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October 3, 2013
In Thursday's program, we hear from some of the key players involved in the debate over the partial U.S. government shutdown. We also dig into the details of Roman-era skulls found in London, and we hear about the conservation efforts some students are making near the Chesapeake Bay. Plus, we meet a shark attack victim whose bionic leg is designed to act more like muscle than metal.
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What messages might an audience get from reports about young people who are active in conservation efforts?
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Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. Who are the current leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate? How do each of these leaders feel about the federal government shutdown?
2. What did the students in the video do to restore the stream? How should the log deflector help improve the health of the stream?
3. Describe how the bionic leg in the video mimics what a healthy leg can do. According to the report, how is this bionic leg different from most other prostheses that are currently available?
1. Why do you think that President Obama chose to invite congressional leaders to meet with him at the White House? If you were an invited representative or senator from your state, what might you be thinking as you attended this meeting?
2. What do you think can be learned by examining the remains of ancient civilizations?
3. Are you aware of any instances of robotics being used to improve people's medical quality of life? If so, how? Can you think of any drawbacks to this use of technology? Explain.
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