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Join Jonathan Green for Sunday Extra, RN’s live Sunday morning broadcast, looking to the week ahead and also incorporating Ockham’s Razor and Background Briefing.

Join Jonathan Green for Sunday Extra, RN’s live Sunday morning broadcast, looking to the week ahead and also incorporating Ockham’s Razor and Background Briefing.
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Melbourne, VIC


Join Jonathan Green for Sunday Extra, RN’s live Sunday morning broadcast, looking to the week ahead and also incorporating Ockham’s Razor and Background Briefing.




RN Drive ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Melbourne VIC 3001


Sunday, 1 December 2019

The town with no beer. UK Christmas drowned in politics. Artificial rhino horn set to flood black market. Green energy for lazy people. 'Should have been a wedding, not a funeral'. Could airships be the cargo carriers of the future? The missing Christmas beetles. The Year that Made Me: Leni Shilton, 1988. Tweet of the week. Christmas spending and retail disruption.


Sunday 24 November, 2019

Poland's reproductive rights are impacting IVF treatment for single women. Finland's unusual customs. Bougainville referendum underway. 'It looked like every house was on fire'. From the bushfire front line. HealthLit4Kids. "No water, no us". Tiktok is under increasing scrutiny. Measles death toll in Samoa still rising. The Year that Made Me: Shirleen Campbell, 2015. The streaming wars.


Sunday, 17 November 2019

Japan's helium shortage. Rockets and retaliation in Gaza. Cancer patients in PNG forced offshore. Tackling obesity with a twist. Where to now? Parkison's disease and addiction . The Year that Made Me: Judith Curphey, 1984. Tweet of the week. How do we prepare for the bushfires of the future?


Sunday, 10 November 2019

Californian Fires. Adam Harvey visits a prison for ISIS fighters in Syria. China accused of weaponising water in Asia. The end of tobacco smoking. 04 | Why the Cold War still matters — The year no-one saw coming. Fatima Bhutto challenges America's cultural dominance. Beijing is changing, and not necessarily for the better. The Year that Made Me: Rosemary Kayess, 2003. Tweet of the Week. Government targets environment activists with changes to boycott laws.


Sunday 3 November, 2019

Britain's winter election. Bangkok's best park. Baby shark reborn. 5G rollout may threaten meteorologists' ability to predict extreme weather. Nudity, easels and the science of embodiment. 03 | Why the Cold War still matters — The fall of an empire. Kurdish women who fought ISIS are now left exposed. Fears Victoria's flesh-eating Buruli ulcer is spreading into urban areas. The Year that Made Me: Jasmine Seymour, 2018. Tweet of the week. Aged Care Royal Commission says industry diminishes...


Sunday, 27 October 2019

The Royal's visit to Pakistan. Indonesia announces plans for an international aid agency. Social and political unrest spreading in South America . Life after Earth ... for capitalists. 02 | Why the Cold War still matters — Repression and dissent. Teaching the Left to talk to evangelicals. Restoring Uluru. The Year that Made Me: Navi Pillay, 1994. Consent laws for sexual assault .


Sunday 20 October, 2019

Warfare on the Turkish border. Goodbye America. Justin Trudeau in a tight race to hold onto power in Canada. The downside of good science communication. 01 | Why the Cold War still matters — The superpower standoff. London's extinction rebellion. Advocate: The Jewish-Israeli lawyer who defends Palestinians. Backyard Bird Count. The Year that Made Me: Munjed al Muderis, 1999. Tweet of the week. Decentralised Technology and 'the age of the algorithm'.


Sunday 13 October 2019

Bulgarians divided over the case of Sydney man Jock Palfreeman . Street artists of Port Moresby. Ailing aged care system needs more nurses. The complexity of pregnancy. Are Australians aiding China's surveillance state? The 'Revolving door' for health lobbyists. America in one room. The Year that Made Me: Cynthia Banham, 1997. Tweet of the week. Stemming the flood of e-waste .


Sunday, 6 October 2019

The mob still rules in Indonesia. Inside China’s massive military parade. World Cup fever in Kamaishi, Japan . Dibblers return to their island home. New stemsation: do stem cells live up to the hype? Prepare to burn. Are we failing on personal data protection? The Year that Made Me: Eddie Woo, 2004 . Tweet of the Week. Meat, the future and the alternatives .


