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October 15, 2013
With the debt ceiling deadline days away, leaders in Washington say they're optimistic about reaching a deal. We also discuss an infectious bacterium that appeared in an NFL locker room, and we explain the Muslim ritual of Hajj. Plus, we make a Career Connection with an opera singer, and a high school elects a king and queen that students say embody the spirit of homecoming.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
What are the benefits and limitations of a news report about a medical issue? Where could you go to get more complete information?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
3. supply and demand
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. What's the status of the congressional debate over the debt ceiling? Who are some of the major players in this debate?
2. Why are there concerns over MRSA? What are some ways to prevent the spread of this bacterium?
3. What advice does opera singer Christian Figueroa have about a career in the arts?
1. Do you think that both houses of Congress and President Obama will agree on a debt ceiling deal by October 17? Why or why not? What do you think are some of the challenges of reaching an agreement?
2. What do you think of fish farms as a solution to meeting the demand for fish? How might they compare and contrast with ocean fishing? What is your opinion of the fish farm described in the report?
3. In your view, what characteristics should a homecoming king or queen possess? What were your thoughts on the homecoming story in the program?
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