Culture and Media Podcast Series

Bart and Jeanine talk with Tamara Real of the Arts Alliance about art and advocacy.

Are librarians the defenders of free speech, fair use, and intellectual property? Jeanine and Bart discuss copyright law with University of Michigan Library's copyright expert Molly Kleinman. We consider the ethics of fair use of copyrighted material in the age of Kid Rock, Girl Talk, Leonardo Da Vinci, and more!

A few weeks ago, Michael Pollan, author of several works on the food industry and its social and moral impact on our lives, penned a letter to the president-elect, urging the new commander in chief to move to the top of his executive and legislative agenda the issue of food security. The article was entitled: Farmer in Chief. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/magazine/12policy-t.html?scp=1&sq=mi)

Last spring, the Huron High Boys Swimming team ended a 20 year drought by winning the state championship. As Coach Kelton Graham, now in his second year there, tells it, it was all about teamwork and motivation. He is too humble by half. A2ethics.org's interview with Coach Graham, told us otherwise: his motivational skills and trust in his swimmers were also vitally important to the team's success.

The Ypsilanti, Michigan water tower landmark. Is our food heritage also worth saving? 

Catharine Dann Roeber and Hanna Raskin, food "preservationists" and co-owners of American Table Culinary Tours join us at the Ann Arbor area's iconic Washtenaw Dairy for some donuts and a provocative discussion about food and its moral  role in our culture.

Most people just assume actors take any part they can get. And that actors will do anything, including acting unethically, to get a part. But, as it turns out, actors may have limits too. Or do they?

Find out by listening to the a2ethics.org-sponsored panel discussion hosted by Barton Bund, artistic director and co-founder of the Blackbird Theatre and a cast of veteran actors that he gathered to tell us what matters ethically to actors.

The actors in the panel discussion are: Jon Bennett, Oliver Darrow, Dana Sutton,Lynch Travis, and David Wolber.

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