Rear Vision — How History Shaped Today puts contemporary events in their historical context, answering the question, 'How did it come to this?'
Tall and supertall — New York skyscrapers
The sky’s the limit for New York City skyscrapers, from the Art Deco delights of the Chrysler Building to today’s controversial supertalls.
The Australian Public Service — frank and fearless or timid and ineffective?
After decades of cutbacks, pay freezes and allegations of politicisation, is the Australian Public Service still able to give the government of the day informed and independent advice?
World Heritage—too much of a good thing?
The World Heritage Convention has become a victim of its own success, with increasing political pressure sidelining expert advice and the deluge of sites put forward threatening the value of the ‘brand’.
Nordic criminal justice — people not prisoners
In Scandinavian prisons the focus is on rehabilitation not punishment.
Golf war—LIV and the battle for pro golf
LIV, a new professional golf competition backed by Saudi Arabia, has created bitter division among players, challenging the future shape of the game.
If microchips are the new oil, Taiwan is the new Saudi Arabia
Taiwan today produces ninety per cent of the world’s most sophisticated microchips that power everything from our smart phone and laptops to military equipment, electric cars and rockets that go to Mars. But Taiwan is also in the eye of a political storm, caught between China on the one side and the United States on the other. How did the tiny island of Taiwan come to dominate the production of microchips and what happens if something goes wrong?
Great 30 minute history lesson
As the name suggests this programme looks back over topics of interest in what is usually an informative, balanced, & mature manner. A great weekly history lesson.
World affairs from an Australian point of view
Interesting to hear something else than the US point of view.
On the fascist episode.
This video was incorrect in several ways. Fascism rose in ancient Rome, not Germany in WWI. The word fascist comes from a fasces which was a bundle of sticks around an axe. It was used to show power in Rome. You portray Fascism as only a bad thing and you are incapable of showing it from both sides.