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Want to be a Spy?

The National Security Agency or NSA has been under scrutiny since one of its former workers, Edward Snowden, exposed the government agency’s widespread domestic surveillance programs in 2013. This revelation didn’t just change the way the American public understood the role of the NSA, it also changed the way technology companies and potential employees did. Now it’s harder for the NSA to recruit potential code breakers and spies. Listen to learn how these changed perceptions have complicated the government’s recruiting efforts.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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