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Ethics Professors: Officials' Use Of Social Media And End-Of-Life Care For Parents

Last month, a Facebook comment published by a member of Kansas Governor Brownback's administration stirred controversy among people offended by her post. When it comes to public issues, should government officials post their personal opinions on social media? The Ethics Professors tackle that, as well as what moral responsibilities adult children have as parents near the end of their lives.


  • Wayne Vaught is the dean of the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences, as well as a professor of Philosophy, Medicine, and Bioethics.
  • Clancy Martin is a Philosophy professor at UMKC, and a professor of Business Ethics at the Bloch School of Management.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.