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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

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

10/13/2018
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How can we live in a fiery 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

Volkswagen

7/14/2018
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Volkswagen and the story of its success.

Duration:00:28:56

Tax and happiness

7/7/2018
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Why are the countries with the highest taxes the happiest?

Duration:00:29:12

In the shadow of Terra Nullius, part 3: A time of hope to The Uluru Statement from the Heart

6/30/2018
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In this program we trace the story from the Tent Embassy in 1972 through to the Uluru Statement of the Heart in 2017.

Duration:00:29:07

In the shadow of Terra Nullius, part 2: Assimilation to Activism

6/23/2018
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Rear Vision traces the story of the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians — assimilation to activism.

Duration:00:29:10

In the shadow of Terra Nullius: Part 1 invisibility to survival

6/16/2018
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Rear Vision traces the story of Australia’s relationship with its indigenous people — from the time of Federation in 1901 through to the Uluru Statement in 2017.

Duration:00:29:08