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Spot on the Map - Foster, Vic02/28/15
Initially settled in 1871 for its gold mining promise, the small town of Foster in south-eastern Victoria is the gateway to many of Gippsland's natural treasures, including Wilsons Promontory National Park.
IT Support - Robots and the Uncanny Valley
What is the "Uncanny Valley" and why do robots that look like people scare us?Vanessa looks at the dual avenues of robotics still being pursued in the world of consumer electronics - androids versus non-humanoid machines.
45 and Up - Smoking Report
A new Australian study suggests that cigarettes are likely to kill two thirds of regular smokers - or 1.8 million Australian smokers.That's roughly 7% of our population.But if you quit before you turn 45, the risks radically reduce and your body can...
Speaking with Leo Sayer
Legendary star of the '70s Leo Sayer speaks with Rod about his long career in music, and his new album, "Restless Years".
Women of Empire at the Geelong Wool Museum
The Women of Empire exhibition has just opened at the National Wool Museum in Geelong, and is set to tour the world.This collection showcases the key roles of women in Australia and beyond during the world wars.
Health and Fitness - Anger and the Risk of Heart Attacks
Gordon Lynch, Professor of Physiology at the University of Melbourne, looks at an Aussie study which has confirmed that the risk of heart attack is higher after an anger outburst.
DVD Review - Boyhood and Whiplash
Film critic Rob Pemberton reviews this week's DVD releases, two of this year's Oscar-winners - "Boyhood" and "Whiplash".
Australia's Psychic Winner
Which TV characters try to do their bit for the environment?
Chrissie Amphlet's life has been honoured with a Melbourne laneway.
Spot on the Map - Kilmore, Vic
Jeanette Jain, long time resident of Kilmore chats to Tim about one of the oldest inland towns to be settled in Victoria - her home town of Kilmore.
The Laverty Art Collection
One of the most coveted collections of contemporary and Aboriginal Australian art is going on sale.Tim speaks with Head of Aboriginal Art and Senior Art Specialist at Deutscher and Hackett, Crispin Gutteridge, about the history of the Laverty...
Musician Darren Hanlon
Australian singer-songwriter Darren Hanlon is touring absolutely everywhere at the moment, but he took a little time out from his schedule to chat to us about his music, the tour and to play us a couple of his songs.
Health and Fitness - Choosing the Right Exercise
Gordon Lynch, Professor of Physiology at the University of Melbourne, this week answers a listener's question.
Speaking with the Frackman
This morning we are speaking with "accidental activist" and subject of new feature documentary "Frackman", Dayne Pratzky.From conservative pig-shooter to environmental activist, Pratzky has become a leading anti-fracking campaigner.
Are you thinking of self-publishing your book .. here's some advice!
What happens when you can no longer look after your pets -or when they're injured? Trevor explores the world of animals shelters, emergency hospitals and pounds.
Thai Street Food
Why does a renowed chef enthuse about Thai street food? What makes it so good?
They're built for safety, tranquility and traffic efficiency.So why do some towns survive being bypassed, while others don't?
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