Episode 38: Plight of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
Dr Kylie Baxter talks with podcast host Jacky Angus about the background and current predicament of Palestinians in Lebanon.
Episode 39: Detecting and Avoiding Online Threats
Online security expert Assoc Prof Chris Leckie looks in depth at the threats and vulnerabilities facing individuals and societies in the networked world. In conversation with Up Close science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Episode 40: Politics Meets Pop Culture In Indonesia
Anthropologist Dr Ariel Heryanto speaks to Up Close host Jacky Angus about how Indonesian pop culture both influences and is influenced by complex social and political forces.
Episode 41: Drinking The Same Water Twice -- Potable Water From Waste
Prof Peter Scales demystifies the process of recovering potable water from waste water, while Prof David Fox compares the cost of recycling with desalination. With Up Close science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Episode 42: Alzheimer's Disease: Predictors and Early Intervention
Prof David Ames discusses predictors and early intervention of Alzheimer's Disease. With Up Close guest host Jennifer Cook.
Episode 43: Ghassan Hage and the Weight of Words
Prof Ghassan Hage joins Up Close host Jacky Angus to discuss multiculturalism, identity in a globalising world, and the role of the intellectual.
Episode 44: Ethics in Psychiatry and Medical Training
Prof Sidney Bloch speaks to Up Close host Jacky Angus about the development and role of ethics in psychiatric practice as well as in the education of doctors.
Episode 45: 21st Century Cosmology
Prof Rachel Webster takes us into the future of cosmology in a quest to discover our universe's past. With Science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Episode 46: The Human Hand in Climate Change
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Prof David Karoly calculates the human-caused contribution to climate change. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Episode 47: Carbon Capture and Storage Explained
Barry Hooper joins Up Close host Shane Huntington to outline emerging technologies for capturing and storing carbon dioxide.
Episode 48: Researching Indigenous Health in Australia and New Zealand
Professor Ian Anderson discusses contemporary approaches to health research and education for indigenous Australia. We also hear a New Zealand angle from Assoc Prof Papaarangi Reid of the University of Auckland. With host Jacky Angus.
Episode 49: How We'll Fare in the Global Food Crisis
Prof Snow Barlow, the University of Melbourne, backgrounds the sharp rise in food prices, and looks at how science and technology may provide solutions in feeding an ever growing global population. Also, Prof Rajinder S. Sidhu from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, discusses the impact of elevated food prices on Indian society. W
Episode 50: Criminal Investigation and Your DNA
Assoc Prof Jeremy Gans discusses the benefits, limitations and privacy implications of using DNA in criminal investigation. With host Jacky Angus.
Episode 51: Please Explain: Taxonomy
Dr Belinda Appleton joins science host Dr Shane Huntington to explain what taxonomers do, and recounts her adventures discovering new species of bats.
Episode 52: Addressing Violence in the Family
Prof Cathy Humphreys discusses the tragic impact of family violence, and outlines contemporary approaches to intervention and prevention. With host Jacky Angus.
Special Report: Reinventing Higher Education in Australia
Professors Glyn Davis and Simon Marginson weigh in on the choices and challenges facing Australia's higher education system in an increasingly competitive global tertiary market. With host Adam Morton.
Episode 53: Growing Spiritual Prosperity
Philoposopher and author Assoc Prof John Armstrong talks with host Jacky Angus about the importance and challenge of pursuing "spiritual prosperity" against a backdrop of overwhelming material expectations.
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