39 episodes

Making A Difference is a Junction Journalism podcast produced by student journalists in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. From June 2021, new episodes of Making A Difference will be hosted a different university each month. We'll continue to report on stories that don't shy away from issues but also explore solutions and better ways of working. Subscribe to listen every month.https://junctionjournalism.com/ or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Making A Difference is a Junction Journalism podcast produced by student journalists in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. From June 2021, new episodes of Making A Difference will be hosted a different university each month. We'll continue to report on stories that don't shy away from issues but also explore solutions and better ways of working. Subscribe to listen every month.https://junctionjournalism.com/ or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Episode 38 - Signals of Belief (Curtin University)

    Episode 38 - Signals of Belief (Curtin University)

    This episode by student journalists at Curtin University in Perth makes us think about the concept of trust and the belief in the goodness of people.The things they say, the way we rely on them…and the potential risk of placing our trust in others. Hosts: Madigan Spooner and Camila Egusquiza Santa CruzStories:‘Man or Bear’ – Reporter: Camila Egusquiza Santa Cruz‘The Aliens Are Coming’ – Reporter: Andrew Hanlon‘Pet Custody’ – Reporter: Madigan Spooner‘Moondyne Joe’ – Reporter: Aimee Gloss...

    • 32 min
    Episode 37 - No Plate Like Home (Long Read series)

    Episode 37 - No Plate Like Home (Long Read series)

    For many people, food and the simple act of cooking can provide solace and comfort, particularly for those who go through the upheaval of migrating to another country. Cooking reminds them of home – not just the food but the people and places as well. Nicole Alcantara from the University of Sydney spent an evening with two young men from Nepal. And as they cooked a traditional Nepali curry, the conversation around food revealed a lot more about their new life in Australia and the enduring con...

    • 26 min
    Episode 36 - Paying The Rental Price (Long Read series)

    Episode 36 - Paying The Rental Price (Long Read series)

    It’s hard enough for anyone to find a home to rent in Australia. The difficulty factor is multiplied many times more for hundreds-of-thousands of international students who come to the country each year, also needing a rental. In this episode, reporter Gwen Liu reveals the desperate measures many students are turning to that are exposing them to potential scams and exploitation.Reporter: Gwen LiuExecutive Producer: Simon BradyOriginal stories Crikey – Rental crisis: desperate students turn to...

    • 20 min
    Episode 35 - Our Past Is Our Future (Long Read series)

    Episode 35 - Our Past Is Our Future (Long Read series)

    Our Long Read series continues with a reckoning from Australia's past and the way it might influence our future. Our reporter Sydney Lang looks at the legacy of governor Lachlan Macquarie from the early colonial settlement days. Macquarie was considered a visionary who wanted to turn a penal colony into an egalitarian nation. But there is a dark side to his legacy that has an enduring, as well as painful, lesson.Reporter: Sydney LangExecutive Producer: Simon BradyMore stories from the best st...

    • 16 min
    Episode 34 - On The Rocks (Long Read series)

    Episode 34 - On The Rocks (Long Read series)

    In the next episode of our Long Read series, Tylah Tully from Curtin University reports on the site of two of Australia's greatest riches. The Burrup peninsula in the north of Western Australia is home to more than one million rock carvings by First Nations people that date back tens-of-thousands of years. It's also the site of a multi-billion dollar gas and oil development. Can the two co-exist as neighbours? And what threat does a petrochemical plant pose to a sacred rock art museum?Product...

    • 21 min
    Episode 33 - The Professional Recyclers (Long Read series)

    Episode 33 - The Professional Recyclers (Long Read series)

    In this episode, Aston Brown from University Technology Sydney – and now a rural and regional reporter at Guardian Australia – takes us inside the world of people who forage through rubbish bins to collect bottles and cans for cash. Are they environmental warriors? Is it a hobby job? Or are they trying to earn precious money to make ends meet? This is the first in our Long Read series where we focus on one, in-depth story each episode.Reporter: Aston BrownOriginal story on Guardian Australia:...

    • 15 min

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