The Bugle and the Passing Bell
Episode 10 Pushing on to victory
By August 1918 the end was in sight; only 100 more days before the armistice. When news came through to the soldiers many found it hard to believe and nobody wanted to be the last man to die.
Jane Goodall on environmental ethics and the war to save rare species
Are all species priceless in and of themselves... or are some just not worth as much of our concern and conservation efforts than others? The iconic Jane Goodall talks environmental ethics. And later, there's no truce in the war to save rare species.
Taking orders... and lives: When do soldiers have the right to follow...
Robert Semrau on the day that ended his military career and sparked a national debate on soldiers ethics and the idea of mercy killing. And later, U.S. War resisters ask when soldiers have the right to follow their conscience.
It's my body... can I die if I want to? Exploring end of life choices
In April, Susan Griffiths said goodbye to her family and ended her life in Switzerland with the help of an assisted suicide organization. Before she left, Susan spoke with us about how the thought of a slow and painful death became too much to bear.
Debating the value and risks of academic boycotts
Are academic boycotts a watershed moment for a cause, or an affront to academic freedom? Debating the value and risks of closing off an academic institution.
Stepping in: Weighing the risks of environmental intervention
As the climate changes, wildlife experts say we must weigh the risks of intervention against a species' survival. But what are the ethical implications of assisted migration? And should we save polar bears from starvation by feeding them ourselves?
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