Ian Dunt canvasses the important election in Northern Ireland this week, where it's expected Sinn Fein will prevail. India is suffering under a heatwave and blackouts and looking to coal for the solution. And colourful and poignant tales of hanging executions in colonial NSW.
Tags: society & culture, news & politics
Kimberly Atkins Stohr's America; Louisa Lim on defiance in Hong Kong; Reviewing book reviews May 3, 2022
A leaked draft reveals that the US Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights; A deeply personal look at the past, present and future of Hong Kong; Plus a review of a book about book reviewers.
Laura Tingle's Election, could the Marcos's return to power and the true story of Calamity Jane May 2, 2022
How will the election play out in Queensland? The Marcos family on the cusp of regaining power in Philippines and the true story of Calamity Jane.
David Runciman and Faith Gordon on why young voters matter. And the worldwide race against time to preserve and store Ukraine's cultural artefacts and library materials.
Tess Newton-Cain explains the significance of security treaty with China for the Solomon Islands, we find out what is behind recent riots in Sweden and how did the history of the Persian Empire get rewritten by the Greeks.
Laura Tingle's election 2022, Bruce Shapiro's America and 1851: a turning point for Charles Dickens April 26, 2022
Laura Tingle teams up with Dr Martin Drum in Fremantle to bring us the latest from the election campaign. Then Bruce Shapiro on Elon Musk's Twitter bid and the battle between Disney and Florida's governor Ron DeSantis. Plus, 1851 was a year that changed the world and it had a …
Ian Dunt's UK and two Indigenous astrophysicists explain the skies through their eyes April 21, 2022
Ian Dunt reports on Boris Johnson's police fines and their new Rwanda solution and Indigenous astrophysicists Karlie Noon and Krystal de Napoli explain the connections between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental and cultural practices and the behaviour of the stars.
Bruce Shapiro on the latest challenges for President Biden - gun violence, climate policy and mask mandates. And Rick Morton, Bridie Jabour and Farz Edraki recount stories from their childhoods spent in country Australia and how they influenced them to become the journalists and writers they are today.
Canberra update, UN Security Council hamstrung on Ukraine and the life of dancer Philippa Cullen. April 19, 2022
Laura Tingle and Alex Johnston discuss the latest in the election campaign, plus we take a look at the role and limitations of the UN Security Council in the war in Ukraine, and the life of the pioneering Australian dancer Philippa Cullen.
Three international climate activists making it real and Julian Assange's father John Shipton April 18, 2022
Three women from Uganda, Bangladesh/Britain and Australia are striving to bring the voices of those most affected by the climate crisis to the front and centre. And John Shipton, Julian Assange's father, marks three years of Julian being held in custody, and talks about a new documentary called Ithaka.
Why humans need to make less noise and listen more April 14, 2022
David George Haskell has spent a lot of time listening to nature. He believes that we can learn a lot about evolution by listening to the noises that all living creatures make. But he is worried that humans are now dominating the soundscape which will have a devastating affect on …
Indigenous news with Sarah Collard, Bill Browder on Magnitsky and Thomas Halliday on Otherlands April 13, 2022
Sarah Collard looks at the Indigenous rates of electoral enrolment, Bill Browder talks about how the Magnitsky Acts around the world are working to sanction individual Russians and paleobiologist Thomas Halliday takes us back in time to some ancient landscapes.
The US grapples with its historic opposition to the International Criminal Court, people are dying in line for fuel during Sri Lanka's worst economic crisis and a re-purposed mine raises questions about the carbon costs of cryptocurrencies.
Laura Tingle's Canberra, Satyajit Das on the impact of China on our economy and just who are the digital nomads? April 11, 2022
Laura Tingle looks at day one of the Election 2022 campaign, Satyajit Das on the impact of China on our economy and why there's been a worldwide shift in attitude to nomads - especially ones with digital skills from affluent countries.
The Integrity Commission we need, and the extraordinary Sassoon family who made a fortune in India and China April 7, 2022
A new book outlines the various steps we need to take to make our democracy more robust, including a strong Integrity Commission. And the success and extravagance of the Sassoon dynasty, whose founders left Baghdad and moved to India in the 19th century.
Ian Dunt on all the latest news from the UK, Sally Hayden on the deadly refugee business in Libya and Jon Faine on the the true story of siblings, Apollo and Thelma.
Bruce Shapiro's America, French elections and journalist turned academic Emma Jane reflects on her traumatic childhood April 5, 2022
America has two historic wins, with Amazon workers in New York voting to form a union and a long overdue anti-lynching law being passed. As the French elections loom, has Emmanuel Macron done enough to remain President of the Republic? And journalist turned academic Emma Jane joins Phillip to discuss …
Laura Tingle's Canberra, could we see a Jose Ramos-Horta comeback in Timor Leste? And the history of the Communist Party of Australia April 4, 2022
Laura Tingle unpacks the political punch of Budget 2022, can former President Jose Ramos-Horta make a comeback in Timor Leste? And we delve into the history of the Communist Party in Australia.
A defence of the ABC and a history of art censorship March 31, 2022
Patrick Mullins and Matthew Ricketson discuss whether the current criticism of the ABC is warranted and how it compares to other times in its history? Art historian Farah Nayeri analyses how the censorship of art is changing in the age of social media.
The Solomons are considering a security agreement with China; a panel discussion about what it says about Australia's relationship with the region. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has only been in public life for five years, but has already made an impact on Washington. What was the secret to her meteoric rise?