In the last show of the year an almost full crew of Olive, Laurel, Digga, Huen  and Stan discuss their gardens, gift ideas and cycling in the bush.  They also give advice to heaps of callers.  

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On the 45th and final shows for 2012 Dr Krystal and Dr Lauren (now with glasses!) join Dr Shane in the studio. Dr Ray pops in, and on the phone is Andrea from the BOM and Dr Jennifer from New York.

On this special edition of Einstein A Go Go, the gang discuss their highlights from the year in science including the Higgs boson, the power of stem cell, detecting seizures, commercial space travel, tools in nanotechnology and of course the Mars Curiosity Rover.

Another great year in science.

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In this festive end-of-year podcast of Right Now Radio, Ben Schokman and Evelyn Tadros discuss some of the human rights triumphs and tragedies that have defined 2012.   As the year comes to a close, Julian Burnside QC shares his picks for some social-justice themed summer reading.  We continue our coverage of the 25th Australian Human Rights Commission Awards with Evelyn speaking to Jeff McMullen, the CEO of Ian Thorpe’s charity, Fountain For Youth, as well as Dennis Egginton, the CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA). Finally, Anna Dorevitch covers another cause for celebration as she chats to Susan Moylan-Coombs, Head of Production at National Indigenous TV (NITV).  This exciting new free-to-air TV service dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content was launched on SBS 4 on the 12/12/12 at 12 pm! 

Direct download: Right-Now-Radio-20121220.mp3
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In the last Radiotherapy show of 2012, Dr Russ Harris, author of the The Happiness Trap joins Autonomy, Malice and Miss Medic for a chat. Plus the team also discuss issues surrounding stress and also talk about common health risks associated with the holiday period. Thanks for listening to the Radiotherapy podcast for this year, and we will see you in February 2013!

Direct download: Radiotherapy-2012-12-16.mp3
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Because it's the end of the year, we're giving you two podcasts for your listening pleasure rather than the normal one for this week (althoiugh in reality, we're just catching up in shows)! This episode is from the 2nd of December. On this show Samuel Shem, author of The House of God drops in for a chat, and the topic of teenage contraception gets discussed by the team.

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Byte Into It - 12 December 2012

On this week's Byte:

  • IBM have announced that they've created the first cheap commercially viable electronic photonics integrated chip - seamless integrated nanophotonics, integrating electrical and optical components on the same chip. This will enable superfast light transactions going from gigabits per second to terabits per second, and beyond.
  • The Google-backed 23andme DNA testing service is now offering gene scans for just $99 - what a bargain!
  • Dropbox have made a subtle change to their operations - non-dropbox users can now receive files, and you can browse content before you download it!
  • Changes with Twitter - particularly an increased hostility towards instagram, the public release of their calendar of API changes
  • The Federal government has committed $20 million to interactive gaming - the funds will be administered by Screen Australia, and there is an discussion paper open for comment - have your say here. There are also public fora around the country, and while Melbourne and Adelaide have been and gone, you can still go to:
    • Brisbane: Monday 17 December
    • Sydney/Webinar: Tuesday 18 December
  • Mary Meeker has presented her latest State of the Web report how we're using the Internet, and what's next - check it out here
  • The Russian-led proposal to give world governments regulatory power over the Internet was withdrawn at the UN conference on international telecommunications in Dubai
  • With 2012 drawing to a close, the team reflect on the role of social media in society as 2012, and wonder will people start turning their backs on Facebook any time soon?

  • It's Christmas! Time to think of some gift ideas for the geek in your life. Here are some suggestions:
  • Events coming up:
    • The last Raspberry Jam software workshop of 2012, December 13, 6:30pm at the Swanston Academic Building at RMIT.
    • Global Drupal Training Day, Inspire 9, Richmond, December 14, 10am-5pm.
    • Joomla Day Melbourne, January 19-20.
    • Nature in the Dark invites 10 artists to responds and present their creative adaptations, remixed and interventions of the scientific footage of bush animals' activities at night. Fed Square from now until December 23. See screening times here or here.

From all of us here on the Byte team, we would like to send you our best wishes for the festive season. Stay happy and safe, and we'll be back in early 2013 for the 20th year of Byte Into IT!

Presented by Georgia Webster, Vanessa Toholka, Keren Flavell and Ben Finney.

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It's our last show for 2012! And who better to round out the year than the redoubtable Matt Preston, who's released a new cookbook called 100 Best Recipes. Given his day job involves thermomixers and blast chillers, the book is filled with simpler everyday recipes... cola-roast chicken, anyone? We also spoke about the changing dining culture in Sydney, our reluctance to eat certain ingredients (camel? insects?), and the fact in reality, chicken eggs are weird and freaky.

