Sunday Extra - Separate stories podcast

Sunday Extra - Separate stories podcast

Australia

Separate stories: Sunday Extra is RN’s live Sunday morning broadcast, looking to the week ahead and also incorporating Ockham’s Razor, Background Briefing, and First Dog on the Moon.

Episodes

Sunday Roundtable - Should corporate leaders speak up on social issues?  

Should corporate leaders speak up on social issues, and if they do are they fair game?

Tweet of the week  

Can you guess this bird sound?

The Year That Made Me: Nouria Salehi, 1997  

Inspiring individuals talk about a pivotal moment in their personal histories.

The ‘virtual entrepreneurs’ for IS  

The terrorist attack in London followed a pattern of lone attackers driving a vehicle into a crowd. It reflects Islamic State’s increasing reliance on small scale attacks by sympathisers, with the help of ‘virtual plotters’ or ‘virtual entrepreneurs’.

China matters  

What kind of a country is China becoming? China specialists Linda Jakobson and Bates Gill talk to Sunday Extra about the internal political and economic struggles in China and how they shape its relationship with Australia and the world.

Katherine Hospital: Back from the brink  

Just five years ago this Northern Territory hospital was facing closure. Its doctors were out of their depth and indigenous patients were leaving the wards in droves. This is the remarkable story of how Katherine Hospital turned its fortunes around and the lessons to be learned.

Translating research  

Why do we hear so much more about drug and treatment innovations than about research that improves the lives of patients while they wait for those innovations to see the light of day? Professor Linda Shields says the research done by nurses, midwives and allied health professionals is taken up and translated into practice with no fanfare, but is largely ignored by the media and granting bodies.

A revolutionary treatment for addiction?  

Researchers hope a human hormone, known as the ‘love hormone’, could be the key to a revolutionary treatment for addiction.

Correspondents Report  

The ABC's foreign correspondents share the stories behind the news.

Sunday Roundtable: Does 18C protect against racism, or offend the principle of free speech?  

The Turnbull government will consider making changes to the contentious section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act when the Coalition party room meets to discuss the matter this week.

Sunday Roundtable: Does 18C protect against racism, or offend the principle of free speech?  

The Turnbull government will consider making changes to the contentious section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act when the Coalition party room meets to discuss the matter this week.

Tweet of the week  

This week's 'Backyard Caller' is an enthusiastic and clever caller: the Brown Thornbill.

The Year That Made Me: Wayne McAllister, 2005  

Inspiring individuals talk about a pivotal moment in their personal histories.

Albert Camus and The Stranger  

Algerian-born Albert Camus' absurdist novel about a murder of an "Arab" on a beach turns 75.

Trump and the rule of law, at home and abroad  

President Trump has been in the White House for two months but we’re yet to find out how he will behave on the international stage, especially in relation to Russia.

The schools squeeze: how the apartment boom is overcrowding classrooms  

Too many students and not enough classrooms. How did government's get it so wrong? David Lewis investigates

Aquaculture in Indonesia  

What do we know about science in Indonesia? We rarely hear about what LIPI is doing — Indonesia's equivalent of the CSIRO. During her time there, Mari Rhydwen discovered the country's different approach to science — and ‘different ways of being’.

The Cyclone drought  

Australia has experienced a second year of very low cyclone activity despite expectations this summer would be an active cyclone season. It has Meteorologists scratching their heads.

Correspondents Report  

The ABC's foreign correspondents share the stories behind the news.

Sunday Roundtable - How the West Was Won  

What do the poll results tell us about the future of Western Australia?

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