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Counterpoint tackles key social, economic and cultural issues in Australian life, challenging assumptions and giving voice to new and seldom-heard commentators.

Counterpoint tackles key social, economic and cultural issues in Australian life, challenging assumptions and giving voice to new and seldom-heard commentators.
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Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

Counterpoint tackles key social, economic and cultural issues in Australian life, challenging assumptions and giving voice to new and seldom-heard commentators.

Language:

English

Contact:

Counterpoint ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 (02) 8333 5116


Episodes

April 16 2018

4/16/2018
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Why we need to talk about Australia's foreign policy, loneliness can be silent and invisible, the Worgl experiment, and why characters that flood our bedtime stories are boys.

Duration:00:53:51

April 9 2018

4/9/2018
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Why President Vladimir Putin has started thinking about his legacy, the ethical questions behind the cricket saga, and how a prisoner changed her sentence into an opportunity to change her life.

Duration:00:53:51

April 2 2018

4/2/2018
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The legacy of the civil rights movement, why world leaders are popular today, the problem with angry people, and ethical dairy farming.

Duration:00:51:53

March 26 2018

3/26/2018
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Emperor Xi. China's changing urban communities . Soapbox: Special deals for Catholic schools. Tiger mums and the growing gap in education.

Duration:00:53:51

March 19 2018

3/19/2018
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Droughts are going to get worse, dealing with guilt and shame, mosquitoes avoid serial swatters, the 30 polls dilemma for Malcolm Turnbull, and sailing from Australia to Japan.

Duration:00:53:51

March 12 2018

3/12/2018
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Birds may hold some of the keys to a better future for all of us, do workplaces have a right to forbid office romances, the folly of Question Time, and is lying a necessary part of life?

Duration:00:53:51

March 5 2018

3/5/2018
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The Toxic State of Public Discourse, are our smart devices making us dumb, and the Museum of Selfies.

Duration:00:52:51

February 26 2018

2/26/2018
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Sri Lanka's new electoral laws, racist brands, the Grevy's zebra and our addiction to social media.

Duration:00:53:19

February 19 2018

2/19/2018
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Snakebites the silent killer, Alzheimers research, how to protect our reputation in the #Metoo world, and the Almighty God.

Duration:00:53:51

February 12 2018

2/12/2018
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The politics of water in Cape Town, identity politics and are smartphones eavesdropping our conversations?

Duration:00:53:51

Counterpoint, February 5, 2018

2/5/2018
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A new solar angle on why the world is warming . Why keeping a beat is good for the brain. Soapbox - Harry and Megan - who cares? Australian malls adapt to online . The night owl also catches the worm.

Duration:00:53:50

Counterpoint 29 January, 2018

1/29/2018
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Why voters are turning against liberal elites. Fixing knees with 3D printing. Soapbox: The madness of voting for independents. The tired old 'IT glitch' excuse .

Duration:00:53:51

January 22 2018

1/22/2018
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Dodgy Indian drugs, why we should love viruses, Hollywood celebrities, Blockchain technology, and archiving in the digital age.

Duration:00:53:51

January 15 2017

1/15/2018
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The myths of money laundering. The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters. The downside of solar energy. Get Down: Why it can be good to be sad. Soapbox: Bad drivers.

Duration:00:53:51

January 8 2017

1/8/2018
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Refugees good for the economy. Robots are not taking all our jobs. Closing the loop on e-waste. Coffee: Our bittersweet addiction. Soapbox: Are we becoming a nation of whingers?

Duration:00:53:51

January 1 2017

1/1/2018
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Going 'cold turkey' may not be the answer to addiction. Is democracy-based tolerance in Indonesia at an end? The environmental impact of electric cars. Soapbox: Gratitude.

Duration:00:53:51

25 December 2017

12/25/2017
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The 200 year old anti vaxxer movement. Emergency architects. Happiness and how to get it. Changing the seasons to suit Australia. Soapbox: Wedding madness.

Duration:00:53:51

December 18 December 2017

12/18/2017
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Racism and the American Left. Why hot desking is a bad idea. Minerals and wine. For fans, hip hop and heavy metal are more calming than aggravating. Soapbox: Queues.

Duration:00:53:51

December 11 2017

12/11/2017
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The Trump phenomenon, sensitive bullies, America's ghost towns, Double Eleven shopping, and the amazing frog app.

Duration:00:53:51

December 4 2017

12/4/2017
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Why is Christmas a big deal for everyone, the NRA and gun control, the organic food snobs, The Marrakesh Treaty, and indigenous astronomy.

Duration:00:53:51

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