Sunday 29 September 2019

The People's Republic of China marks 70 years. The two sides of Beirut. Thailand's new visa troubles. Indonesia fires releasing more carbon than Australia’s annual emissions. From the lab to the patient. Beyond Grenfell: The Cladding Lottery. The Madness of Crowds . 'I wanted to make a PG feminist sports film that would make men cry'. The Year that Made Me: Briony Scott, 2016. Tweet of the week.


Sunday 22 September 2019

Paranoia in West Papua. Presiding over Kiev's tourism boom. Trudeau faces uphill battle in election campaign. The other microbiome ... Who is burning sacred objects in the outback? Preparing for natural disasters ahead in Queensland . Washington deals. The Year that Made Me: Peter Papathanasiou, 1999. Tweet of the week. The future of warfare.


Sunday 15 September 2019

Proroguing parliament. Dog's life. What is President Trump's state of mind? The secrets hidden in crystals. What happens in Surf Club... The world's longest war memorial turns 100. Darling fish. The Year that Made Me: James Dack, 1973. Drug testing.


Sunday 8 September 2019

Communist rally in Taiwan. Theatre of war. Jakarta's leafy oasis . People using drones disrupt fire fighting efforts. The case of L Ron Hubbard V Science. Who watches over our judges? Child exploitation cases complicated by technology. The desperate need for aid in the Bahamas. The Year that Made Me: Hugh Lunn, 1968. Tweet of the week. How much of the Great Barrier Reef will survive?


Sunday 1 September 2019

Covering yet another US mass shooting. Filming in a Japanese hot spring bath has its challenges. Behind the Hong Kong protests. China's patriotic youth showing support for the Motherland . Today no one got eaten. How vaping will make you free. In Praise of Walking. $100,000 in an Aldi bag: NSW Labor's donation scandal . The Year that Made Me: Michael Jensen, 1989. Tweet of the week. Pharmacy battleground.


Sunday 25 August 2019

Ukrainian surrogacy warning. Remembering Liquica. Timor Leste marks the day its people voted for independence and triggered a violent backlash. The Baltic Chain with links to Hong Kong . Where do ideas come from? Reveal: Harpooned By Facebook. Five years since the Yazidi genocide. Donald Trump isn't the first US president who has tried to buy Greenland. The Year that Made Me: Melissa Kang, 1993. Tweet of the week. Constitutional Reform.


Sunday, 18 August, 2019

Reflections on a Canadian man-hunt. Kashmir: how to report in a communications blackout . The history of human thought. John Snow and the Broad St pump. Out of jail, 2 nights to find a home. Is the NRA losing its grip on power? Journalists or spies? The Year that Made Me: Paul McDermott, 1982. Tweet of the Week. What is China going to do in Hong Kong?


Sunday 11 August, 2019

Tweet of the week. Are the US and Iran already at war? Modi moves to take back Kashmir. Pacific leaders meet amid climate emergency. Thomas Harriot: England's Galileo. The Birdman of Surry Hills. Doctor's street surgery for homeless patients . Will 'flight shame' stop jet-setting Australians taking overseas trips? The Year that Made Me: Maggie Beer, 2010. Fears of a global economic downturn.


Sunday, 4 August, 2019

The rejected children of Yazidi women raped by their I-S captors. Britain's most popular seaside town. What has Pakistan learnt from the death of Qandeel Baloch? Romancing the stars. Welfare to worse. Australia's leading philanthropist. Losing the fight against fire ants. The Year that Made Me: Rechelle Hawkes, 1987. Tweet of the week. Violence in hospitals.


Sunday, July 28 2019

Are these girls being forcibly converted? Tokyo Olympics prepare for heat effect. Beijing al fresco dining crackdown. 'Whose bones are these?' - Vatican cold case throws up new twists. The Titanic and beyond. The Pub Test: why Australia can't stop drinking. Children of ISIS. Drought making it tough for isolated children. The Year That Made Me: Mahboba Rawi, 1992. Tweet of the week. Swimmers protest.