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Behind The News: 11/05/2010
11/05/2010
ABC  |  May 11, 2010

Oil Spill
Barack Obama is calling it a potentially unprecedented environmental disaster. Millions of litres of oil are flowing into the Gulf of Mexico since a BP oil rig exploded and sank.... The pollution is threatening wildlife and the pristine shores of several American States. BTN looks at off shore oil drilling works... and how this accident happened. Why is an oil spill such a problem and what are the options for controlling it? [Nathan]

Greek Debt
Over the past few weeks we've seen Greece's financial woes threaten Europe's economic stability. Now a rescue package headed by Germany is underway. In exchange, Greece has to balance its budget with harsh spending cuts. BTN unravels this complex economic episode to see how a country can go broke...and why the Greek people are so angry about it [Sarah]

Graphic Novels
They used to only feature on newsagency shelves but, comic books have come a long way. Now called Graphic Novels you can find them in bookstores and even libraries. BTN looks at this action-packed medium - and the hopes that they'll get more kids hooked on reading. [Kirsty]

Snooker Champ:
Australia has a new world sporting champion... 28-y-o Neil Robertson's World Snooker triumph comes after years of struggle - when he first had a crack at the top level in the UK he couldn't even afford a waistcoat. BTN looks at the history of an activity that was once the sign of a misspent youth. [Nathan}

Tiwi Music
A special musical collaboration on Bathurst Island in the NT is breathing new life into old traditions. A musician from Sydney is helping Tiwi Islanders translate and document ancestral songs to preserve them for future generations. [Sarah}

Oil Spill
Barack Obama is calling it a potentially unprecedented environmental disaster. Millions of litres of oil are flowing into the Gulf of Mexico since a BP oil rig exploded and sank.... The pollution is threatening wildlife and the pristine shores of several American States. BTN looks at off shore oil drilling works... and how this accident happened. Why is an oil spill such a problem and what are the options for controlling it? [Nathan]

Greek Debt
Over the past few weeks we've seen Greece's financial woes threaten Europe's economic stability. Now a rescue package headed by Germany is underway. In exchange, Greece has to balance its budget with harsh spending cuts. BTN unravels this complex economic episode to see how a country can go broke...and why the Greek people are so angry about it [Sarah]

Graphic Novels
They used to only feature on newsagency shelves but, comic books have come a long way. Now called Graphic Novels you can find them in bookstores and even libraries. BTN looks at this action-packed medium - and the hopes that they'll get more kids hooked on reading. [Kirsty]

Snooker Champ:
Australia has a new world sporting champion... 28-y-o Neil Robertson's World Snooker triumph comes after years of struggle - when he first had a crack at the top level in the UK he couldn't even afford a waistcoat. BTN looks at the history of an activity that was once the sign of a misspent youth. [Nathan}

Tiwi Music
A special musical collaboration on Bathurst Island in the NT is breathing new life into old traditions. A musician from Sydney is helping Tiwi Islanders translate and document ancestral songs to preserve them for future generations. [Sarah}

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