Counterpoint - 2014-07-2107/21/14
Today we discuss the crisis in Australian and other Western democracies. We then find out if Japan can expect the same destiny and Venice and we then explore the ever changing nature of Australian slang
Counterpoint - 2014-07-14
Today we find out if the United Kingdom is in the grip of a moral panic. We also talk about what it might take for the United States to go to war with China and who might have been the winner of the coup in Thailand..
Counterpoint - 2014-07-07
Today we find out how Australian manufacturing can compete with China and India. We discuss our vertical fiscal imbalance and then ask are we living in a moral vacuum? We then find out about a new imitative called the Right to Try.
Counterpoint - 2014-06-23
Today we talking about the growing dissatisfaction with our political parties and the media's role in that. We also discuss the ugly side of rising nationalism in Asia and why cooperate social responsibility might be not really be as social and...
Counterpoint - 2014-06-16
Today we find out if 800 babies were buried in a septic tank in Ireland and why obesity may soon be viewed in Europe as a disability. We then discuss Vladimir Putin's state of mind and what monsters scare Aboriginal children
Counterpoint - 2014-06-09
Today we find what's happening in Thailand and Vietnam and we discuss the new Indian Prime Minster. We then talk about a new program at the University of Adelaide on the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine.
Today we find out why talking might not be the right thing to do and why it is so hard to rule China and why growing up in Sweden used to be boring!
Counterpoint - 2014-05-26
Today we find out if Myanmar should follow the example of Indonesia and also whether we should be taking independence referendums in Europe seriously. We then discuss loss and whether the stages of loss are the same for everyone regardless of the loss.
Counterpoint - 2014-05-19
Today we discuss the rise and rise of Clive Palmer and ask are politicians, especially in New South Wales, more corrupt than ever before or are they just getting caught? We also find out about the decades old conflict in Southern Thailand and we find...
Counterpoint - 2014-05-12
Today we discuss the rise of the UKIP party in Britain and find out if they have a chance at the next general election. We also go on a rail journey! Well not really, but we do talk about the Etihad rail network that's being built across some...
Counterpoint - 2014-05-05
Today we find out what happened in the Indonesian and Afghanistan elections and we discuss why the Sun Flower Movement in Taiwan will probably fail. The we find out why young men, including around 170 Australian young men have gone to the Middle East...
Counterpoint - 2014-04-28
Today we ask why the embargo on Cuba is still in place. We discuss the potential gas crisis in Europe and we discover why Brazil's economic growth is going backwards and whether or not hosting the FIFA World Cup will save it.
Counterpoint - 2014-04-21
Today we take a look at the fist six months of the Abbott Government, we also discuss why emerging markets seem to lurch form crisis to crisis and we discuss The Great War and how artists and intellectuals responded at the time.
Counterpoint - 2014-04-14
Today we discuss the problem with Maria and also find out why Jobbik is on the rise. We discuss the Chinese economic stimulus package and then decide if Putin is a striker or more prone to scoring own goals.
Counterpoint - 2014-04-07
Today we discuss the mystery of flight MH370 and find out what it has to do with Anwar Ibrahim. We also discuss the economic future of Myanmar and we find out whether Britannia is about to rule the waves in Asia.
Counterpoint - 2014-03-31
Today we find out who the contenders are and the major issues for the Indian election. We also discuss a new trade deal in South America and we wonder why we never give ourselves time to reflect.
Counterpoint - 2014-03-24
Today we are looking to the north and Indonesia as a foreign policy actor; to the east and to Russia and Putin and his Eurasian Economic Union and the west and Africa and Australia's growing involvement in the continent.
Counterpoint - 2014-03-17
Today we discuss the growing tensions between the new government and the union movement, we find if diplomacy really works and if doesn't why not and then we find out whether the war of words between Russia and the US over Ukraine will have a...
Counterpoint - 2014-03-10
Today we discuss the role Russian President Vladimir Putin in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the Crimea and whether or not Mein Kampf will published in Germany. We also find out why China has become increasingly difficult to govern and we discover...
Counterpoint - 2014-03-03
Today we discuss the UN report on North Korea and discuss peace talks between the Taliban and Pakistan and why Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has disappointed America. We also find out whether the protests that have erupted in various countries...
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