ABC Radio National

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20 Jun 2017

Washington Post columnist, Dana Milbank, speaks to RN Breakfast about the battle between the Donald Trump and the press, 'fake' news and the media war for the hearts and minds of Americans.

Audio program

13 Jun 2017

While women still only make up a small percentage of the overall prison population, their rate of imprisonment is rocketing.

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19 May 2017

University of South Australia behavioural economist, Michelle Baddeley, explains why we herd when making consumer decisions, and what we can miss out on when we do.

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22 Feb 2017

The fake news world isn't new, according to Robert Darnton, Professor of History and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.

The tradition can be traced back to the Byzantine empire, but its real origins can be found in early newspaper journalism in 18th century London...

Audio interview

13 Feb 2017

Some towns and areas in regional Australia are facing price rises and property shortages that are making them unaffordable for the people what want to live there. Joining us to discuss this matter is Professor Andrew Beer is Dean of Research and Innovation at the...

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12 Nov 2016

Where we might see a lovely ornamental detail on a building a burglar might see a handhold. Burglars see buildings very differently so we explore the intimate relationship between design and crime.

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22 Sep 2016

Pauline Hanson is claiming the silent majority supports her controversial call for a ban on Muslim immigration. The latest Essential poll suggests she might be right. 49% of respondents agree Muslims should not be allowed to settle in Australia, while 40 per cent believe they...

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6 Sep 2016

As the US presidential race heads into the home stretch, new polls show Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton. And the Republican nominee is hoping to close that gap even further, following the launch of his $10 million TV campaign, which is airing in...

Audio program

24 Aug 2016

Summary Gender neutral parenting and play is a big subject in Sweden. The country has recently adopted the gender neutral pronoun ‘hen’ – teachers are encouraged to say ‘good morning buddies’ instead of ‘good morning girls and boys’, and toy catalogues regularly show images...

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16 Aug 2016

Technologies are not neutral tools that emerge independently of society. According to Judy Wajcman, their design and use reflect as much as they shape the societies which invent them.

Professor Wajcman examines the way digital technologies have enabled us to complete tasks faster and...

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