Culture and Media Podcast Series

On the day when Detroit area citizens voted for a new millage to sustain critical funding for exhibits and educational programs at one of the city's greatest treasures, The Detroit Institute of Arts, we talked with cultural journalist Jennifer Conlin, founder and editor of CriticCar Detroit--a creative project in itself--designed to sustain the arts via breaking and on-the-scene audien

For the A2Ethics.org working ethics series, we have been touring the community, talking with people about the ethics of their work. So, this got us thinking:  what do people do when they are NOT working? And is their free time really ethics-free? 

When we told a few people we were doing a podcast on museum ethics, we got some funny looks. And some interesting guesswork about museum ethics. One wondered whether it involved  people who deface works of art and cultural treasures: sticking their gum on Mona Lisa's nose. Another ventured that museum ethics included famous museum heists, which are "all inside jobs," such as the recent disappearance of  masterpieces by Picasso and Matisse from the walls of the Paris Museum of Modern Art.

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.

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.

Celebrated dancers and teachers of their art, Peter Sparling and Sheila Graziano, join Bart and Jeanine in a fascinating two-part discussion on the ethics of teaching dance. Their discussions are as kinetically intelligent as dance itself.

Celebrated dancers and teachers of their art, Peter Sparling and Sheila Graziano join Bart and Jeanine for the second part of a conversation on the ethics of teaching dance, the rights and responsibilities of their craft and the ends of dance itself.

Parents whose schedules are controlled by your 4 or 5 year old children's sport practices and games, this discussion is for you.

Parents  whose children are approaching 14 and are worried that your child is not going to be the next superstar on the court or field, this discussion is also for you.

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