The Interview: Les Murray08/01/15
Les Murray is one of our great Australian poets, and has been rated by the National Trust of Australia as one of Australia's 100 Living Treasures. He's ferociously bright, a forensic observer of human behaviour, and he's led an eventful life. People...
The Ark: John Milton - Puritan, Polymath and Poet
Four hundred years ago, John Milton was born in Cheapside in London and became one of the greatest poets in post-Shakespearean England.
The Issue: Religion in state schools
Special religious education has been under fire recently, particularly in NSW. There has been a public outcry over Anglican textbooks that are said to be promoting 'dangerous' messages, like the doctrine of male headship and female submission,...
Radiotonic Special: Transcenmentalism
This guided economic mediation will harness your conscious experience, allowing you to finally become one with the most supreme being of our times.
Interview: Martin Chulov
Middle East correspondent Martin Chulov joins us to discuss IS, the war in Syria, and the dissolving borders of the Middle East.
Signpost: Luke Geary, Salvos Legal
A dating website hacked, and new liquor laws in Queensland that could mirror the lockouts in Sydney?
The Issue: Brave New World of Private Aid
The Australian government is planning to partner with private companies like Coca Cola to distribute medical aid in the Pacific. But in a region plagued with chronic health problems like diabetes and obesity, is that such a wise partnership? Four of...
The Interview: Fred E Woods
Professor Fred E Woods has made it his mission to tell the world about the Kalaupapa leprosy colony in Hawaii, and their incredible story of religious co-existence and survival.
Signpost: Quaker granny, Jo Vallentine
Jo Vallentine was one of three 'Quaker grannies' arrested for demonstrating against the US-Australia-Japan Talisman Sabre military training exercise in Australia's north.
How Can We Help?
When you see people who clearly need help, on the street or in disadvantaged communities, do you know what to do? Should you give money, food, blankets - or are there better ways to help people?
The Ark: Krishna
The most popular God of Hinduism, and the 8th avatar of Vishnu, Hinduism's highest God, Krishna famously appears as Arjuna's charioteer and counsellor in the Bhagavad-Gita.
The Interview: John Swinton on Theology and Dementia
Dementia affects more than 342,000 Australians - and many other people besides - their loved ones, their friends, and their carers. So what happens to people when they lose a sense of their selves? Can anything be done to help them reconnect with...
Signpost: Bishop Christopher Saunders
Bishop Chris Saunders, the Catholic Bishop of Broome, joins us this NAIDOC week to urge governments to listen to Aboriginal Australians, and to stop treating them with contempt.
The Issue: What is it like to be a Muslim Australian right...
At a time when the government's national security agenda is focused squarely on the Muslim community, what is it actually like to be a young Muslim in Australia? In this holy month of Ramadan, we join four young Muslims for Iftar dinner to find out.
The Interview: Lois Cook
When Aboriginal community leader Lois Cook began exploring the history of her great grandfather, she revealed a history of Indigenous massacres on the NSW North Coast.
The Issue: What is a Sacred Site?
As the Western Australia government moves to delist Aboriginal sacred sites, we ask: What is a Sacred Site, and why should we care?
The Ark: New Light on the Greek Dark Age
Rachael Kohn from RN's The Spirit of Things talks to archaeologist Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier about recent excavations on Crete and what they reveal about the heritage of the Greek Gods.
Signpost: Randa Abdel-Fattah
How do Australian Muslims feel about the uproar around the appearance on the ABC's Q & A program of young Muslim man Zaky Mallah?
The Interview: Dr Hunter Madsen
The "Homosexual Agenda". Dr Hunter Madsen, a Harvard trained social scientist (summa cum laude) has been accused, in 1987 of setting the worldwide, internationally successful and seemingly unstoppable plan for gay domination of the USA.
The Issue: Inequality Now
The divide between the rich and the poor in Australia is growing. Should we worry?
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