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Download This Show is your weekly guide to the world of media, culture, and technology. From social media to gadgets, streaming services to privacy issues. Each week Marc Fennell and a team of people far smarter than him (his words, not ours) take a fun deep dive into how technology is reshaping our lives.
 
The Wantok Program is 30 minutes of news and current affairs broadcast on Radio Australia twice a day Monday to Friday in Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin, Solomon Islands Pijin and Vanuatu Bislama pidgin languages.
 
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There's a loud question echoing in Australians' minds, as the country has its belated #MeToo moment.The big question is 'why?'. What drives that behaviour?Today on The Signal, we speak to a criminologist who's followed the breadcrumbs back, in an attempt to find out: what fuels male sexual aggression?And can the answer, no matter how uncomfortable,…
 
Mata Hari - the erotic dancer was executed during World War I as one of several ‘evil female spies’. The ‘spy-mania’ at the time was influenced by the assumption that women were innately deceptive. It was also believed that women exploited the war to gain social and economic privileges that belonged previously for men only. Historian Joanne Bourke …
 
Prince Philp, the Duke of Edinburgh, had a strong connection with Australia, particularly through his association with more than 40 charities and organisations including the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for young people. The Awards challenge young Australians to achieve in four areas: voluntary service, skill, physical recreation and adv…
 
Australians are becoming increasingly intolerant in the multiple failings of the Federal Government's vaccine rollout program, including the private provider system's inefficiencies. The Chief Political Correspondent for The Conversation Michelle Grattan joins RN Breakfast to discuss the latest developments in federal politics.…
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has abandoned the government's COVID-19 vaccine rollout target saying he hopes all Australians will get their first shot by the end of the year but that it can't be guaranteed.Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly says phases 1a and 1b of the vaccine rollout will be finished by the middle of the year but many ha…
 
Australia will soon start shipping domestically produced AstraZeneca vaccines to Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste - which are both battling major outbreaks of COVID-19.It comes as the Morrison Government gives up on setting any target for our own vaccine rollout after it advised against giving Astra Zeneca to people aged under 50.…
 
Australia's Reserve Bank ratchets up its concerns about surging house prices warning that record low interest rates could encourage "excessive borrowing". And the ABC's Peter Ryan says Christine Holgate's appearance before a senate inquiry into her removal as Australia Post chief executive will be closely watched event amid claims of bullying insid…
 
After two and a half months of unrest in Myanmar, a military leader has given an unlikely interview to try and defend his comrades' actions against its own people.The Myanmar junta is believed to have killed more than 600 civilians and the military-led media tour of its capital city has produced a story that is not as favourable as they may have ho…
 
Australia will be able to source 90 per cent of its energy from renewables by the 2040s without risking major economic pain or power shortages. That's according to a new paper from the Grattan Institute, which says getting the last 10 per cent of fossil fuel reliance out of the grid will be a major challenge.…
 
Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is mired in confusion and chaos after the government's decision last week to limit the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 50. Pfizer has committed to delivering an additional 20 million doses late in 2021 - on top of the 20 million already committed - but there are other problems emerging, like the …
 
Political leaders and royal families across the world have paid tribute to Prince Philip who died last Friday, two months before his 100th birthday. Buckingham Palace has released details of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral next Saturday which includes a 30-person limit due to COVID-19 restrictions.
 
As President Biden continues pushing his $2 trillion infrastructure package, George interviews Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about the status of negotiations as Republicans and some Democrats express concerns with the proposed plan. Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker responds, discussing the GOP’s call for a narrower infrastructure bill ahead of…
 
Australia's vaccine strategy was already in trouble, but in the past few days things got worse.The AstraZeneca vaccine at the centre of our rollout is now no longer recommended for anyone under 50, while the only alternative currently in production, Pfizer, can only be made overseas.So how much trouble are we in?Today on The Signal, we give you the…
 
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