Intermediate Level. The "Issues" Series is an exciting, proven approach to listening comprehension and discussion, based on authentic radio broadcasts from National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition." Students are presented with interesting and relevant content in unedited everyday speech including hesitations, redundancies, and various dialectical patterns. Twelve authentic radio interviews on compelling contemporary topics with international appeal, such as loss of family traditions, women in combat, and how environmental issues can affect the economy. Note-taking practice reviews and consolidates important ideas for application in follow-up activities.