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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

Soaring power prices, women in prison, kids teaching the teachers

11/13/2018
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Report finds Victoria and South Australia hit hardest by power bills. How women are affected by prison. The Kids' Conference: students teaching teachers.

Duration:00:54:34

Intergenerational care, bush medicine and game-based support for children

11/12/2018
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Calls to expand intergenerational care to help both children and the elderly. Project aims to develop roadmap for a sustainable bush medicine industry. Game based training boosts results for children with learning difficulties.

Duration:00:54:34

Queer, disabled and parenting, young people and work, dating with a chronic illness

11/11/2018
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What will help you get the job you want after year 12? Dating and illness. We've Got This: Queer, Disabled and parenting.

Duration:00:53:52

Best of: Tim Ferguson, video game philosophy, music and children's minds, parenting with a disability, hand hygiene

11/9/2018
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Doug Anthony Allstar Tim Ferguson talks of the art and science of comedy, video game philosophy, children revel in music education, having a child as a quadriplegic parent and paper towels or hand dryers?

Duration:00:54:08

Sex and the senior, music and kids and the Modern Dilemma

11/8/2018
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Sex and the senior — what does intimacy look like as you grow older? How music helps children learn. Modern Dilemma: when other people step in to discipline your child.

Duration:00:54:35

Codeine addiction, vasectomies on the rise and Tim Ferguson gives a masterclass on how to be funny

11/7/2018
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Codeine and other opioids — the questions to ask to avoid addiction. Vasectomy back in vogue as men see contraception as a shared responsibility. Tim Ferguson: juggling humour and sadness.

Duration:00:54:29

How are we affected by sports betting and should you hand dry or use a paper towel?

11/6/2018
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Talkback: what impact has sports gambling had on your life? Burning Question: paper towels or hand dryers? The Moth: Jessica Ferrari.

Duration:00:54:35

Science of sin and the Melbourne Cup

11/5/2018
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The science of sin: part 2. The Melbourne Cup: the unknown designers and craftsmen.

Duration:00:53:56

The science of sin, concern about video games, fighting to parent

11/4/2018
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The science of sin: part 1. Philosophy Espresso # 6: Video games, children and our propensity for worry. We've Got This: fighting to parent.

Duration:00:54:26

Best of: lending to family and friends, inside the test kitchen, Jeanne Little remembered, best dogs of all time

11/3/2018
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Sound advice on safely lending money to family or friends, Pamela Clarke on almost 50 years of testing recipes, Jeanne Little's showbiz life celebrated by her daughter, and the best dogs of all time. Definitely.

Duration:00:09:56

Life Matters 02.11.2018

11/1/2018
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Pregnancy discrimination at work. Keeping your data private. Modern Dilemma: nervous about love late in life.

Duration:00:54:36

Love and loans, Pamela Clark and forest bathing

10/31/2018
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Love and loans. The Moth: Stuart Webb. How many of Pamela Clark's 'Women's Weekly' birthday cakes have you made? The gentle art of forest bathing.

Duration:00:54:26

How do we clean up our noisy environments, can we keep improving our foster care system and what was it like to grow up with Jeannie Little as a mum?

10/30/2018
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It's official: noise pollution is bad for our health . Are we learning from our past foster care mistakes? Catch a Falling Star: growing up with Jeanne Little.

Duration:00:54:26

Choosing public transport, living in the moment and the best dogs of all time

10/29/2018
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Talkback: transport choices. Philosophy Espresso # 5: just live in the moment. Are these the best dogs of all time?

Duration:00:54:26

Rudeness at work, diagnosing your own cancer, parents with an intellectual disability

10/28/2018
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Reducing rudeness at work: like family therapy for you and your colleagues. The doctor who diagnosed her own cancer. We've Got This: parenting with an intellectual disability.

Duration:00:54:26

Best of: myth busting superfoods, woman of the wild, capturing ancient suburbia

10/27/2018
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'Superfoods' have no formal classification, Miriam Lancewood lives and hunts in the wild, a new series on parenting with a disability, and saving ancient suburbia one photo at a time.

Duration:00:53:56

Eating out more, the numbat task force and ... ladies first?

10/25/2018
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Why we're eating out more. How a beer-loving truckie fell in love with a rare cuddly marsupial. Life in 500 Words: discovering a passion. Modern Dilemma: should we be teaching our young boys the 'ladies first' rule?

Duration:00:53:56

Poverty in Australia, independence and life in the wilderness

10/24/2018
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Talkback: What does poverty in Australia look like and what would help turn things around? Philosophy Espresso # 4: Independence. Choosing the wild, nomadic life.

Duration:00:54:26

Examining the 'Man Box', working out what makes a superfood, looking at your life in 500 words and understanding what makes a misfit

10/23/2018
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Stuck in the 'Man Box': how traditional masculinity harms men and those around them. Burning Question: is there a standard for superfoods? Life in 500 Words: the lucky one. A round peg in a square hole. What makes a misfit?

Duration:00:54:27

Children and housing affordability stress, why we volunteer and capturing suburbia

10/22/2018
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Impact of housing affordability stress on children. Service and volunteering: giving your time for others. Saving ancient suburbia one photo at a time.

Duration:00:54:21