The massive protests of the 1970s are gone, but university life is still a roller-coaster ride and students are more concerned about what they are going to do when they leave. Set against the backdrop of changing university life and student aspirations, this episode revolves around funding, which has become a major issue for both universities and students. Just how does it affect today's staff and students?
Studio interview program getting behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Peter Singer.
Peter Singer talks about his first encounter with the vegetarian diet and the ethics behinnd
This clip is a good discussion starter and argues that developed nations may be less impacted by global warming than other natio
This short clip explains the natural and man made causes of global warming. It includes an explanation of the Greenhouse Effect
This clip highlights a few recent weather disasters that have been blamed in part on global warming. This clip forms a good disc
Looks at climate change brought about by global warming, and considers what the situation will be in 2050, and what can be done about it.
Bitterly, John recalls his adolescence, and a Jewish summer camp at which he was mortifyingly rebuffed by a love interest. Still not over it, dejected John seeks solace again in Henry Makow's book on Asian love. Makow claims that Asian women judge a man by his heart, not by his looks. John is heartened by this tidbit. To check if it's true, he dons an elephant man costume and jets off to Thailand to see if his luck in love will improve outside of Jewtown 3183.
From 1938 to 1974 thousands of British children arrived at Fairbridge Farm School in Australia. Physical and sexual abuse was not uncommon. Loneliness was rife. Food was often inedible. The standard of education was appalling.
Following on from the success of the award-winning ABC television series Choir Of Hard Knocks, choirmaster Jonathon Welch is on a mission. He believes music can change lives and he's out to prove it. This four-part series is a journey of participation and transformation in an unfamiliar world and humanises those on the inside. In an unprecedented move, Corrections Victoria has allowed Jonathon to begin a choir inside Tarrengower Prison, a low security women's prison in regional Victoria. It's the first time a documentary series has been filmed in a Victorian prison. The prison and Jonathon share an objective: to restore the prisoners' self-esteem and improve their rehabilitative prospects. But can Jonathon's song and dance routines have any lasting effect on these women?
An investigation of our most basic emotions - Anger, Happiness and Fear. Examines the primitive forces that drive us to acts of creative inspiration, passion, even murder. It's a fascinating scientific journey that takes us from the evolutionary origins of our emotions in primates to the neurobiological pathways that drive road rage, addiction, compassion and uncontrollable phobias.
"Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?" It's this quote from T. S. Eliot that inspired Andrew Denton to seek out prominent elders of our tribe, each over 65, to see what they had learnt from life so far. Series two of Elders With Andrew Denton begins with Alan Alda. At 69, many of us would be slowing down in preparation for our seventh decade, but not Alan. In that year he was nominated for an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, and published a best-seller.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson speaks with one of the greatest ballet dancers in a generation, Darcey Bussell. Many girls have been told they weren't cut out for dance but Bussell's sublime gift and steely determination saw her become the youngest-ever Principal Ballerina of Britain's Royal Ballet.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Kev Carmody.
Join Pria Viswalingam for the new six-part documentary series, Decadence, as he considers whether we are now completely bogged down in a mire of meaningless self-indulgence, and whether we do really need iPods, plasma screen TVs, Brazilian waxes and self-navigating 4WDs to achieve happiness. He asks if family incomes have never been higher in the western world, property values are soaring, if conspicuous consumption and material wealth have never been so evident, why are we so unhappy?
Raised in Australia with a German father and a Samoan mother, Vincent Heimann explores his cultural background by interweaving archival footage, animation, and anthropological studies, with his family's story about their arrival in Australia.
In the two-part documentary, Hardcore Profits award-winning British filmmaker, Tim Samuels explores the rising pervasiveness of pornography, discovering how new technology is changing porn, and questions porn films' reluctance to portray safe sex on screen. In Episode 1 Samuels explores how in the 21st century, pornography has never been more profitable or more pervasive. He sees how pornography is now piped into people's lives via new technologies and how this is creating powerful new revenue streams for supposedly 'family friendly' mobile phone and credit card companies.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? Internationally successful Australian comedian and all round nice guy Lawrence Leung sets off on the adventures of a lifetime as he tries - in real life - to achieve the dreams he had for himself as a child. Lawrence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure is an imaginative documentary/comedy/adventure series where the innocence of childhood ambition clashes with the realities of adulthood resulting in unexpected consequences that are hair-raising, heart-warming and hilarious.
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