Ethiscope takes on the big issues in our world with dynamic, in-depth interviews with some of the sharpest minds in academia, business, civil society, and government. We go beyond the splashy headlines to examine the deeper ethical questions, always from a rich variety of perspectives and always attentive to our commitment to making our world better–particularly right here in New Hampshire. Tune in to join conversations aimed at uncovering the moral fabric of our lives.

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Free Speech on Campus: What Can I Say?

Are freedom of expression and academic freedom under threat on campus? Are these values important to the academic enterprise and to society? We speak with two experts on the law and ethics of campus speech, who guide us through the issues involved and share their candid views and experiences.

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Ethics of Fast Fashion

Is the fashion industry harming workers and the environment, or is it helping to solve the problem of global poverty? How can we make the fashion industry work more ethically while preserving its economic benefits? Listen to an enlightening conversation with Northeastern professor and Fashion Revolution USA Director of Education Kathleen Grevers and former shoe industry executive Michael Martin.

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Race and the American City 

How did American communities become segregated by race and income, and what are the consequences? Which parts of the country are doing better than others? And what policy solutions do we have for segregation and its ill effects? Join the conversation with Stanford education professor Sean Reardon and Ohio State economist Trevon Logan.

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Market Urbanism

Interviews with Emily Hamilton, Nolan Gray, and Alain Bertaud about how cities thrive under free markets rather than detailed planning.

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Smart Growth

Interviews with Elissa Margolin and Gerrit Knaap about how to build smarter, denser, more livable cities.

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Is it wrong to cast an uninformed vote? Part Two

Interview with political scientist Ethan Bueno de Mesquita on why voting is more about values than getting the right answer, and so most voters have enough information to know how to vote.

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Is it wrong to cast an uninformed vote? Part One

Interview with Jason Brennan, author of The Ethics of Voting and Against Democracy, on why we don’t have a duty to vote, and it might even be a mistake for some of us to vote.

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