Access each of the National Public Radio Stories from the links posted.

Listen/read each story, then answer the questions.

Remember to be thoughtful, thorough and critical when answering all questions and consider ALL sides of the story.

 

 

These Citizen-Regulators in Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They’re Under Attack

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/14/584647903/these-citizen-regulators-in-arkansas-defied-monsanto-now-theyre-under-attack

 

1. What is the problem or dilemma in this story?

 

2. Who is on each side of this story? (not specific names but groups or organizations)

 

3. What is your opinion of this story and the situations or problems presented? What ‘side’ would you take in this situation and expand on your answer.

 

 

These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/01/336919715/these-

 

1. Is it right or just that the workers who harvest the cacao beans have never tasted chocolate? Explain your answer

 

2. Why haven’t they ever tasted chocolate? 

 

3. Do the workers seem resentful that they did not know what the beans they work to harvest are used to make? Explain your answer

 

4. Do you think now that they know what the cacao bean tastes like they will be resentful that they do not enjoy chocolate in their everyday lives? Explain your answer

 

 

What Will Persuade Rice Farmers in Punjab To Stop Setting Fires in Their Fields?

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/11/21/669227134/what-will-persuade-rice-farmers-in-punjab-to-stop-setting-fires-in-their-fields

 

1. What is/are the problems or dilemmas in this story (there are a few problems)?

 

2. Who is on each side of this story? (not specific names but groups or organizations)

 

3. What is your opinion of this story and the situations or problems presented? What ‘side’ would you take in this situation and expand on your answer.

 

 

The Afterlife of American Clothes

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2013/12/10/247362140/the-afterlife-of-american-clothes

 

1. Summarize the story is a STRONG paragraph.

 

2. What are your critical, in-depth thoughts about this story? Do you have any other solutions to ‘clothing recycling’ or ‘clothing waste’?

 

 

Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It’s Made Of

 

https://www.npr.org/2015/04/24/401764329/slow-fashion-shows-consumers-what-its-made-of

 

1. Summarize the story is a STRONG paragraph.

 

2. As a clothing consumer, what are your critical, in-depth thoughts about this story?

 
 
 

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