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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.

It is often said that a society can be judged and measured by how well it takes care of its children.

A few weeks ago, Michael Pollan, author of several works on the food industry and its social and moral impact on our lives, penned a letter to the president-elect, urging the new commander in chief to move to the top of his executive and legislative agenda the issue of food security. The article was entitled: Farmer in Chief. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/magazine/12policy-t.html?scp=1&sq=mi)

What should a teacher do when a student expresses views that are offensive to most of the other students in the class?

How do teachers deal with the perennial problem of early tracking... or to paraphrase Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter books of "sorting" students into "houses" too soon?

How do teachers resolve the constant tension between allowing their students to take some risks with their equally important responsibility of keeping kids out of harm's way?

What does fairness look like to a teacher?

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