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Ethics And Politics: Can We Have Both?

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Mention "ethics" and "politics" in the same statement and wait for the eye-rolls and derisive snorts to start.

With the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case, spending by super political action committees is at an all-time high while their negative ads may well have reached all-time lows.

Today the Ethics Professors take on the thorny topic of ethics and politics.  Just because the Supreme Court allows PACs to spend millions to influence voters, does that make it right?  Are political ads that infer something negative or untrue about a candidate ethical?  Are voters obligated to go beyond the advertising to learn more about candidates and issues?  Listen to learn where the Profs come down on these and other questions of ethics and politics.

Up To Date
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.