Nov 14, 2018
Emma Shortis, PhD Candidate in history at The University of Melbourne, came in to talk about the US mid-term election results that saw a record number of women elected. Amy and Emma also talked US foreign policy and recent international diplomacy issues. Ed Hill, Campaigner at the Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) in East Gippsland joined Amy in the studio to discuss the old growth native forest logging still occurring in Victoria, the threats to endangered species, and the policy positions of the major state parties on logging, the creation of new national parks, and the conservation. Finally, Dr Erinn Richmond, freshwater ecologist and Research Fellow at Monash University, dropped by to discuss her new research showing the many different pharmaceutical compounds being found in our waterways and in invertebrate species (a key food source for animals like the platypus). The article is Drugs in bugs: 69 pharmaceuticals found in invertebrates living in Melbourne's streams.