State legislatures have passed a number of so-called religious liberty bills in recent years that allow business and individuals to refuse to perform a service on moral grounds. Now the debate has entered the medical field and not just for abortions. Join us as we discuss the ethics at the crossroads of personal morality and medical duty.
People have been fascinated with superheroes for generations, initially through comic books, and more recently from blockbuster movies. But is this a healthy obsession? Join us as we discuss the ethics of superheroes.
Recently, a picture of people waiting in line at the top of Mount Everest went viral. It’s drawn attention to some the negative aspects of tourism. This week we discuss the ethics of travel and tourism.
Everyday we hear from experts sharing all sorts of advice and information on the news. Sometimes our own experts, Kelly McBride and Art Caplan, are asked to be guests on various programs. But what makes someone an expert? Join us as we examine the credentials of experts.
Crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money. Sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter give ordinary people a platform to fund everything from medical bills to vacations. You may have given to one of these campaigns yourself, but did you stop to think about the ethics involved? Join us!
You can read the article Kelly mentioned here.
The science is clear. Vaccines work and do not cause autism. Despite mountains of evidence, some people still refuse to vaccinate themselves and their children. So, is it time to make them mandatory? Join us as we discuss the ethics of mandatory vaccines.
Most people will have multiple job interviews throughout their working lives. Often times you’re ask the same handful of stereotypical questions, but is this the best way to find a new employee? Join us as we explore the ethics of interviewing potential employees.
You can read the New York Times article Kelly mentioned here.
Following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash, Boeing 737 Max 8 jets have been grounded worldwide. In the course of the investigation we have learned that the FAA relies on manufacturers to self-certify the safety of their aircraft. This week we ask, is that ethical? Join us!
Recent, a 21 year old West Point cadet was killed in a skiing accident. His parents obtained a court order to preserve his sperm and hope to create a child from it. They believe their son wanted to have children and continue the family lineage. Join us as we discuss this unusual and complex ethical issue.
There New York Times has more on this story here.
The recent documentary Leaving Neverland reexamines the sexual abuse allegations against the late singer Michael Jackson. It features two men who allege they were sexually abused by Jackson as boys. While the allegations aren’t new, there have been renewed calls to ban the singer’s music from the airwaves and other public settings. Can you ethically listen to Michael Jackson? Join us for this week’s conversation!
You can watch the trailer for Leaving Neverland here.