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Behind The News: 28/02/2012
28/02/2012
ABC  |  February 27, 2012

TONGUE TIED

Have you ever seen a politician refuse to give a straight-forward answer in an interview? It can be really frustrating to watch. So why don't they just say exactly what they're thinking? Well it's not just the politicians who should take the blame for this... the media plays a big part too.

SCHOOL FUNDING

We all know that schools and reports go hand in hand. Last week the government got its own school report looking at how it funds education in Australia. The marks weren't that good. It said heaps more needs to be spent on schools and there needs to be a better way of deciding who gets what. So how are schools funded?

BAT MAN

We meet a blind man who uses bat-like sonar skills to be able to 'see'. By making clicking sounds he's able to build up a picture of what's in front of him. He's become so good at it that he's holding a series of workshops with blind Australian students to improve their skills.

MOVIE SOUNDS

We're rolling out the red carpet and getting ready for Oscars night. But we're not doing a story about the actors... or the directors... or the wonderful camera-work. We're going to take a close look at how sound-effects are made for movies.

ARCHERY KIDS

For many years bows and arrows were the weapons of choice for a King's army. They were used a lot in hunting too. And the weapon was made legendary by the stories of Robin Hood. But today archery is more commonly seen as a popular sport... although the bow and arrow have changed quite a bit.

TONGUE TIED

Have you ever seen a politician refuse to give a straight-forward answer in an interview? It can be really frustrating to watch. So why don't they just say exactly what they're thinking? Well it's not just the politicians who should take the blame for this... the media plays a big part too.

SCHOOL FUNDING

We all know that schools and reports go hand in hand. Last week the government got its own school report looking at how it funds education in Australia. The marks weren't that good. It said heaps more needs to be spent on schools and there needs to be a better way of deciding who gets what. So how are schools funded?

BAT MAN

We meet a blind man who uses bat-like sonar skills to be able to 'see'. By making clicking sounds he's able to build up a picture of what's in front of him. He's become so good at it that he's holding a series of workshops with blind Australian students to improve their skills.

MOVIE SOUNDS

We're rolling out the red carpet and getting ready for Oscars night. But we're not doing a story about the actors... or the directors... or the wonderful camera-work. We're going to take a close look at how sound-effects are made for movies.

ARCHERY KIDS

For many years bows and arrows were the weapons of choice for a King's army. They were used a lot in hunting too. And the weapon was made legendary by the stories of Robin Hood. But today archery is more commonly seen as a popular sport... although the bow and arrow have changed quite a bit.

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