Big Ideas - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio National
17 Feb 2019

Big Ideas - Full program podcast

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Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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    Epidemics and anaesthesia

    Which prospect scares you most: undergoing surgery with a general anaesthetic that isn’t working? Or a global pandemic that wipes out hundreds of millions of people?

  • Posted on 18 Feb 2019

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    Indigenous recognition as a step towards an Australian republic

    Indigenous recognition, constitutional reform and a future Australian republic. For Megan Davis it’s all connected. Australia can’t move to a republic before we’ve addressed the issue of Indigenous sovereignty and we’ve dealt with the unfinished business of the past.

  • Posted on 14 Feb 2019

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    Why women think twice about a political career

    Does the conservative side of politics have a problem with women? That's been the argument since the recent resignation of several high profile Liberal politicians. The Labor Party's affirmative action quota system has enabled many more women to enter parliament. Would this work for the Liberals?

  • Posted on 13 Feb 2019

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    The value of bitcoin

    Could the digital money Bitcoin become the world’s primary currency – pushing out paper money and hard coins? Tone Vays believes that Bitcoin can solve the issues faced by traditional finance institutions.

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2019

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    Are we closing the health gap?

    10 years ago the World Health Organisation called for the ‘health gap’ to be closed in a generation. What’s been achieved in the last decade?

  • Posted on 11 Feb 2019

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