Breakfast with Ross Solly
Public v. private: does it matter where you send...01/19/15
In Canberra, the decision over where to send your kids can be costly. A private school education costs around eight times more than a public school education in the ACT. Does the expense pay off in terms of job prestige and life 'success'?
Where ART thou?
The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has announced plans to establish an independent review of its Asian art collection.
18 until I die
On 666 Breakfast, Philip Clark spoke with Canberra writer and academic Dr Kim Huynh, about the rise of adolescent and the decline of the adult.
Crime or terrorism? Bail or no bail?
Anthony Wealy QC is a former NSW Supreme Court judge who presided over the country's biggest terrorism prosecution, the Benbrika trial. He also chaired the COAG review into Australia’s counter-terrorism legislation. Philip Clarke spoke with him to...
Who is supporting university reform?
The Abbott Government's final fortnight of Parliament went from bad to ugly this week, as Education Minister Christopher Pyne failed to get university reforms - cutting federal funding by 20% and deregulating fee setting - through the Senate.
The National Press Club turns 50
What do Shirley MacLaine, Bill Gates and the Dalai Lama all have in common? Each of them has spoken at the National Press Club in Canberra. Well respected journalist Steve Lewis and National Press Club President Laurie Wilson joined Philip Clark to...
A knock-out lawsuit
Should footballers be compensated for concussions? Or is it all just part of the job?
How You Actually Catch Ebola
There are many ideas as to how Ebola can be caught, which means the actual path of transmission from person to person can seem unclear.
How does Canberra's Jewish community feel about the Gaza...
... and where does the line, between being anti-Israel and being anti-semitic, fall?
Coldest Canberra morning in 20 years - take this advice
We've had the coldest Canberra morning for 20 years. Here are some survival tips from the myth-busting Dr David Caldicott.
Heeding warnings from your heart.
If you had a heart attack, how much about your life would you change? Recent research from the Heart Foundation showed that women who have heart attacks aren't necessarily getting the information they need to recover properly. It's a big problem when...
What's the point of going back to work?
Children are delightful, entertaining and challenging bundles of joy covered in snot and breakfast cereal. They are also very, very expensive. For working parents of young children, childcare contributes a huge amount to the cost of raising children....
What is Australia's place in the world of heritage?
As the world meets in Doha for UNESCO World Heritage Committee talks, the future of some of Australia's most cherished natural assets like the Great Barrier Reef and Tasmanian forests appear to hang in the balance.
Ancient Tomato Lives!
Canberrans love gardening but would guess that not many Canberrans love gardening as much as 666 listener Jim Cleaver of Yarralumla. Jim has just successfully grown tomatoes from seeds that are 70 years old!
What makes our gum trees so good? Kulheim's cracked the...
Australian researchers have joined an international team, spanning 18 countries, to sequence the genome of the eucalypt for the first time.
A history of service: Professor Tom Griffiths AO
Professor Tom Griffiths spends his days delving into the history of our environment, and is passionate about shaping its future for the better.
Tiananmen Square massacre, 1989: where were you?
Odds are, you weren't as close as Gregson Edwards. He was the First Secretary (Information) with the Australian Embassy in Beijing in 1989.
Female 'firie' douses fears of sexism
Kari Harlovich is part of a minority group. But you won't hear her complaining.
Can women be as good as men at fire-fighting?
Radical changes have taken place to the workforce over the past 100 years, which include a redefinition for what are ‘women’s jobs’ and what are ‘men’s jobs’. Even so, true gender equality in the workplace is yet to be achieved with many professions...
A history of good spelling?
Is there a better way to teach kids to spell, than giving them long lists of words to memorise?
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