Line In The SandStepping in: Weighing the risks of environmental interventionAug 27, 2013 | 27:30As the climate changes, wildlife experts say we must weigh the risks of intervention against a species' survival. But what are the ethical implications of assisted migration? And should we save polar bears from starvation by feeding them ourselves?
Line In The SandTalkin' 'bout an ethical revolution: money, markets and movements of changeJul 2, 2013 | 27:30Talking money, morals and movements of change with rock-star philosophers Slavoj Zizek and Michael Sandel. Has the time come for an ethical revolution?
Line In The SandInnocent until proven guilty: Mapping killer DNA and protecting the accused's anonymityJul 30, 2013 | 27:30Is peering into the genetic make-up of a mass killer like Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza a useful idea? And later, should alleged rapists get anonymity until and only if convicted?
Line In The SandLet's make a baby: Pushing the boundaries of conceptionAug 6, 2013 | 27:30Making a baby... at all costs? Exploring the ethical ramifications of cutting-edge reproductive technology like three-parent in vitro-fertilization and post-menopausal pregnancy.
Line In The SandIt's my body. Can I die if I want to? Exploring end of life choicesAug 13, 2013 | 27:30In April, Susan Griffiths said goodbye to her family and ended her life in Switzerland with the help of an assisted suicide organization. Before she left, Susan spoke with us about how the thought of a slow and painful death became too much to bear.
Line In The SandDebating the value and risks of academic boycottsAug 20, 2013 | 27:30Are academic boycotts a watershed moment for a cause, or an affront to academic freedom? Debating the value and risks of closing off an academic institution.
Line In The SandDilemmas that will define Canada: Stephen Lewis, Vincent Lam and Lorna DueckJun 25, 2013 | 27:30What ethical dilemmas will define Canada at home and abroad in the coming years? Debating the big issues at the Glenn Gould studio: Humanitarian and former diplomat Stephen Lewis, journalist and host Lorna Dueck, and award-winning writer Dr. Vincent Lam.
Line In The SandJane Goodall on environmental ethics and the war to save rare speciesJul 9, 2013 | 27:30Are all species priceless in and of themselves... or are some just not worth as much of our concern and conservation efforts than others? The iconic Jane Goodall talks environmental ethics. And later, there's no truce in the war to save rare species.
Line In The SandTaking orders... and lives: When do soldiers have the right to follow their conscience?Jul 16, 2013 | 27:30Robert Semrau on the day that ended his military career and sparked a national debate on soldiers ethics and the idea of mercy killing. And later, U.S. War resisters ask when soldiers have the right to follow their conscience.
Line In The SandHumans for harvest and organs for trade: The ethics of buying body partsJul 23, 2013 | 27:30Today, exploring the lives of people who buy and sell kidneys, the argument for giving monetary incentives to donors, and dissecting medical tourism.