Life Matters - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio
22 Oct 2020

Life Matters - Full program podcast

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Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.

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    Future liveability, extreme weather and inside quarantine

    What lessons can we take from commuting less and walking more as we look ahead to a post-coronavirus future? Plus, how quickly do we get used to extreme weather? And Lisa Pellegrino on finding connection and community in Darwin quarantine.

  • Posted on 22 Oct 2020

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    Renters, financial stress, and making sense of ETFs

    With three quarters of tenants dipping into their savings or taking out loans to get by, has this year’s recession exacerbated the financial divide between renters and homeowners? Plus, how you can invest in ETFs. And what a child born in 2020 will face as a 30-year-old.

  • Posted on 21 Oct 2020

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    Reducing playground hotspots, spiritual travel and fast money

    Australian school yards can get as hot as 60 degrees Celsius in extreme summer temperatures, so what's the key to beating the heat in playgrounds? Plus, the joy of chasing a meaningful travel experience. And Melbourne author Mark Brandi on the lure of fast money.

  • Posted on 20 Oct 2020

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    Managing the transition to a new normal with COVID-19

    Victoria is beginning to ease its hotly contested lockdown restrictions, just as many parts of Europe have been plunged back into crisis because of COVID-19. As cases continue to pop up around Australia, listeners and infectious diseases experts share their thoughts on how we should balance opening up the economy with the need to keep as many people as possible safe.

  • Posted on 19 Oct 2020

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    Weekend Life Matters: the power of music against dementia, the growing industry of bushwalking, Fuzzy fights his landlord, Super reforms, from Qantas to cropper

    Music therapy for dementia patients can be powerful, however there must be safeguards. Bushwalking used to be a health pursuit. Now it's a multi million dollar tourism strategy. Fuzzy Trojan takes on his state government landlord, what superannuation reform means for us, and a stood down Qantas pilot finds new work on a farming machine.

  • Posted on 17 Oct 2020

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