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April 17, 2014
Covered this Thursday: A ferry with hundreds aboard capsizes off the coast of South Korea, the fossils of a Tyrannosaurus rex arrive at the Smithsonian, and Major League Baseball remembers its first African-American player. We also look at an NCAA decision concerning unlimited food for many college athletes.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
What different events might you include in a documentary on the history of baseball in the U.S.? Why would you choose these events?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
2. Smithsonian Institution
3. Jackie Robinson
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. What happened to a ferry headed for a resort island yesterday in South Korea? How many passengers were on board? What were the passengers initially told not to do? What happened within two hours?
2. Why is a video out of Yemen especially concerning to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon? What is al Qaeda? What is its leader encouraging the group's members to do? How have U.S. officials responded to the video?
3. What fossilized discovery did a rancher make in Montana in 1988? Where was this discovery recently sent? How did it travel there? Where will it eventually be on display? How old are these bones believed to be?
4. Who was Jackie Robinson? What number did he wear on his jersey? Why did Major League Baseball players wear his number on Tuesday? What else has Major League Baseball done to honor Robinson?
5. What proposal did the NCAA approve this week regarding college athletes and meals? Under this proposal, who would get unlimited meals and snacks? What brought this issue to public attention? Who must still approve the new meal proposal?
1. What do you think U.S. officials do to monitor terrorist activities? What skills and knowledge do you think would be valuable in a career centered on anti-terrorism? If you were interested in a career in this field, what courses would you want to take? Why?
2. What do you think were some of the personal sacrifices that Jackie Robinson had to make in order to play in the Major Leagues in 1947? What impact do you think his achievement has had on the lives of others in sports and in other fields? What do you think others can learn from his story?
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