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RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.

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    • 4.4 • 90 Ratings

RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.

    Linda Mottram on the best book she read over summer

    Linda Mottram on the best book she read over summer

    What was the best book ABC's PM presenter Linda Mottram read this summer?

    • 6 min
    Has the shine worn off the Olympic Games?

    Has the shine worn off the Olympic Games?

    The Olympic Games have been through turmoil before, but as we approach the second games in as many years to be completely transformed by the pandemic, it begs the question: how can the IOC continue to market this global event?

    • 10 min
    Redefining what it means to be 'fully vaccinated' as Omicron spreads

    Redefining what it means to be 'fully vaccinated' as Omicron spreads

    Today, Australia recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic. And as leaders try to push Australians into getting a third dose of a COVID vaccine, some experts and politicians say we need to redefine what it means to be 'fully vaccinated'.

    • 8 min
    Norman Swan on the best books he read over summer

    Norman Swan on the best books he read over summer

    What was the best book RN presenter Dr Norman Swan read this summer? He has more than one suggestion for your reading list.

    • 9 min
    How Australia's obsession with air conditioners is changing our climate and what we can do about it

    How Australia's obsession with air conditioners is changing our climate and what we can do about it

    Australians have become obsessed with air conditioners, and it's got us into a precarious situation when it comes to climate change. But there is a solution.

    • 10 min
    Australia's housing crisis prompts plan from coalition of industry bodies

    Australia's housing crisis prompts plan from coalition of industry bodies

    The rapid rise in property values has prompted a group of unions, social welfare groups, and industry bodies to band together, pressuring government to fix Australia's housing crisis.

    • 10 min

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