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RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.

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RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.

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English


Episodes
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The Wrap: Joe Biden's presser report card, Russian-born Australians face espionage charges, the NATO Summit and do snap curfews in Alice Springs actually work?

7/12/2024
GUESTS: Frank Bongiorno, Professor of History, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University Bob Carr, Former NSW Premier and Foreign Minister

Duration:00:22:36

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History awaits England at the final of Euro 2024

7/12/2024
It’s a redemption story almost 60 years in the making. I’m talking about the quest by England’s men’s football team to win one of world football’s major trophies. We have to go back to 1966 when the Three Lions won the World Cup, but all the heartache that ensued in the years since will be put to rest if England can win the final of the European Championships when they play Spain in Berlin on Sunday night. It’s a tall order. Spain have won two of the last four Euros, and are strongly fancied to claim the title again.

Duration:00:08:04

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Joep Beving: Simple music for complex emotions

7/12/2024
Joep Beving composition doesn't demand much energy from the listener but aims to evoke an energy. He talks about finding the essence of the instrument and what his daughters think of his work.

Duration:00:13:00

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Did you know that living with mess and clutter can impact your mental health?

7/12/2024
Numerous studies show that a cluttered environment contributes to stress, anxiety and reduced productivity, and that when we're surrounded by chaos and disarray, it becomes harder to focus, and we can feel overwhelmed.GUEST: Dr Libby Sander, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Bond University, and an expert in the benefits of decluttering.

Duration:00:09:48

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Key Takeaways from the 75th NATO Summit

7/12/2024
For three days world leaders convened in Washington to discuss the war in Ukraine, air their growing concerns about China's support of Russia and many other issues. But now that the summit has come to a close, what were the key takeaways from the declaration that was today signed by the 32 nations present?

Duration:00:09:32

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Biden fights for his political future at NATO Press Conference

7/12/2024
Where does Biden stand after another series of gaffes at the NATO summit in Washington? The president held an hour long press conference which seems to have reassured some, though questions still remain about his cognitive capacity as well as his ability to beat Donald trump in November.

Duration:00:10:19

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When big tech goes bad

7/11/2024
To our regular look at the world of tech, and some big developments in the world of social media as regulators look to crack down on bad behaviour by users of dating apps.

Duration:00:06:02

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"We need supplies": doctors in Haiti say most of the health public system has been destroyed amid rampant gang violence

7/11/2024
Many children are unable to access enough food and water, while Médecins sans Frontières, reports that only two public hospitals are still functioning in the capital, Port au Prince.

Duration:00:07:55

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A gaggle of guitars on the Gold Coast

7/11/2024
How composer and musician Tim Munro is translating sunset on the beach into music.

Duration:00:14:00

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How well are we funding preventative measures to stop people from developing chronic illness?

7/11/2024
New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show $2.3 billion dollars was spent on treating type 2 diabetes in 2020-2021.

Duration:00:16:01

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Younger Australians face being worse off than their parents

7/11/2024
Unless you're super rich, or extremely poor, your parents' income doesn't determine your potential earning power. So says a new report into economic mobility from the Productivity Commission Australians have more chance at income mobility than many other nations around the world. But younger Australians are at risk of missing out.

Duration:00:08:33

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University of Melbourne faces possible investigation over protest surveillance

7/11/2024
The Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner says it’s making ‘preliminary enquiries’ into whether the University of Melbourne may have broken privacy laws by using surveillance technology to identify students involved in a sit-in during protests over the war in Gaza.

Duration:00:05:51

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Giant spider crabs gathering en masse off Coffin Bay, puzzling locals and the experts

7/11/2024
Thousands of giant spider crabs have been spotted in waters off Eyre Peninsula, near Coffin Bay, surprising locals and experts alike.

Duration:00:05:15

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Why some US democrats believe Joe Biden is still their best candidate

7/11/2024
The fallout from Joe Biden's unconvincing performance in the recent US presidential debate is intensifying with several senior democrats now urging the President to step out of the race.

Duration:00:14:01

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A critical time for the NATO alliance as world leaders meet in DC

7/10/2024
Ukraine is top of the agenda, with a commitment to help it enhance its defences against Russia. But looming large over the event is also concern over what a possible Trump presidency could mean for the long-standing alliance.

Duration:00:10:19

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A new lexicon for emotion: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

7/10/2024
American author John Koenig has written his own dictionary The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, creating and compiling new words for those moments you can't quite find the right word for.

Duration:00:17:00

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The case for a museum of political scandals and controversies

7/10/2024
Australia has a Museum of Democracy in Canberra, it’s a very popular location for school excursions and anyone who’s a bit curious about the history of politics in this country. But should we also have a museum dedicated to the darker side of politics? - To the controversies. To the events where politics and politicians didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory.

Duration:00:13:51

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Entertainment needed in Alice Springs to prevent youth violence

7/10/2024
Residents of Alice Springs are waiting to see whether a three day curfew preventing people entering the CBD after 10pm will be extended beyond tonight.

Duration:00:09:15

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How First Nations superhero ‘Condoman’ became a world leader in HIV prevention

7/10/2024
The frightening 'Grim Reaper' ads of the 1980s were widely regarded as a successful tool for public health messaging during Australia's preparation for the unfolding HIV/AIDS crisis. But the grim reaper shouldn’t take all the credit. A comic-style superhero called 'Condoman' was also on the case, specifically for indigenous Australians.

Duration:00:09:43

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Report finds one in five Australians have perpetrated sexual violence

7/10/2024
Research by the Australian Institute of Criminology has found one in five people - including one in four men - have admitted to perpetrating sexual violence since the age of 18.

Duration:00:06:00