Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: Big Events

ABC Me March 13, 2019

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Some of the big stories of 2018, including the rescue of the Thai soccer team from a flooded cave, the huge drought over parts of Australia, and the Nobel Prizes.

Some of the big stories of 2018, including the rescue of the Thai soccer team from a flooded cave, the huge drought over parts of Australia, and the Nobel Prizes.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: Environment

ABC Me March 20, 2019

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This special all about the climate includes a UN Report with some worrying findings, cleaning up plastic pollution from the ocean, and one girl's mission to ban plastic straws.

This special all about the climate includes a UN Report with some worrying findings, cleaning up plastic pollution from the ocean, and one girl's mission to ban plastic straws.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: Competitive Kids

ABC Me March 6, 2019

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We check out some competitive kids in this special, including a boys' netball competition, world championship skipping, and a huge backyard skate ramp.

We check out some competitive kids in this special, including a boys' netball competition, world championship skipping, and a huge backyard skate ramp.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: February 20, 2019

ABC Me February 20, 2019

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: Space Science (2019)

ABC Me February 13, 2019

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: May 21, 2019

ABC Me May 21, 2019

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Leader Profile The election is over and Australia now knows who their prime minister is. We'll take a closer look at who they are, what their policies are, and what we might ...

Leader Profile The election is over and Australia now knows who their prime minister is. We'll take a closer look at who they are, what their policies are, and what we might expect from them over the next three years. Bob Hawke Remembered Australians from all sides of politics have paid tribute to the 23rd prime minister, Bob Hawke, who died on Thursday at the age of 89. We look back at the life and leadership of one of Australia's most colourful and celebrated politicians. Digital Footprint Lots of would-be-politicians were given a lesson during the election about checking their digital footprint! Several lost their jobs when controversial posts were made public. Experts say it's a good lesson for all of us to be aware of what we put online and how it might affect us later in life. Wesak Wesak - also known as Vesak, Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima or Buddha Day, is seen by many Buddhists to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. As part of our series on religious holidays in Australia, we ask a group of Buddhist kids about their religion and what Wesak means to them. Gibb Challenge Kids We meet a group of intrepid young cyclists who are about to take part in the Gibb Challenge. It's a 660km race through the Kimberley which raises money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Gibb Groms tell us why they're aiming to be the youngest team in the history to complete the Challenge.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: February 27, 2019

ABC Me February 27, 2019

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BtN investigates special. The Behind the News team attempt to answer the following viewer questions; Where does toilet water go? Why do people sit? and Why do we laugh?.

BtN investigates special. The Behind the News team attempt to answer the following viewer questions; Where does toilet water go? Why do people sit? and Why do we laugh?.

Trench warfare medical treatment
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Trench warfare medical treatment

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Dr Chris and Dr Xand visit a replica World War I trench and reveal how injured soldiers were treated on the front line.

Dr Chris and Dr Xand visit a replica World War I trench and reveal how injured soldiers were treated on the front line.

Shrine of Remembrance visit
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Shrine of Remembrance visit

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Tour Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance with Totally Wild to learn about the scale of Australia's involvement in World War I and the significance of the poppy.

Tour Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance with Totally Wild to learn about the scale of Australia's involvement in World War I and the significance of the poppy.

On the trail of the Queensland tiger
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On the trail of the Queensland tiger

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Duane leads us on a search for the mythical Queensland tiger! He interviews cryptozoologist Steve Rushton, who not only believes this savage predator is out there he's hot on ...

Duane leads us on a search for the mythical Queensland tiger! He interviews cryptozoologist Steve Rushton, who not only believes this savage predator is out there he's hot on the trail. There's a family who can look off their back deck and see strange animal movements from creatures not seen before, prowling the back of their property. According to Steve, people don't want to know the Queensland tiger exists and is living unseen not far away!

TEST: Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition
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TEST: Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition

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Jake Evans explains why Douglas Mawson decided to explore Antarctica, how they set out on the journey, what they did to survive, the struggles the party faced, and the ...

