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Behind The News: 8/06/2010
8/06/2010
ABC  |  June 8, 2010

BLOCKADES

Israel's attack on a convoy of ships trying to beat the blockade of Gaza is the big story of the week. BTN examines the reasons behind blockades...how do they work and why do countries impose them? [Sarah]

SOUTH AFRICA

One country that knows a thing or two about economic blockades is South Africa - regarded by the international community as a pariah state during the apartheid era. Now it's about to host he soccer World Cup. BTN profiles the host nation... its recent history and how it's preparing to host this huge event. We also check out the Socceroos and how they've been running football clinics for local kids. [Kirsty]

TOURISM ADS

Australia has just launched its latest tourism campaign - There's Nothing Like Australia. It will cost 150 million dollars and already the critics are lining up. It seems nearly every country has a tourism campaign at some stage, so what sort of thinking goes into them - and do they work? [Nathan]

UV MUSHROOMS

Australians don't get enough Vitamin D. Fifty per cent of the population don't have enough Vitamin D for 50 per cent of the year . The solution could lie in the mushroom. Researchers have been giving mushrooms brief blasts of UV light that's boosting their Vitamin D content to around 100% of the daily recommended intake. [Kirsty]

YOUNG UMPIRES

While there have been many champion Indigenous AFL players, there's only ever been one umpire, and that was back in the '80s. BTN looks at an AFL umpiring school with a difference - the graduates are all young indigenous women! [Sarah]

BLOCKADES

Israel's attack on a convoy of ships trying to beat the blockade of Gaza is the big story of the week. BTN examines the reasons behind blockades...how do they work and why do countries impose them? [Sarah]

SOUTH AFRICA

One country that knows a thing or two about economic blockades is South Africa - regarded by the international community as a pariah state during the apartheid era. Now it's about to host he soccer World Cup. BTN profiles the host nation... its recent history and how it's preparing to host this huge event. We also check out the Socceroos and how they've been running football clinics for local kids. [Kirsty]

TOURISM ADS

Australia has just launched its latest tourism campaign - There's Nothing Like Australia. It will cost 150 million dollars and already the critics are lining up. It seems nearly every country has a tourism campaign at some stage, so what sort of thinking goes into them - and do they work? [Nathan]

UV MUSHROOMS

Australians don't get enough Vitamin D. Fifty per cent of the population don't have enough Vitamin D for 50 per cent of the year . The solution could lie in the mushroom. Researchers have been giving mushrooms brief blasts of UV light that's boosting their Vitamin D content to around 100% of the daily recommended intake. [Kirsty]

YOUNG UMPIRES

While there have been many champion Indigenous AFL players, there's only ever been one umpire, and that was back in the '80s. BTN looks at an AFL umpiring school with a difference - the graduates are all young indigenous women! [Sarah]

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