee? Do you think that these standings indicate what the outcome will be? Why or why not?

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What is the current trend for the price of gas? What might be causing this trend? What have President Obama and the Republican presidential candidates recently said about gas prices? Do you think that the federal government can influence the price of gas? If so, how? If not, why not? What is the price of gas where you live? Do you think that people in your community will take gas prices into account during the upcoming presidential election? Why or why not?

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According to the program, what are some aspects of a proposed rainforest code in Brazil? How have farmers and environmentalists responded to this proposed code? What is your opinion? Do you think that Brazil's government can address the interests of both farmers and environmentalists? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Who is Pushpa Basnet, and what is her mission? What impact do you think that Basnet has on the children she helps? What needs do you think these children might have? Explain.

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