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Media

In this age of mega-media conglomerates who control more and more of the media messages (often disguised as news), where do you turn for real information? How big is too big?

Music

What are the ethics of free downloads and file-sharing? Where do you draw the line between freedom of expression and vulgar, degrading music? Can the growing number of fiercely independent musical artists—who refuse to get co-opted by huge record labels and mega-venues—stand a chance against the major labels?

Toys

How do parents find educational toys that are affordable? Is a toy made from wood always better than plastic? Recent product recalls dispel the myth that toys have been tested and are safe to use. Which brands are really safe?

Video Games

Video games have been associated with violence, negative publicity, and mindless activity for much of the past decade. Few politicians or activists consider that video games may also teach good hand-eye coordination and thinking skills. A growing number of companies have begun to offer alternatives to notorious games such as Grand Theft Auto.

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