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Life Matters

ABC (Australia)

It is a unique daily interview program about social change and day-to-day life. Natasha Mitchell talks with the main people behind our social policies—from workplace reform to education, health, family relationships, and social change. Specialist producers monitor developments in these fields to bring you the most up-to-date information, as well as personal stories which will move and inspire you.

It is a unique daily interview program about social change and day-to-day life. Natasha Mitchell talks with the main people behind our social policies—from workplace reform to education, health, family relationships, and social change. Specialist producers monitor developments in these fields to bring you the most up-to-date information, as well as personal stories which will move and inspire you.
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Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

It is a unique daily interview program about social change and day-to-day life. Natasha Mitchell talks with the main people behind our social policies—from workplace reform to education, health, family relationships, and social change. Specialist producers monitor developments in these fields to bring you the most up-to-date information, as well as personal stories which will move and inspire you.

Language:

English

Contact:

Life Matters GPO Box 9994 Sydney, NSW Australia 2001 (02) 8333 1430


Episodes

Special episode: a peek inside the Bureau of Meteorology

8/13/2018
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Whatever the Weather: inside the Bureau of Meteorology.

Duration:00:53:44

Weather and mood, horse therapy and reflections from nature

8/12/2018
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Whatever the Weather: mood. Horses inspiring humans. Greg French: reflections from the natural world.

Duration:00:53:30

Best of Life Matters: Consumer laws, hidden wonders of commuting, dealing with a life-altering illness, open water swimming

8/11/2018
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Calls for Australia’s consumer laws to be tweaked to clamp down on misleading claims and unsafe products, study shows the hidden wonders that can be experienced in your daily commute, how one family has dealt with a life-altering diagnosis and the frosty delights of open water swimming in winter.

Duration:00:53:51

Love in the shearing shed, supporting friends through illness and the singing coal miner

8/9/2018
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Love in a shearing shed. Talkback: Baker and the Beast episode 5 - reflections. The Little Things: coal miner by day, musical theatre performer by night.

Duration:00:53:57

Caring for a friend with a life-altering illness, commuting with meaning and open-water swimming all year

8/8/2018
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Baker and the Beast episode 4: practical help and care. How commuting transforms us. Open water swimming all year round.

Duration:00:53:46

Consumer safety protections, caring for a loved one and live crowdfunding

8/7/2018
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Bigger fines and better safety protections: do our consumer laws need a tweak? Baker and the Beast episode 3: The impact on family. What is live crowdfunding?

Duration:00:53:55

Social robots helping us connect, living with a life-altering illness, the Backtrack Boys

8/6/2018
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Social robots to be part of our daily lives? Baker and the Beast episode 2: the new normal. Backtrack Boys: documentary celebrates innovative program for at risk youth.

Duration:00:54:25

Cath Baker's life altering diagnosis, finding home and the benefits of community choirs

8/5/2018
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Baker and the Beast episode 1: how to break bad news. Life in 500 Words: falling in love with Australia. Community choirs helping people connect.

Duration:00:54:01

Best of Life Matters: Looking after tradies, Happily Never After, cultural connections for Indigenous kids, personality tests

8/4/2018
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Getting tradies to care for their bodies as well as they look after their tools, one fateful day in the newsroom prompts Jill Stark to tackle a life time of anxiety, examining the validity of personality tests, and how one service is helping troubled Indigenous kids to navigate the legal system and make connections with elders and Aboriginal community members.

Duration:00:53:57

Dowry abuse in Australia, Sisonke Msimang on exile and taking on sexist bosses

8/2/2018
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Dowry abuse in Australia. Sisonke Msimang: Finding home as a child of exile. Modern Dilemma: trying to change your partner for your boss's sake.

Duration:00:54:26

Better drug rehab, tradie health, playing pool for empowerment

8/1/2018
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Making it easier to give up drugs for good. No tradies, being in pain is not part of your job! The Moth: Elizabeth Gray.

Duration:00:54:27

Sex in long term relationships, male midwife and alkaline diet

7/31/2018
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Talkback: What helps and hinders sex in long-term relationships. The Little Things: being a male midwife. Burning Question: can you benefit from an alkaline diet?

Duration:00:54:27

Migraines, legal advice for indigenous youth and personality tests

7/30/2018
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The cure migraine sufferers have been waiting for? Youth legal service aims to stop the cycle of incarceration for Aboriginal Australians. Why do we like personality tests so much? The Little Things: women in music.

Duration:00:54:26

Building ties between schools and industry, Happy Never After and the tenth Gay Games

7/29/2018
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Improving links between schools and industry. Jill Stark: when having it all just isn't enough . A history of the Gay Games.

Duration:00:54:27

Best of Life Matters: Bob Murphy unveiled, the dangers of fragrance, one teacher changes it all, and walking towards self discovery

7/28/2018
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Former Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy exposes his leather soul, why artificial fragrances and essential oils are damaging some people's lives, how one teacher changed a student's destiny, and finding out why walking the length of the UK was many steps towards self awareness.

Duration:00:53:56

YA fiction from disaster zones, Bob Murphy reflects, and giving feedback to boring friends

7/26/2018
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Zoe Daniel: children in disaster zones. Leather Soul: Bob Murphy on life and football. Modern Dilemma: friends with a boring writer.

Duration:00:54:26

Helping communities come together, good teachers and street parties

7/25/2018
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Talkback: connecting communities with good karma. Life in 500 Words: giving thanks for a good teacher. The Fitzroy Diaries part 8: The street party.

Duration:00:54:07

Drug-impaired drivers, the insights that come long distance walking and The Fitzroy Diaries continue

7/24/2018
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Digital devices and drugs: two growing problems behind Australian road deaths. A life-changing trek across the UK. The Fitzroy Diaries part 7: The incident.

Duration:00:54:07

Dealing with bad PMS, self-driven workforces, girls in footy and Fitzroy Diaries

7/23/2018
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Am I crazy or is my PMS worse than yours? Do you feel driven at work? The Little Things: one of the only girls on the field. The Fitzroy Diaries part 6: Worse things happen at sea.

Duration:00:53:45

Mental health in the bush, the hidden dangers of scent, Fitzroy Diaries

7/22/2018
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Rural Australia and mental health: why do country people find it hard to ask for help? What we don't know about our perfumes and scented candles. The Fitzroy Diaries part 5: The gorgeous, noisy shambles of it all.

Duration:00:54:22