About Us

Everyday Ethics is a weekly podcast that takes a look at many of the ethical dilemmas that face us every day, and attempts to break them down for easier understanding. Hosted by veteran broadcaster Craig Kopp, featuring media ethicist Kelly McBride and medical ethicist Art Caplan, Everyday Ethics helps you to know the difference between what you have a right to do and what's right to do.

Craig Kopp - Host

Craig is currently the General Manager of WMNF Community Conscious Radio in Tampa, Florida. He has been a radio broadcaster since 1974, with forays into both television and newspapers along the way. In his time as a TV and newspaper film critic and feature writer, Craig conducted 7,000 interviews with actors, directors, writers and producers. And that doesn’t count all the interviews he has conducted as a broadcast journalist.

Kelly McBride - Media Ethicist


Kelly McBride is a writer, teacher and one of the country’s leading voices when it comes to media ethics. She is currently the Vice President for Academic Programs at the Poynter Institute, where she has served as the director of the college fellowship program, ESPN’s ombudsman, and the founder of the Sense-Making Project, a Ford Foundation initiative examining the effects of technology on democracy. Kelly co-edited the groundbreaking book, The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century, which argues for a new set of ethical guidelines for journalists, communicators and students. The world’s largest newsrooms, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR and the BBC, frequently quote her.

Art Caplan - Medical Ethicist

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Art is currently the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor, and Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU Langone Medical Center.   He is the author or editor of 32 books and more than 600 papers in peer-reviewed journals on medical ethics, health policy and ethical issues in science.  He is a regular contributor on ethics for NBC.com, and is a monthly commentator on bioethics and healthcare issues on WebMD/Medscape. He appears frequently as a guest and commentator on various other national and international media outlets.

Dustin Hapli - Producer, Editor & Engineer


Dustin is an award-winning audio engineer and producer. Throughout his career he has worked with radio and TV stations across the globe on all kinds of broadcasts including international music festivals, national political conventions and every major sports league. Dustin lives in the Tampa Bay area with his wife, two stepsons, two dogs and two cats. When not engineering, he can often be found at a local concert venue or golf course.

Kristina Sokourenko - Researcher

Kristina Sokourenko received her Bachelors of Arts from New York University, majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Studies. In Summer 2017 she received her Masters in Bioethics at the NYU School of Global Public Health. She recently finished interning with the Medical Services Division at the UN, and is interested in seeing how the social determinants of health vary across the international landscape. She is passionate about the overlap between medicine and the environment, and hopes to one day revolutionize institutional food purchasing by changing school lunches, hospital cafeteria food and prison meals.

Show Credits

Writers: Craig Kopp, Kelly McBride, Art Caplan
Producer, Editor & Engineer: Dustin Hapli
Researcher: Kristina Sokourenko
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