Madhusudan Katti http://kvpr.org en Commentary: Apply Mandela's Vision Of Reconciliation To The Environment http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-apply-mandelas-vision-reconciliation-environment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite enduring a lifetime of oppression, Nelson Mandela transformed his nation by seeking reconciliation with his oppressors rather than retribution. In this week’s edition of </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">The Moral Is</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Fresno State Biology Professor </span>Madhusudan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Katti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wonders whether the power of reconciliation as a moral principle might save us all from the damage humanity is inflicting on our planet and ourselves.</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 03:26:39 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 27399 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Apply Mandela's Vision Of Reconciliation To The Environment Commentary: It's Not Too Late For Americans To Rekindle The Flame of Science http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-its-not-too-late-americans-rekindle-flame-science <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">America was once the scientific “City on the Hill”, investing its resources and its capital to improve the world’s physical, social and cultural infrastructure.&nbsp; But in the </span>21<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century America seems to have lost its moral compass in this regard. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:09:00 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 23845 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: It's Not Too Late For Americans To Rekindle The Flame of Science Commentary: With Climate Change, Are We Trapped By Artifical Boundaries? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-climate-change-are-we-trapped-artifical-boundaries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As global concerns about climate change continue to grow, could it be that our basic human nature is part of the problem? Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:32:21 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 21124 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: With Climate Change, Are We Trapped By Artifical Boundaries? Commentary: Are We To Blame For Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-are-we-blame-bangladesh-garment-factory-collapse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh has highlighted the globalized nature of today's apparel industry. On this edition of Valley Public Radio's commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State professor&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Madhusudan</span><span style="color: rgb(191, 191, 191); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-style: italic; line-height: 16px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Katti says that it's time we look at the true cost of fast fashion.</span></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 21:49:18 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 15697 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Are We To Blame For Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse? Commentary: Time To Turn Off Our Sprinklers, Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-time-turn-our-sprinklers-fresno <p></p><p></p><p>The San Joaquin Valley’s communities and farms all blossomed our of a desert landscape thanks to available water supplies. But with an increasing population, and global warming, how we use this most precious resource is becoming more and more important. In this edition of FM89’s commentary series "The Moral Is", Fresno State biology professor&nbsp;Madhusudan Katti&nbsp;says it’s time for us to turn off our sprinklers.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:28:42 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 11895 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Time To Turn Off Our Sprinklers, Fresno Commentary: Fresno Should Look To Sweden For Recycling Model http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-fresno-should-look-sweden-recycling-model <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The subject of trash has dominated Fresno headlines in recent months. In addition to the controversy over the privatization of residential solid waste service in the City of Fresno,&nbsp; a recent online post by <a href="http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/03/fresno-a-city-serious-about-recycling/">National Geographic</a> cites Fresno as a nationwide leader recycling. But what if Fresno’s current recycling rate of 73 percent were 100 percent? On this week’s edition of the commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State Biology professor&nbsp;</span>Madhusudan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Katti<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says we should look to Sweden as an example.</span></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The views expressed on The Moral Is are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Valley Public&nbsp;Radio.</em></p><p></p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:50:27 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 9497 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Fresno Should Look To Sweden For Recycling Model Commentary: Climate Change is A Moral Issue http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-climate-change-moral-issue <p>Every election year, the political debate eventually turns to issues related to morality and values. On this edition of Valley Public Radio's commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State Biology Professor&nbsp;Madhusudan Katti says that this year, the candidates need to show more leadership on what he calls the biggest moral crisis of our era.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:27:33 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 3841 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Climate Change is A Moral Issue