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September 25, 2013
What did President Obama discuss during his speech to the U.N. General Assembly? Would all Americans feel the impact of a possible government shutdown? Why did some college athletes participate in an organized protest during games last weekend? CNN Student News explores the answers in Wednesday's program.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
Under what circumstances might someone get in trouble for talking to the media? What factors might determine how a member of the media should respond?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. international diplomacy
2. government shutdown
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. What are some examples of what would and would not be affected by a U.S. government shutdown?
2. The terrorist group that claimed responsibility for an attack in Kenya is based in what neighboring country?
3. What does "APU," which recently appeared on some college athletes' clothing, stand for?
1. How do you think a world leader decides what topics to address in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly? What global issues do you feel are most important at this point in time? Why?
2. Do you think that a potential government shutdown would affect you, your family or your community? If so, how? If not, why not?
3. What was your opinion of the way in which some college players recently protested against current NCAA rules? What was your opinion of the NCAA's response? What might be some arguments for and against the changes that some student-athletes are seeking? What is your opinion?
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