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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

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


Democracy in Myanmar, is China running out of patience with Hong Kong and the worrying rise in global massacres

7/17/2017
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Soapbox: Wedding madness. Is China losing patience with one country-two systems? Just how democratic is the "new" Myanmar. Worrying trend: Upsurge in massacres.

Duration: 00:53:51


RAMSI ends, Counterterrorism funding, vocational training rorts and fighting cancer via epigenetics

7/10/2017
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Soapbox: The magic bullet. Hard lesson: Fixing our VET sector. Counterterrorism: Are we spending wisely? Epigenetics: a major key in beating cancer. RAMSI and our role in failing countries.

Duration: 00:53:51


The skinny on interest rates, Russia's power - or lack of it, cyber attacks and the magic lantern

7/3/2017
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Soapbox: The bright side of life. Do we overestimate Russia's power? Rates on the way up: Ex RBA board member. Are we powerless against ransomware? Throwing new light on "The Magic Lantern".

Duration: 00:53:51


Drugs used to restrain, Britain cracking up and an Israeli take on the 6 day war

6/26/2017
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Soapbox: Sniffing and sunnies. In the dark: Our use of chemical restraints. Is the UK in the midst of a breakdown? The 6 Day War: An Israeli perspective. Popularism: A flash in the pan?

Duration: 00:53:51


Down on democracy, anti politics, ancient DNA and shameful anniversary: 50 years of aggression

6/19/2017
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Soapbox: Service please! We're anti politics and down on democracy. The secrets revealed by ancient DNA. Finding answers to 50 years of aggression.

Duration: 00:47:39


Ending heart disease, Counter terrorism update, Australia's reluctance on the Belt and Road and banning fraternities

6/12/2017
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Counter terrorism: Are we getting it right? Heart disease cure: One step closer? Is the party over? Call to ban US fraternities. Australia's reluctance on China's Belt and Road.

Duration: 00:53:51


Indonesia: the next Syria? House prices: correction or catastrophe? and not all doom and gloom for the Great Barrier Reef

6/5/2017
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Soapbox: Take all and do nothing. Will Indonesia become the next Syria? A Glimmer of hope for the Great Barrier Reef. Correction or catastrophe: When house prices fall.

Duration: 00:53:51


Asia and the genome revolution, Indonesia, politics and radical Islam and can we avert a looming Australian power crisis?

5/29/2017
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Soapbox: No doubt? Is democracy-based tolerance in Indonesia at an end? Asia: leading the world in the genomic race. Big battle: politics and the "sensible middle". Let there be light: the power crisis we can avoid.

Duration: 00:53:51


Korean sunshine, the anti-anti Trump movement and why it isn't bad to be sad

5/22/2017
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New political phenomena: Anti-anti Trump. Get Down: Why it can be good to be sad. Can Moon produce Korean sunshine? Soapbox: The "me too" brigade.

Duration: 00:53:51


Getting happy, private health in public hospitals and healing the ozone layer with aerosols?

5/15/2017
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Soapbox: Are we becoming a nation of whingers? Can an aerosol save the ozone layer? On the rise: Private health in public hospital. Happiness and how to get it.

Duration: 00:53:51


Is the US losing its superpower mojo? The next Korean war and online dross

5/8/2017
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Soapbox: Conspicuous Compassion. The wane of America's superpower mojo. Awash with dross: Online misinformation. One Belt, One Road: Did China get it right? A new Korean War: Is it inevitable?

Duration: 00:53:51

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