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We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.

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    • Geschiedenis

We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.

    E-cigarettes - is there value in vaping?

    E-cigarettes - is there value in vaping?

    E-cigarettes first appeared as a healthier alternative to smoking, maybe even a way to quit, but they soon escaped the medical framework and have become a public health nightmare in the US. Yet some health experts still see virtue in vaping.

    • 29 min.
    The anti-vaccination movement

    The anti-vaccination movement

    Why do some parents choose not to vaccinate their children, despite the safety and success of vaccines?

    • 29 min.
    How history can help shape the debate about an Indigenous voice to Parliament

    How history can help shape the debate about an Indigenous voice to Parliament

    In the Uluru Statement from the Heart, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are calling for an Indigenous Voice to parliament. While they haven’t set out how that would work there are models we can look back on.

    Ever since the referendum of 1967 federal governments have attempted and failed to set up administrative organisations to give Indigenous communities a say in their own affairs.

    As we once again debate how we acknowledge Australia’s first people, what if anything can we learn from those past attempts?

    • 29 min.
    The art market

    The art market

    Who decides what a painting is worth? The history of the art market and how it works.

    • 29 min.
    Kashmir in lockdown: The story behind Pakistan and India's ongoing battle for control over Kashmir

    Kashmir in lockdown: The story behind Pakistan and India's ongoing battle for control over Kashmir

    Earlier this year the Indian parliament has revoked Article 370 of the India Constitution — which had guaranteed some form of independence for Indian-controlled Kashmir. It sparked an uproar in both Indian and Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.

    So why do both India and Pakistan claim the region of Kashmir? Why has the removal of one article of the Indian constitution caused such an uproar and what does all this mean for the people who live in the region?

    • 29 min.
    Understanding assassination

    Understanding assassination

    Assassination has a very long history yet each one is as singular as the life taken. Do they change the course of history, as many assassins hope?

    • 29 min.

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