April 29th, 2010
06:13 PM ET

Taking out the Toys

Who should be responsible for choosing what kids eat?
That's how one California county believes it can help fight childhood obesity:  by making it illegal to include toys with some higher-calorie, fast-food kids' meals.  Supporters of the new rule feel this will discourage kids from wanting the meals; critics feel it's the parents' job to make sure their kids eat healthily.  How do you feel about this?  And who do you think should choose what kids eat?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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April 26th, 2010
06:53 PM ET

Games, Ratings, and Speech

Like movies, video games get ratings; you've heard the phrase "rated M for mature" on commercials.  California wants to make it illegal for any games that are considered excessively violent to be sold to people under 18.  But critics of this plan say it would limit free speech because the California government would be censoring the games.

Here's what's at the heart of all of this:  Who should be responsible for choosing what video games kids play?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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April 22nd, 2010
06:41 PM ET

Mistakes Made with Money

It makes sense (cents?) why we're blogging so much about money; from Financial Literacy Month to the recession, it's on everyone's mind.

On Friday's show, you hear some great tips on how to save cash, when some of your questions about money get answered.  Now, tell us your opinion:  What's the biggest mistake teenagers make with money?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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April 20th, 2010
06:05 PM ET

Is Texting Addictive?

How many texts do you send per day?
Some doctors think it could be.  And though some folks can't imagine a world without texting, one teenager interviewed in Wednesday's show believes she could quit cold turkey.

Could you?  And how many texts is too many texts?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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April 15th, 2010
06:47 PM ET

The Moon, Mars, and Money

It's a decision that's generating a lot of disagreement among scientists and astronauts:  President Obama is canceling plans to send astronauts to the moon, while he's pushing for a new strategy that could, among other things, put a person on Mars.  He's promising NASA more money, but critics say more jobs will be lost with both the moon plan and the space shuttle program coming to an end.

What do you think the nation's priorities should be when it comes to the space program?

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April 8th, 2010
02:46 PM ET

What You Want out of College

This Friday, you're going to hear about a community college in Michigan that's offering a money-back guarantee if you don't get a job within a year.  It only applies to certain courses you'd take for the four most in-demand technical jobs in the area.  But with the nation's unemployment rate at 9.7 percent, it seems like a sweet deal for some students...and a risky idea for the college!

It brings up the subject of why people attend college.  Is it specifically to get a job after graduating?  Is it to get a higher education, or are there other reasons?

With many of you planning to head off to college, tell us what you hope to get out of it.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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April 5th, 2010
05:41 PM ET

Spring Break during a Recession

Describe your spring break.
Recession and spring break are two things that don't go well together.  When times are tough, vacations are fewer and farther between.  It doesn't mean you can't have fun while you're off from school; it just means you might be closer to home.

A lot of you have talked to us about how the economy has affected you at school.  Now, we'd like to know if and how the recession is affecting your plans for spring break.

(By definition, a "staycation" is when you're off school or work but don't travel.  A "paycation" is when you spend your spring break working.)

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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