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Rear Vision

ABC (Australia)

News and current affairs are instantaneous but more often than not presented in a historical vacuum. This show attempts to change this by presenting contemporary events and people in their historical context.

News and current affairs are instantaneous but more often than not presented in a historical vacuum. This show attempts to change this by presenting contemporary events and people in their historical context.
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Location:

Melbourne, Australia

Description:

News and current affairs are instantaneous but more often than not presented in a historical vacuum. This show attempts to change this by presenting contemporary events and people in their historical context.

Language:

English

Contact:

Rear Vision GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 (02) 8333 5311


Episodes

In the shadow of slavery: The Post Civil Rights Period

10/21/2017
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The recent clash between white nationalists and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia reminds us that race is and always has been an explosive political issue in the United States.

Duration: 00:28:51


African Americans and race relations in America

10/7/2017
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The recent clash between white nationalists and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia reminds us that race is and always has been an explosive political issue in the United States.

Duration: 00:28:51


The origins of racism in the US

9/23/2017
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The roots of the recent resurgence of racism in the US lie in the founding of the nation.

Duration: 00:28:51


After 12 years at the top, can Angela Merkel win a fourth term as chancellor?

9/16/2017
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In an age of uncertainty, unrest and political upsets, Rear Vision sets the scene.

Duration: 00:28:51


The Silk Road meets the One Belt One Road initiative

9/9/2017
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China under Xi Jinping, is seeking to bring together the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road through a vast network of railways, roads, pipelines, ports, and telecommunications infrastructure. The idea being to promote economic integration from China, through Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, to Europe. It’s a very ambition idea and one that harks back to the Old Silk Road routes which connected China with Central Asia and on to the Mediterranean.

Duration: 00:28:51


Bitcoin - the back story

9/2/2017
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Behind the bitcoin boom

Duration: 00:28:51


Australian Banks: How did we get here?

8/26/2017
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Political pressure is increasing on the major banks

Duration: 00:28:51


As home ownership falls further from the reach of many, Rear Visions asks, 'how has it come to this?'

8/19/2017
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Home ownership is the Great Australian Dream. Yet despite its decline consistently making front page news, many still aspire to owning their own land and castle.

Duration: 00:28:51


Venezuela in Crisis

8/12/2017
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Venezuela has suffered from months of political gridlock and economic chaos.

Duration: 00:28:51


Elections in Kenya

8/5/2017
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Kenya has repeatedly seen ethnic tension and violence around election time. Will this week's poll go ahead peacefully?

Duration: 00:28:52


Al Jazeera

7/29/2017
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Al Jazeera only came into existence in 1996 and yet it is the most influential network in the Arab world. How?

Duration: 00:28:51


Brexit and the Commonwealth revisited

7/22/2017
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Could the Commonwealth become the basis for a trade bloc similar to the European Union?

Duration: 00:28:56


High-rise living

7/15/2017
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How did high-rise fit in with evolving ideas about the city and what lessons were learned along the way?

Duration: 00:29:02


Reluctant Allies: China and North Korea

7/8/2017
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As North Korea edges closer and closer to being able to launch a nuclear weapon across the Pacific, US President Donald Trump is demanding China step up and put pressure on Pyongyang to stop its weapons program. But just how much influence does China have on the North Korean leadership? Would the kind of economic pressure President Trump wants China to apply lead to North Korea’s collapse, and what might that mean for China?

Duration: 00:28:51


The Airport: The Cities of the future

7/1/2017
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Not all airports are the same – there are some airports that are a joy to fly into and others that are a nightmare.

Duration: 00:28:51


Islam in the Philippines

6/24/2017
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The story of Islam in the Philippines.

Duration: 00:28:51


Brexit talks begin

6/17/2017
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Despite the political disarray in Britain following the recent elections, it looks like the Brexit negotiations will begin as scheduled this week.

Duration: 00:28:58


The history of plastic

6/10/2017
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The story of plastic is the story of the modern world. It's endlessly useful but an environmental headache.

Duration: 00:29:00


The history of navies

6/3/2017
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With the expansion of global trade, control of the world’s oceans and sea lanes has become increasingly important.

Duration: 00:28:51


The 1967 referendum

5/27/2017
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Voters hoped constitutional reform would allow the federal government to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians.

Duration: 00:29:06

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