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Global Ethics Corner

Series produced by Carnegie Council

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Global Ethics Corner is a weekly 2-minute interstitial examination of newsworthy ethical issues, hosted and produced by Carnegie Council Senior Fellow William Vocke.

The Global Ethics Corner is a weekly multimedia production that examines an intriguing ethical puzzle presented in international affairs. Host William Vocke presents alternative views and asks the listener to consider various implications. Available since October 2008, Global Ethics Corner can be featured both on-air as a radio module and on Web sites as a multi-media offering.


211 Pieces

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As Ethiopia continues construction on the Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, Egyptian officials are worried about their water supply. Does Eth...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2013
  • Length: 02:05
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The recent revelations that the NSA is collecting cell phone and Internet data from millions of Americans has left many asking questions. Is this a...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2013
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Secret recordings have been a headache for some high-profile politicians. Many question the morality of the practice, especially when the media get...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 02:13
  • Purchases: 1
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With U.S. companies losing billions of dollars to intellectual property theft, mostly to China, some are suggesting that corporations fight back. C...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2013
  • Length: 02:17
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A proposed EU ban on the use of dipping bowls and refillable glass bottles of olive oil in restaurants has people asking questions. Is this more us...

  • Added: May 28, 2013
  • Length: 02:20
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A fight on Mt. Everest between Nepalese Sherpas and European climbers has again raised questions about tourism and the world's tallest mountain. Sh...

  • Added: May 20, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
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Food for Peace, which ships American farm products to developing nations, has long been criticized for crowding out local agriculture. Now, to the ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: May 13, 2013
  • Length: 02:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Childhood vaccination programs have been met with skepticism and hostility in the U.S. Some oppose them on religious grounds, while others worry ab...

  • Added: May 08, 2013
  • Length: 02:05
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"The good news is that we're figuring out some of the big mistakes people are making, and if we figure out in time, we can try to fight that and ac...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2013
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 1
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As authorities searched for one of the Boston Marathon bombers, the city of Boston and its suburbs were put on lockdown. Was this action justified?...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2013
  • Length: 02:09
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With over half of the detainees on a hunger strike, tensions are worse than ever at Guantanamo Bay. Is it finally time for the United States to clo...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:02
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"There are two kinds of countries in this world, the good ones and the bad ones. The good ones I count as the countries where the governments are a...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2013
  • Length: 02:45
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After a controversial election, Kenya has inaugurated Uhuru Kenyatta, who has been indicted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, as its new pres...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2013
  • Length: 02:05
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A new book claiming that bonobos can feel empathy suggests that morality may be biological. If this is the case, what purpose does religion serve? ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2013
  • Length: 01:52
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Apple and Google will, reportedly, both soon be selling computers that you can wear. But will the trove of details that these devices will be able ...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
  • Length: 01:56
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A recent nuclear test and renewed threats from North Korea has led to new sanctions from the UN Security Council. Does this mean that China's patie...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
  • Length: 02:06
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With the Syrian civil war about to turn two years old and the death toll approaching 70,000, some are saying it is time for the U.S. or the UN to i...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:58
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For years, large global organizations, like the G-20 or the UN, have failed to cooperate on major international challenges, like climate change. Is...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2013
  • Length: 02:16
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President Obama called al-Qaeda a "shadow of its former self," but the organization is making inroads in Mali and Algeria and some say it is as dan...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 02:11
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When Iceland was hit hard in the 2008 financial crisis, it responded by doing everything Western economic theorists told it not to. It has made an ...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2013
  • Length: 02:08