Our talk with City Council Member Christopher Taylor. After a mini-fracas involving emails and emoticons between Council Members, Taylor discusses with Bart and Jeanine how this small event speaks to the peaks and valleys of public service. Now that the dust has settled and the small matter seems to have blown over, the conversation turns to the role of the representative and his approach to ethical governance. This lively and fascinating discussion was recorded Thursday, July 2, 2009.

Social workers are teachers, therapists, advocates, and police all rolled into one. They are in the trenches at the center of the school system, caught between the faculty, administration, students, parents, and school board. Join Bart and Jeanine in their hour-long discussion with Jennifer Cotter of the Livonia Public Schools.

Visionary graphic artist and former consultant for Design For Democracy, an AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) project to reshape the way we vote. A fascinating discussion of how design affects our daily lives, and how we might redesign our world.

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

An hour-long mind-blowing revolutionary no-holds-barred assault on society. Bart and Jeanine begin by preparing a presentation for the Board, and wind up discussing Ethics in Art, the subtle dangers of language through the ages, superheroes, local festivals, and how to perform public ethical acts.

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!

The 60s generation Presidents have had their moment and their time. As Barack Obama predicted on the campaign trail, this is the moment and time for a new generation to establish their legacy. And to leave their ethics footprint on the world.

Charitable gift-giving is complicated. And charities are facing the toughest year in our memory. What should charitable giving be about?

Our interview with Laurie Atwood (Kidz in Need Scholarship Fund), Jane Talcott (Campaigns Director,The Salvation Army), Katie Richards-Schuster (Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation Youth Council Adviser) and Martha Bloom (A2ethics Board of Directors and Vice President, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation). Listen in.

Join Bart and Jeanine for a behind-the-scenes planning meeting for a2ethics. Their regular meetings cover a lot of ground, and the ethical discussion will take you on a serious trip!

In this meeting we cover:

  • Art and War
  • The death of blogging?
  • Ethical practices for startup nonprofits
  • Teaching and Technology
  • More.

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Join us for our audio podcast with Katharyn Hanson and Elizabeth Bridges. Two professional archaeologists debunk the myths of the profession, and give us a picture of what archaeology is today.

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