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The Morality of Force

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Thursday, we're talking about the ethical and moral questions in the decision to use military force. This debate often surfaces before taking action, but Saturday, the stakes got higher when President Obama announced that the US has evidence Syria used chemical weapons on its own people. We'll explore the historical and philosophical considerations and we're hoping to hear from you. How are you working through these questions? What moral factors do you take into account? When do you think force is justified?


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.