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Counterpoint

ABC (Australia)

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

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


November 27 2017

11/27/2017
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The new Saudi prince, health tourism, why we distrust organised religion, and society's obsession with happiness.

Duration: 00:53:51


November 20 2017

11/20/2017
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Is pornography a drug? The bunny boilers, and a new scan can identify people considering suicide.

Duration: 00:28:51


November 13 2017

11/13/2017
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Fake news, the right to die a dog's death, the cult of the expert, and the relationship between politicians and journalists.

Duration: 00:53:52


November 3 2017

11/6/2017
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Bringing glamour to Russian politics, the influence of cooking shows, women vs feminism, and the Songlines exhibition.

Duration: 00:53:51


October 30 2017

10/30/2017
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Gun culture, Harvey Weinstein and the scapegoat mechanism, enterprise bargaining, and learning to live with Artificial Intelligence.

Duration: 00:53:51


October 23 2017

10/23/2017
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Power games in Indonesia, the misconceptions of money laundering, who owns the asteroids, and how music benefits children

Duration: 00:53:37


October 16 2017

10/16/2017
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Whose to blame for the Rohingya crisis, Catalan - a personal story, an economic forecast, and the story of the four seasons.

Duration: 00:53:51


Counterpoint - 2017-10-09

10/9/2017
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Racism in America, shelter for refugees, the robot revolution, and how to make better butter.

Duration: 00:53:51


Counterpoint - 2017-10-02

10/2/2017
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American Marranos, Ewaste, toppling of statues and a multicultural youth survey.

Duration: 00:53:51


Counterpoint - 2017-09-25

9/25/2017
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Crisis zones, the dark new virtual world, emergency architects and the inner authoritarian.

Duration: 00:53:52


Counterpoint: mothers who abuse their sons, don't dump on Trump, talking to strangers, rural housing prices

9/18/2017
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Mothers who sexually abuse their sons, why it's not good to dump on Trump all the time, talking to a stranger can be good for the soul, and housing unaffordability in country towns.

Duration: 00:53:52


Counterpoint: the death of expertise, future jobs, and how to write a hit

9/11/2017
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Hear how the media, social media, higher education and internet are undermining the authority of experts. Technology isn't just taking over blue-collar jobs, and the secret to writing a hit song.

Duration: 00:49:40


Counterpoint: Cholera in Yemen, China's credit squeeze, discovering new mammals

9/4/2017
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Civil triggers a cholera epidemic in Yemen, China using its reserves to pay off rising debt, and the zoologist who's discovering new mammals.

Duration: 00:53:51


Counterpoint: Google's diversity plans criticised, Hip Hop for healing, Robo Chook, Soapbox

8/28/2017
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Google's diversity program under attack, the healing powers of hip hop, the young scientists behind robo-chook, and on the buses with Soapbox.

Duration: 00:53:51


Counterpoint, August 21, 2017

8/21/2017
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Soapbox: Matches. Confronting the fear of homelessness. The long lives of trapdoor spiders. The world's loudest, craziest trumpet festival.

Duration: 00:53:52


Counterpoint August 14, 2017

8/14/2017
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Soapbox: Gratitude. The India and US relationship. Workplace monsters. The platypus. The environmental impact of electric cars.

Duration: 00:53:50


Counterpoint, August 7, 2017

8/7/2017
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Could giving a problem drinker alcohol help overcome society's issues with violence, health costs and loss of productivity and addiction. Also in this show, is rust, or an excess of iron, affecting our brains and causing Alzheimer's Disease?

Duration: 00:53:51


Anti Semitism, the language barrier for our kids and what's in a number?

7/31/2017
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Soapbox: What's the magic word? No entiendo: Our kids and languages. Where's our population strategy? The new rise of old hatred.

Duration: 00:53:51


Addicted to antibiotics, missile defence and anti-vaxxers are nothing new

7/24/2017
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Soapbox: Those pesky towel dispensers. The 200 year old anti vaxxer movement. Finding a cure for our antibiotic addiction. Do we need a missile defence system?

Duration: 00:53:52

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