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Rear Vision

ABC (Australia)

News and current affairs are instantaneous but more often than not presented in a historical vacuum. This show attempts to change this by presenting contemporary events and people in their historical context.

News and current affairs are instantaneous but more often than not presented in a historical vacuum. This show attempts to change this by presenting contemporary events and people in their historical context.
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Location:

Melbourne, Australia

Description:

News and current affairs are instantaneous but more often than not presented in a historical vacuum. This show attempts to change this by presenting contemporary events and people in their historical context.

Language:

English

Contact:

Rear Vision GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 (02) 8333 5311


Episodes

The radical left in the United States: Part 2 From the growth of the Socialists and Communists in the 1930's through to today

11/24/2018
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The radical left in America rom the growth of the Socialists and Communists in the 1930's through to today.

Duration:00:29:06

The radical left in the United States: Part 1 from the utopian socialists of the 1830's through to 1930's Communists

11/17/2018
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For decades we've focused on the right of American politics – George W. Bush and the rise of the Tea Party, Bill and Hilary Clinton – who represented the corporate side of the Democratic party. While this shifted slightly with the election of the first African America President, Barack Obama - since the emergence of Donald Trump we are again obsessed by right-wing politics. But is there something on the left of US politics we’ve been missing?

Duration:00:29:05

Australia and World War I

11/10/2018
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What was Australia’s role in World War I and what happened at home during the war and after it ended?

Duration:00:29:05

'One China': its history and continuing relevance

11/3/2018
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Is it a power for peace? Or is it leading toward armed conflict in the Indo-Pacific?

Duration:00:28:46

Malaysia's political thriller

10/27/2018
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A story of corruption, bitter political rivalries and ultimately, astonishment.

Duration:00:29:04

Reassessing the narrative of universal human rights

10/20/2018
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Can a reassessment of the history of human rights help us explain current threats to personal freedoms?

Duration:00:28:57

Fire - how can we live in a fiery world?

10/13/2018
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Increasingly wildfires, bushfires and megafires are extending fire seasons around the world.

Duration:00:29:09

Sami Parliaments: The Scandinavian Model

10/6/2018
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What would a First Nation Voice to parliament look like?

Duration:00:29:08

Megacities

9/29/2018
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What features do megacities share and how do they differ?

Duration:00:29:10

The Chagos Archipelago

9/22/2018
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Stolen islands, colonial bullies and a US military base.

Duration:00:29:01

The legacy of the Global Financial Crisis

9/15/2018
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Ten years ago Lehman Brothers, one of America’s largest banks, collapsed, threatening the entire global financial system.

Duration:00:29:07

Red Marauder - A history of drought in Australia

9/8/2018
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Europeans have been living in Australia for over 200 years, and it has taken us that long to realise that drought isn't an aberration, but rather a recurring part of life on this continent. So why did it take us so long to understand the Australian landscape and its weather patterns?

Duration:00:28:57

The Red Marauder - a history of drought in Australia

9/8/2018
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White people have lived in Australia for over 200 years, yet it has taken us that long to realise that drought isn't an aberration, but rather a recurring part of life on this continent.

Duration:00:25:19

Chinese immigration to Australia

9/1/2018
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It’s 200 years since the first documented Chinese settler arrived in the fledgling Australian colonies.

Duration:00:29:03

Modern China and the legacy of the Opium Wars

8/25/2018
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The Opium Wars, between Britain and the Chinese Qing Empire resulted in the opening of china to western trade and the legalisation of opium use in China.

Duration:00:28:56

Imran Khan – from cricket pitch to politics

8/18/2018
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Can a man whose political popularity rests on his sporting success transform his country?

Duration:00:29:10

Peace: Ethiopia and Eritrea

8/11/2018
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A revolution is sweeping the Horn of Africa - not one involving guns and bombs, but rather compromise and peace. For over 20 years Ethiopia and its neighbour Eritrea have been in a state of war and conflict.

Duration:00:28:57

Working time: how the technologies of time keeping have shaped our working lives

8/4/2018
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Working time , how the technologies of time keeping have shaped our working lives from the punch clock of the 19th century to the super flexible, time tracking software of the gig economy.

Duration:00:28:58

The Pacific Ocean: The unsleeping eye of the earth

7/28/2018
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The United States of America and many other Western powers, including us here in Australia, are starting to get concerned about the growing influence of the Chinese in the Pacific Region.

Duration:00:29:07

Remembering Edward Said's Orientalism

7/21/2018
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The story of Edward Said’s book of literary and cultural criticism, Orientalism. And how it became one of the most controversial books of the 20th century .

Duration:00:28:57