Higher education institutions, and the eclectic ethics centers attached to them, are central to the nurturing and growth of a flourishing ethics economy. A2Ethics.org has identified this economy as one where people take career pathways that involve working with ethics ideas, and whose professions and livelihoods are ethics-related. We have been documenting this economy whenever we get a chance to talk with people helping to build this ethics economy.
Concussions. Dehydration. Fraternization with players. Pressures from coaches, parents and athletes to give the nod to go back into the game after getting injured. Athletic trainers have a lot of ethical issues to worry about. How are they able to balance and deal with the many dilemmas they face? And what are athletic trainers for anyway? What are their roles and obligations on the field and off?
Public opinion polls have become so ingrained in American politics that we give little thought to whether such polls are actually beneficial to our democracy. More compelling, we think, is the increasing willingness of public opinion pollsters to use their technologies to tell us about our collective attitudes on a wide range of ethical issues: from whether we "favor" stem cell research to our willingness to "agree" with some forms of torture.
At A2ethics.org, we may almost be forgiven (okay, maybe not) if we thought that fair food was one of the fried concoctions sold on a stick, that as children we grazed on, waiting to see the prize-winning animals at our state fairs.
We think our a2ethics.org talk with Nicole Ellison is a bit unique. Ellison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State. Fortunately for Bart and Jeanine, our discussion did not just go over the same ethics ground usually covered whenever social media are mentioned: privacy and predators, and predators and privacy. To be sure, we considered privacy and tried to pin its elusiveness down. But for the most part, we ranged far and wide on the social media map.
Jimena Loveluck of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center returns to talk with Bart and Jeanine about the organization, its mission, and the obstacles along the way. HARC was founded in 1986, and CEO Jimena Loveluck has been with the company since 1989. What has changed over the years? How do we separate the myths from the reality when it comes to treating people with HIV infection and AIDS?
Join Bart and Jeanine as master organist/composer/improviser/teacher Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra gives a lesson in the ethics of teaching music. In the second half of the program, Bart gets a chance to play an improvised duet with the master organist. Please join us in listening to all or parts of this fascinating discussion. Listed below are the approximate times during the podcast where certain topics are discussed and related links. To skip to a section, simply click the button on the moving bar and slide it to the correct time.