Jake Evans explains why Douglas Mawson decided to explore Antarctica, how they set out on the journey, what they did to survive, the struggles the party faced, and the significance of the expedition.

Howl's Moving Castle explores war and the industrial revolution
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Howl's Moving Castle explores war and the industrial revolution

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A steam train billowing smoke passes by as Sophie is seen working late sowing hats. While the other girls in the hat shop share their infatuation for the mysterious Howl, ...

A steam train billowing smoke passes by as Sophie is seen working late sowing hats. While the other girls in the hat shop share their infatuation for the mysterious Howl, Sophie continues her work unfazed by his sudden appearance. The themes of conflict and industry and is presented by the reoccurrence of warplanes and patriotism. The film was made during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, of which Hayao Miyazaki was quite outspoken.

Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition
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Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition

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Jake Evans explains why Douglas Mawson decided to explore Antarctica, how they set out on the journey, what they did to survive, the struggles the party faced, and the ...

Jake Evans explains why Douglas Mawson decided to explore Antarctica, how they set out on the journey, what they did to survive, the struggles the party faced, and the significance of the expedition.

China's One Child Policy
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China's One Child Policy

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Up until recently, China enforced a one child policy where any family that had more than one child faced severe fines and penalties. While the law sounds crazy, it still has ...

Up until recently, China enforced a one child policy where any family that had more than one child faced severe fines and penalties. While the law sounds crazy, it still has its defenders and even with the law finally being eradicated, many think things will stay the same because so many have gotten used to the idea. Find out the history behind this law and why it's been so controversial around the world.

Saying goodbye, rites of passage and history
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Saying goodbye, rites of passage and history

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Boohoo Boone asks Omri what will happen when they return home, hoping they will have moved forward in time. Little Bear tells Omri and Patrick about the traditional rite of ...

Boohoo Boone asks Omri what will happen when they return home, hoping they will have moved forward in time. Little Bear tells Omri and Patrick about the traditional rite of passage in Iroquois culture and of the concept of harmony with the world. Before leaving, Little Bear asks Omri of the plight of the Onondaga people, and Omri tells him the truth. The Onondaga are great, but it is not always great for their people.

Omri meets Little Bear of the Iroquois people
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Omri meets Little Bear of the Iroquois people

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After much trepidation, Omri and Little Bear begin to trust each other. Little bear tells Omri he is an Onondaga man of the Iroquois people from 1761, and he knows English ...

After much trepidation, Omri and Little Bear begin to trust each other. Little bear tells Omri he is an Onondaga man of the Iroquois people from 1761, and he knows English because the British used his people to fight the French. Realising the power the key and cupboard hold, Omri transforms a plastic tepee for Little Bear. Little Bear accepts the shelter, although not common to his clan. Omri decides to transform a selection of toys but quickly sees the dangers of being careless.

Life and displacement
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Life and displacement

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Omri hears his brother's rat as he searches under the floorboards for a missing key. Little Bear volunteers to retrieve the key and brave the escaped rat. Upon retrieval, Omri ...

Omri hears his brother's rat as he searches under the floorboards for a missing key. Little Bear volunteers to retrieve the key and brave the escaped rat. Upon retrieval, Omri sends for Tommy the World War I medic. While Tommy treats Boohoo's wound, Omri realises it's time to let Little Bear and Boohoo Boone return home. Before returning them, Omri tries to transform a figurine into a wife for Little Bear, but Little Bear refuses to let Omri displace her from her family and clan.

American history, massacres and remorse
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American history, massacres and remorse

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Omri and Patrick discover the cupboard is missing. Omri returns the rat ball in exchange for the cupboard, but the key is gone. Boohoo Boone argues for their future, saying ...

Omri and Patrick discover the cupboard is missing. Omri returns the rat ball in exchange for the cupboard, but the key is gone. Boohoo Boone argues for their future, saying Little Bear needs a family and that it's the dawn of a new century in his town. That night, Omri, Patrick, Little Bear and Booho Boone watch television. Little Bear becomes distressed during a program showing the massacre of Native Americans. Little Bear cares for Boohoo Boone regardless.