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The Moral Is presents contemporary issues and opinion in a thought provoking context, through commentaries written and read by faculty members from California State University Fresno. The Moral Is airs Sundays (at 3:55 pm) and Wednesdays (at 7:55 pm).

The Moral Is presents contemporary issues and opinion in a thought provoking context, through commentaries written and read by faculty members from California State University Fresno. The Moral Is airs Sundays (at 3:55 pm) and Wednesdays (at 7:55 pm).
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Fresno, CA

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The Moral Is presents contemporary issues and opinion in a thought provoking context, through commentaries written and read by faculty members from California State University Fresno. The Moral Is airs Sundays (at 3:55 pm) and Wednesdays (at 7:55 pm).

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@KVPR

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English

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3437 W. Shaw Ave #101 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 275-0764


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If You Care About California, Then You Should Care About Salinas

7/28/2015
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Editor's note: Zocalo Public Square is publishing a series of articles this week about the Monterey County community of Salinas and the challenges...

Duration: 00:10:22


Commentary: Sexism In Science Is No Funny Joke

7/27/2015
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A controversy has erupted over an attempted joke by a Nobel prize winning scientist at the 2015 World Conference of Science Journalists held in South...

Fresno Firefighter Speaks For First Time Since Accident

7/10/2015
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For the first time since his dramatic fall through the roof of a burning garage, a Fresno firefighter is speaking publicly. Fire captain Pete Dern...

Duration: 00:01:59


Commentary: Weigh Free Speech Against Other Moral Concerns

6/9/2015
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The horrific killings in January at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine inspired commentators to defend speech and press freedoms as absolutes....

Commentary: Let's Celebrate American Skepticism

5/26/2015
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Should we trust the government and the other institutions of social and political life? Most of us don’t. And distrust seems to be growing, especially...

Commentary: Educators Need To Do Better

5/1/2015
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We expect professionals who serve our community to exhibit not only high standards of technical expertise, but also to treat their clientele with...

Commentary: Is Tort Reform Really Necessary?

4/14/2015
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Many business groups across the country routinely call for changes to the legal system to reduce what they call frivolous lawsuits – something called...

Commentary: Measles In The Magic Kingdom

3/25/2015
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Amid growing fears of epidemics from new and emerging infectious diseases, the US is also seeing old diseases like measles and whooping cough make a...

Duration: 00:02:57


Commentary: Good Moral Hygine Is The Remedy For Rotten Ideas

3/10/2015
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Do bad ideas and evil ideology spread like a disease? In this edition of The Moral Is, Fresno State philosophy professor Andrew Fiala argues that rotten...

Duration: 00:03:09


Commentary: Music Is Important For Every Age And Generation

2/10/2015
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Music connects people with the deepest part of their being, both for the young and the old, bringing joy, and many other benefits. In this edition of...

Duration: 00:03:37


Commentary: After Charlie Hebdo Killings, Stick To Democratic Ideals

1/27/2015
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The world’s faith in democratic ideals has been shaken by recent events in Paris and other locations throughout the world. A commitment to democratic...

Commentary: When Grand Juries Fail, Civil Courts Should Hold Cops Liable

1/21/2015
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In this edition of Valley Public Radio’s commentary series The Moral Is Ida Jones, a professor of Business Law at Fresno State, argues that civil...

Commentary: Tough Issues When Faith Conflicts With Medical Advice

12/23/2014
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The world of health care can present all sorts of important ethical dilemmas, but perhaps none are so difficult as those involving patients and religion...

Duration: 00:03:31


Commentary: Time To Reconnect With Liberterian Ideals

12/9/2014
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The concept of individual liberty was a key component in our country’s birth. Yet 238 years after Thomas Jefferson wrote about the unalienable rights of...

Duration: 00:02:46


Commentary: With High Costs Of College, Students Hungry For More Than Knowl

12/9/2014
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College may prepare students for good careers, but these days, it also pushes many already poor students into lifelong debt. In this segment of FM89’s...

Commentary: The Language Of Fear Should Be Our Real Concern

11/18/2014
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It seems lately that we are bombarded by social and international crises and threats. Incurable diseases and clandestine terrorists are lurking, and...

Duration: 00:03:33


Commentary: Society Needs To Reinforce Socialization Lessons From Schools

10/21/2014
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America’s public schools have been called a laboratory for society. In this edition of FM89’s commentary series The Moral Is, Jacques Benninga of Fresno...

Commentary: Racial Bias In Policing Makes Those 'Living While Black' Nervou

10/3/2014
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What happens if you do all the right things as you pursue the American dream? You graduate from high school. Then college. You work for one employer 25...

Duration: 00:02:48


Commentary: Time To Give Ex-Felons Voting Rights

8/20/2014
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Felony disenfranchisement laws have a long history in the United States, but individual state laws vary considerably. Recently the U.S. Attorney General...

Commentary: Do We Have More Morality Than An Asteroid?

8/20/2014
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For many, climate change is still and unsettled issue. Yet it is indisputable that throughout its long history, our planet Earth has undergone major...
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