Andrew Fiala http://kvpr.org en Commentary: Do You Deserve To Be Happy? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-do-you-deserve-be-happy <p>Do you deserve to be happy?&nbsp; In this segment of FM89's&nbsp;commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State philosophy professor Dr. Andrew Fiala discusses the pursuit of happiness and the question of what we ought to do to be worthy of happiness.</p><p>---</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:20:58 +0000 Joe Moore 30212 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Do You Deserve To Be Happy? Commentary: Debate Over Syria Highlighted Separation Of Powers http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-debate-over-syria-highlighted-separation-powers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When President Obama asked Congress to make its own decision on invention in the Syrian crisis, it marked a break from other recent military actions, where the commander in chief didn’t seek such approval from the legislative branch. </span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:07:50 +0000 Andrew Fiala 23853 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Debate Over Syria Highlighted Separation Of Powers Commentary: Are We Fiddling While the Planet Warms? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-are-we-fiddling-while-planet-warms <p>Can we solve the climate crisis?&nbsp; Are we wise enough?&nbsp; In this segment of Valley Public Radio's commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State philosophy professor Dr. Andrew Fiala asks whether, like Nero, we are fiddling while Rome burns.</p><p>-------</p><p>President Obama recently announced a new initiative on climate change.&nbsp; But will we be able to address climate change in time to prevent the worst that is predicted?&nbsp; I doubt it.&nbsp; Decades of dithering about global warming do not inspire hope.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 23:14:57 +0000 Andrew Fiala 18058 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Are We Fiddling While the Planet Warms? Commentary: Should We Worry About Cosmic Calamity? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-should-we-worry-about-cosmic-calamity <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the effects of climate change to the threat posed by a giant asteroid, there’s a lot of things that we as humans worry about. But when faced with the possibility that humans may suffer the same fate as the dinosaurs, what should our rational response be? On this edition of our commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State philosophy professor Andrew </span>Fiala<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> points to a pessimistic conclusion.</span></p><p><br> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:00:03 +0000 Andrew Fiala 11894 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Should We Worry About Cosmic Calamity? Commentary: Coaches, Doctors Need to Be Vigilant When Star Atheletes Get Hurt http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-coaches-doctors-need-be-vigilant-when-star-atheletes-get-hurt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent injuries to NFL stars like Robert Griffin III and Alex Smith have brought considerable attention to the ethical dilemmas of sports, and specifically how players or coaches disclose injuries. &nbsp;In some cases, such as Smith's, disclosing an injury can cost a player his or her job.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:47:54 +0000 Andrew Fiala 9502 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Coaches, Doctors Need to Be Vigilant When Star Atheletes Get Hurt Commentary: Male Politicians Need to Do More Listening http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-male-politicians-need-do-more-listening <p></p><p></p><p>The 2012 election season will be remembered for a number of things, from the contentious presidential debates to the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy. The issue of women’s rights stood out as well, as a number of candidates made controversial comments about rape and abortion. In this edition of our commentary series The Moral Is, Andrew Fiala says in the national dialogue that has followed, one thing has been largely absent -&nbsp; listening.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:49:33 +0000 Andrew Fiala 6864 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Male Politicians Need to Do More Listening