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Behind the News: March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019
ABC Me  |  March 26, 2019

Cyclones
Some powerful cyclones have hit different parts of the world in the past few weeks. In Northern Queensland Cyclone Trevor did a lot of damage and in Mozambique a deadly storm named Idai has caused devastation. BTN looks at just what a cyclone is and how we measure their destructive power.

Brexit Deadline
Things are pretty tense in the UK at the moment as the clock ticks towards the deadline for Brexit. March 29 is the date that’s been set for Britain to leave the European Union, but this week the UK’s prime minister asked the EU for an extension. Martin gives us a reminder of just what “Brexit” is and why it’s been giving him and other Brits a bit of anxiety.

Holi Festival
Last week Hindu people in Australia and around the world celebrated Holi. We got a group of school kids to tell us more about this colourful festival and about their religion.

Antarctic Special - Part 3: Antarctic Animals
In the final of our three-part Antarctica special Emma finds out more about some of the interesting animals that call the Antarctic circle home and how humans may be affecting them.

Antarctica Q&A
While she was in Antarctica, Emma asked a group of experts to answer questions that some kids had about the icy continent and the people and animals that live there. We’ll show you a selection of their questions and answers.

Cyclones
Some powerful cyclones have hit different parts of the world in the past few weeks. In Northern Queensland Cyclone Trevor did a lot of damage and in Mozambique a deadly storm named Idai has caused devastation. BTN looks at just what a cyclone is and how we measure their destructive power.

Brexit Deadline
Things are pretty tense in the UK at the moment as the clock ticks towards the deadline for Brexit. March 29 is the date that’s been set for Britain to leave the European Union, but this week the UK’s prime minister asked the EU for an extension. Martin gives us a reminder of just what “Brexit” is and why it’s been giving him and other Brits a bit of anxiety.

Holi Festival
Last week Hindu people in Australia and around the world celebrated Holi. We got a group of school kids to tell us more about this colourful festival and about their religion.

Antarctic Special - Part 3: Antarctic Animals
In the final of our three-part Antarctica special Emma finds out more about some of the interesting animals that call the Antarctic circle home and how humans may be affecting them.

Antarctica Q&A
While she was in Antarctica, Emma asked a group of experts to answer questions that some kids had about the icy continent and the people and animals that live there. We’ll show you a selection of their questions and answers.

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June 18, 2019

Press Freedom Recently there's been a lot of talk in the media about the media! Earlier this month the house of a News Corp journalist and the offices of the ABC were raided by the Australia Federal Police. They were investigating possible crimes that they said were committed when people gave secret information to journalists. But some say the raids are a bad thing for freedom of the press. We look at what press freedom is, why it's important and why its sometimes controversial. Aboriginal Flag Debate Last week there was some debate about the Aboriginal flag and who should be able to use it. It came after the AFL and several companies were asked to stop selling clothing with the flag on it. We look at the history of the flag and who has the right to sell its image and why. Refugee Week Thursday is World Refugee Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the millions of people who have to leave their homes because of war, persecution or disaster. We find out more about what it means to be a refugee and meet a family who came to Australia as refugees. Gender and Sport A female footy player in South Australia has been given a six-week ban after she filled in a local men's team. It got many asking whether women should be allowed to compete alongside men in Aussie Rules and other games. Bigfoot Last week there was big news about ... Bigfoot! For decades there have been stories about the famous hairy creature, and some swear they've seen it roaming around forests in the US. But last week Bigfoot was dealt a big blow when the FBI released new information about its own hunt for Sasquatch. We find out more about Bigfoot and some other mythical creatures around the world.

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June 11, 2019

Interest Rates Last week Australia's interest rates were brought to an all-time low by the Reserve Bank. While that might not sound that interesting, it's something that could affect all of Australia. We find out why interest rates are so important and why the Reserve Bank thinks carefully before changing them. Tiananmen Square Anniversary Last week people around the world have marked the anniversary of a tragic event that happened in China 30 years ago. It's known as the Tiananmen Square massacre. But while it's famous in many countries, like Australia, the events of June 4, 1989, aren't talked about much by people in China. We find out more about what happened in Tiananmen Square and how it's remembered by Chinese people. Meditation We find out about a plan to make school a little more relaxing! In the last budget the government put money towards a program that teaches kids mindfulness and meditation. It's an ancient practice that, according to some experts, can have a big effect on your mental health. Camel Cuddles As far as pets go, camels might seem an unusual choice, but one family in Ipswich says their domestic dromedary is a great companion. They're encouraging other Aussies to adopt camels as a way of fighting Australia's feral pest problem. We find out more about Australia's wild camels and whether they could find a place in farmer's paddocks. Icy Adventure We meet two brothers, Monty and Ziggy, who have just come back from an epic overseas challenge. They set out to cross-country ski across the Arctic, even though they'd never skied before!

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