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Male Contraception

8/15/2018
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Since the 1960s, oral contraception has been exclusively for women. Researchers say a version for men on the horizon. This week we discuss of ethics of taking the pill.

Duration:00:16:37

Chores

8/8/2018
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Most kids have to do chores. Some parents see them as character building or payment for their room and board. Others pay their children for their work. This week we discuss the ethics of this age-old tradition.

Duration:00:14:37

Abortion

8/1/2018
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Abortion has been a controversial topic for decades and the debate was rekindled with the nomination of a new Supreme Court justice. This week we tackle the biggest ethical debate of them all.

Duration:00:18:45

Truth and Lies

7/25/2018
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From alternative facts to fake news, it can be hard to get to the truth of a matter. This week we tackle the ethics of lying.

Duration:00:18:18

Immigration

7/18/2018
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The most volatile debate in recent months has been immigration. Who do we let in to this country and why? What kind of country do we want to be? This week we tackle the ethics of immigration policy.

Duration:00:19:20

Marriage Proposals

7/11/2018
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Over the top proposals are all the rage in the social media age. This can put a lot of pressure on courting couples. Our Kelly McBride says it’s time to make a change to this antiquated system. This week we discuss the ethics of this longstanding tradit

Duration:00:17:42

Civil Discourse

7/4/2018
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From White House officials being driven out of restaurants to a shooting at a Maryland newspaper, there has been a serious lack of civility in our recent political debate. This week we discuss the ethics of civil discourse.

Duration:00:18:36

Media Coverage of Suicide

6/27/2018
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High profile suicides receive lots of media coverage. This week we share the dos and don’ts when discussing this sensitive issue on TV, online and in our daily lives.

Duration:00:17:08

Suicide

6/20/2018
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The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have sparked lots of conversation. According to the CDC the suicide rate in the US has increased 30% since 1999. This week we discuss ways to deal with this alarming trend.

Duration:00:17:50

Unintended Consequences of Tipping

5/16/2018
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Tipping can be a tricky business. This week we examine the unintended consequences for service industry workers who count on gratuity for the majority of their income.

Duration:00:18:52

Right To Be Forgotten

5/9/2018
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We’ve all shared something online that we wish we hadn’t. You can delete the post, but it’s never truly gone. Should people be allowed to permanently delete things from the internet? This week we examine the ethics of the so-called right to be forgo

Duration:00:18:42

Felon Voting Rights

5/2/2018
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In many states you lose your right to vote when convicted of a felony. Some states restore voting rights as soon as someone has served their time. Others have a cumbersome process for restoration or simply refuse. This week we discuss the ethics of felon

Duration:00:13:49

Baseball

4/25/2018
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Baseball is played by two different sets of rules. There are the official rules and an unwritten code that players are also expected to follow. This week we take a swing at the ethics of our national pastime.

Duration:00:21:35

College

4/18/2018
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How important is a college degree? For years we’ve been told that it is essential for success, but it comes with an ever growing price tag. This week we discuss the pros and cons of higher education.

Duration:00:18:46

Opioid Crisis

4/11/2018
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There is an opioid crisis in the United States. As of 2015 an estimated 2 million people were addicted to the prescription pain relievers. President Trump has suggested the death penalty for drug dealers to combat the problem, but is that the best approac

Duration:00:15:28

Teachers

4/4/2018
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Teachers have been underpaid for a long time, but why? They arguably hold one of the most important jobs in our society. This week we explore the ethics of teaching.

Duration:00:16:41

Public Embarrassment

3/28/2018
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Would you tell someone if their fly was down or if they had something in their teeth? Would you say something to a stranger or only someone you know? This week we explore the ethics of public embarrassment.

Duration:00:13:56

Face Cream

3/21/2018
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There are thousands of face creams and other products on the market. All claim to provide a more youthful appearance, but are their promises ethical?

Duration:00:17:55

Baby Names

3/7/2018
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We all know some who decided to give their child a unique name. It could be an unusual spelling of a common name or something completely different like Dweezil or Moon Unit. Parents have the best of intentions, but they could be putting their kids at a di

Duration:00:11:18

Twitter Fraud

2/28/2018
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How many of your Twitter followers are real people? The social media site has been cracking down on phantom accounts recently. This week we discuss the ethics of fake followers.

Duration:00:15:28