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October 28, 2013
As President Obama orders a review of U.S. government surveillance programs, some American citizens and lawmakers speak out against the NSA. Get the details in Monday's program. We also report on new species discovered in the Amazon Rainforest. Plus, we look into the NFL's global expansion plans, and we discuss a significant victory for an African-American NASCAR driver.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
What factors might make a protest newsworthy for a national audience?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. National Security Agency (NSA)
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. What were some newly discovered animal and plant species announced by the World Wildlife Fund? Where were these species found?
2. What were the circumstances surrounding an NFL game played in London yesterday? What did people in the report say about the NFL's series of games in London?
3. What race did Darrell Wallace, Jr. win this past weekend? Why is his victory considered significant?
1. Why do you think that citizens, lawmakers, and world leaders are speaking out against alleged data collection and spying by the National Security Agency (NSA)? Why might a government security agency try to collect information about citizens and world leaders? What might the organization risk in trying to do so?
2. What environmental conditions might influence a habitat's biodiversity? Why might conservationists publicly announce the existence of previously undiscovered species? Can you think of any risks of announcing these findings? Explain.
3. What might be the benefits and challenges of expanding a professional sports franchise into a new market? How might a team's owners measure success? Do you think that an NFL team in London would be successful? Why or why not?
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