Students learn about Olive, a nurse during World War I, by examining old letters and other material to get a better picture of what life was like back then. Whether serving as a nurse like Olive or taking over jobs men vacated back home, women played a crucial role in World War I and many of them put their lives on the line.
When people talk about climate change, it can be a bit confusing as far as what that means and what causes it. The main culprit is greenhouse gases, which occur naturally but due to human involvement, a lot more have been released. What are the consequences and how can we reverse them
When people talk about climate change, it can be a bit confusing as far as what that means and what causes it. The main culprit is greenhouse gases, which occur naturally but due to human involvement, a lot more have been released. What are the consequences and how can we reverse them?
Learn more about how Black Lives Matter protests have sparked the debate on Australia's historical monuments and statues. The end of an era for Australian TV as the country’s last two community TV stations go off-air for good. You probably know that Mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain. But how tall is it, exactly? Meet some school kids who teach us about aquaponics and show us how it can be used to produce food and help the environment. And check-in with some of the kids that BtN has spoken to during the COVID-19 pandemic who reflect on the past few months.
The Federal Government recently announced that Australia is in a recession. BtN looks at what a recession is, how it came about, and what the government is doing to try to get us out of it. Black Lives Matter protests in Australia are calling for an end to Indigenous deaths in custody and highlighting racial inequality in this country. Find out what the protests are all about. Plus, revisit some of the young Australians met in the BTN Bushfire Special to see how their families are coping since the Black Summer bushfire crisis. A waste management company has carried out a bin audit and found that more than half of all landfill waste could have been recycled or composted. Meet an Auslan interpreter to find out more about the job that they do and why it’s so important.
This is the untold story of Britain's worst foetal poisoning scandal since Thalidomide, when a group of ordinary mothers took on the establishment and won. Set in a post-industrial Northamptonshire town, the Corby Litigation Case was a landmark case with worldwide legal and medical ramifications - the first time ever that a court has recognised a link between airborne toxins and foetal development damage. At the heart of the story is a group of young mothers with children with hand and feet deformities fighting hard for answers, a ruthless local council, and tenacious human rights lawyer who took on a near-impossible 10-year battle. It is an astonishing fight for justice story often referred to as the 'British Erin Brockovich' case.
The 18th Amendment is unique: it was the first amendment to restrict the rights of citizens rather than expand them, and the only amendment ever to be repealed. It marks the beginning of the Prohibition era, an enormous national experiment of morality. As the centenary of its passage approaches, we look back on this iconic period in American history, peeling away the romantic myths and exploring the complex historical realities. A period of extraordinary tension in American history, and already the subject of countless explorations, both fictional and non-fictional, this two-hour special gives audiences a new, dynamic and entertaining perspective on the era.
This episode follows the campaign to save a Bhutanese family from deportation and a couple's Sophie's Choice about who gets the children if the mother is deported; a refugee suddenly finds out his identity is in question; an American businessman is frustrated by the system.