Genetic Testing

We’ve all seen the ads for companies that test your DNA and provide a basic genetic history. This new fad can reveal vital information about potential medial issues, but what should you do with the information? Join us as we explore the ethics of genetic testing.

You can read the article we mentioned here.

Baby, It's Cold Outside

The Christmas classic Baby, It's Cold Outside was written by Frank Loesser in 1944 and has been recorded dozens of times by different singers in the ensuing years. Now, some radio stations have banned it due to complaints that it promotes sexual assault. Join us as we tackle the ethics of this hot topic!

Lying To Grandma

Many families will deal with an older relative who has dementia. As their memories fade, should you try to bring them back to the real world or embrace their new reality? Some believe that is better to withhold some information to avoid upsetting them. Join us as we discuss the ethics of this difficult issue.

You can read the article we mentioned here.

Presidential Press Conferences

The recent clash between President Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta has inspired a lot of debate. Our Kelly McBride and her colleagues at the Poynter Institute say Acosta was not using best practices as a journalist. Others defended the reporter and say Trump was the instigator. This week we examine the ethics of presidential press conferences.

You can read Kelly’s commentary here.

Flu Shot

Did you get your flu shot? You should, even if you rarely get sick. The vaccine helps every person you come in to contact with. You can spread it to others without ever experiencing the symptoms.


The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi Arabian government in Turkey has highlighted the often difficult diplomatic relationships that we have with other countries. This week we discuss the ethics of diplomacy.

Lawnmower Parents

The helicopter parent has recently been overtaken by the lawnmower parent. Instead of looking over their children’s shoulders, they actively mow down any obstacle in their path. Should kids have help in tackling the issues of everyday life or should they be allowed to work it out for themselves? Join us as we discuss the ethics of this new parenting trend.