Live Event

EthicsNOW, The Podcast and Beyond
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 at 1:30pm FREE Digital Event on Zoom

Series scholars Dr. Will Barnes and Attorney Paul Biderman join with host Kathleen Sabo to delve into the making of the series, provide updates and clarification, and answer your questions about ethics and modern life.

Episode #1

Ethics In Everyday Life

Kathleen Sabo is joined by Dr. Will Barnes and attorney Paul Biderman to discuss ethics in everyday life. How do we take ethics from a theoretical concept and make ethics applicable for everyday life and situations? How and why should ethics be brought into the mainstream?

Meet Our Team

Kathleen Sabo is NMEW’s executive director and the host of EthicsNOW. Sabo is the former award-winning host/producer of the Call-In Show on KUNM Public Radio in Albuquerque. Sabo not only has journalism and broadcast experience, but is also an attorney who has specialized in legislative matters. This unique background helps her distill complicated jurisprudence into language that is easily accessible to listeners. Sabo is the recipient of multiple awards including the Society of Professional Journalists, Top of the Rockies Award, and NM Press Women’s Association and NM Broadcasters Assoc. awards. She has taught as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico (UNM).

Will Barnes Ph.D. is a comparative ethicist working with 20th-century Continental Social, Political, and Ethical Philosophy and Non-Western, especially Indo-Tibetan Buddhist, epistemology, metaphysics, and Ethics. Barnes received a B.A. in philosophy at the University of York; a Masters in Buddhist Studies at the University of London UK; an advanced graduate certificate in Sanskrit and Buddhist hermeneutics at the University of Kathmandu Nepal; and a Masters and Ph.D. in philosophy from UNM. Barnes currently teaches at The University of New Mexico. 

Paul Biderman is a legal scholar with a significant background in ethics. He has a J.D. from NYU Law School and has taught many ethics classes, including a 2021 course on Basic Public Ethics Law in New Mexico, which was offered through the state’s Ethics Commission. He is also a published ethics scholar. His career includes years working in legal services, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and private practice. He also served as New Mexico’s Secretary of Energy and Minerals, and the director of the New Mexico Judicial Education Center. He is currently an alternate municipal judge for Santa Fe, and a state legislative aide during sessions. He also serves on the City of Santa Fe’s Ethics and Campaign Review Board.


EthicsNOW is made possible by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the generous support of KUNM public radio, 89.9 FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the nonpartisan, non-profit New Mexico Ethics Watch and by Davis Law New Mexico, an Albuquerque New Mexico law firm. Protecting your right to equality and fairness for over 40 years.