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Expect engaging discussions with real people and inspiring stories connecting communities across the state, on The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long.

The Conversation Hour ABC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture

Expect engaging discussions with real people and inspiring stories connecting communities across the state, on The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long.

    Is it really a first home buyers' market in the time of COVID-19?

    Is it really a first home buyers' market in the time of COVID-19?

    Is it really a buyers' market under the pandemic, or is that real estate spin?

    • 1 hr
    Victorian wildlife populations at risk after bushfires and drought

    Victorian wildlife populations at risk after bushfires and drought

    Droughts, bushfires and now coronavirus are threatening the populations of vulnerable native species like koalas and frogs.

    • 1 hr
    Changing the blueprint for public housing

    Changing the blueprint for public housing

    What are the fundamental flaws of public housing, and should the design be changed to add more open space and community facilities.

    • 1 hr
    Regional Victorians have mixed opinions about Melbourne's lockdown

    Regional Victorians have mixed opinions about Melbourne's lockdown

    "I think it's bloody fantastic they have shut down Melbourne. Regional Vic doesn't need people bringing COVID into our areas that have been clear for months now," says Sam from Warrnambool.

    • 1 hr
    Loneliness on the rise during coronavirus lockdowns in Victoria

    Loneliness on the rise during coronavirus lockdowns in Victoria

    There is a rise in 18 to 25 year olds experiencing loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic, so how can communities work together to combat loneliness?

    • 1 hr
    Regional towns 'divided' whether to allow Melburnians visit during school holidays

    Regional towns 'divided' whether to allow Melburnians visit during school holidays

    "We’ve had barely any impact from COVID-19 directly here. There’s just a bit of panic that people coming from other areas may bring it in and affect the town," said Yarrawonga Holiday Park manager Michelle Driscoll

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