Next up we had our final market report with John.

Finally our good buddy Sebastian Reaburn joined us with what seemed like an endless array of Absinthe. You have to be very, very careful with Absinthe. Seriously. Approach with caution. We spoke about its origins as a tonic (!), the fact that many countries banned it in the early 20th century, and also how you need to be reeaaally careful. Also, don't forget that you need to be careful, it's the Speedball of liquor. Just be careful. OK?

Thanks to all of this year's guests, helper-outers (especially Digger and Triple R stalwart Tim Thorpe), and most of all YOU; the fine folk who listen each week and make the show worth the effort! See you all in 2013.

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The Save Bastion Point campaign hits top gear & Leo op den Brouw talks us through the final stretch (please!!) in the Mallacoota Marathon, & what YOU can do to help save the environmental values of Mallacoota before it's too late. Dr Beach talks about a DNA barcode for easily identifying the plankton and seaweeds. Dr Surf reviews a a lavish new book 'The Great Ocean Road' from Rod Hyett. Plus a fab new exhibition at Surfworld, and a review of the free surf mag Smorgasboarder. And the second last dive report for the year. Crammed!

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We speak with Leo op den Brouw (Save Bastion Point - compulsory pre-reading on p23 of The Trip) on what's ahead over the summer months to Save Bastion Point. We talk about Monday's rally on the steps of Parliament House, and whether there's any hint of a Christmas gift from Minister Ryan Smith. John brings us some ideas for a Sustainable Seafood celebration. Which type of prawns should you buy and which should you avoid? Oysters? Fish?  Whatever your feast and celebration may be at this time of year, John will give you the low-down so you can be sure it's a sustainable one. Brett gives us his final dive report for 2012. And we wrap up the year with what's on over summer, and what we reckon you should be purchasing for your nearest and dearest, and for yourselves, including the books we loved in 2012, and some sensational summer activities to keep you entertained until we return in 2013. 

Direct download: Radio-Marinara-20121216.mp3
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To celebrate Human Rights Week, we have a bumper edition of the Right Now Radio Triple R podcast. 

Ben Schokman and Rachel Ball speak to Alex Pagliaro, refugee campaigner at Amnesty International about her recent trip to Nauru where she saw first hand the living conditions of asylum seekers sent to the island for off-shore processing.  Can you imagine 400 men living in tents in an area the size of half a football field in 40 degree heat?

Evelyn Tadros reports all the news and gossip from the 25th Australian Human Rights Commission awards at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, including from James Spigelman's oration on where to draw the the line between hate speech and free speech.  Ev also managed to chat with some of the nominees and award winners, including Benson Saulo, National Director for the Indigenous Australian Youth Leadership Academy, Katie Pashley, winner of the 2012 human rights photography award and the principal and students of Holroyd High School, nominees of the community organisation award.

Finally, Jane Dixon talks to Ben and Rach about the funding crisis hitting Victorian Legal Aid and the likely impact  of the changes to the VLA funding guidelines on access to justice and the rights to fair trial. 

Have a happy human rights weeek!

Direct download: Right_Now_Radio_13_December_.mp3
Category:Right Now Radio -- posted at: 8:21am AEDT

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All the Breakfaster highlights that you need to start the day. At any time of the day!
...with your hosts Sarah Smith, Jeff Sparrow and Geraldine Hickey.
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Byte Into It

Computer news, reviews and clues. Tech talk and opionated chat with feature interviews and regular guests covering games, Linux and Open Source, legal, new and social media, gadgets, Apple and more.
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Eat It!

Food for thought: recipes, hints and tips, interviews and a market reports.
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Einstein A Go Go

Discussion and dissection of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption.
...with Dr Shane, Dr Krystal & colleagues.
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Film Buffs Forecast

A program devoted to the world of film. Featuring contemporary and historical film, plus local and international guests, interviews and reviews.
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Graphic Nature

An exploration of the inspiring world of comic books, the culture that supports it, the creators, publishers & people behind the printed pages & digital screens pushing the medium on into the future, in Australia, and the world.
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Greening the Apocalypse

There is a crack in everything, that's where the light gets in. Each week the Greening the Apocalypse team talk to the tinkerers and thinkerers, the freaks and geeks from permaculturists and eco-farmers to alt-tech innovators and peer-to-peer information networkers who are growing fascinating new systems through the fault lines of the old.
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Interviews with people who tell stories, write stories or otherwise contribute to the narrative arts. With a focus on how stories are told, and why. Novels and narrative non-fiction. Performance and poetry. TV and stage production. Mythology and internet memes.
...with your hosts Elizabeth McCarthy and Louise Irving.
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Parallel Lines

How do arts, culture, science and design inform our everyday experiences in the world? Exploring the possible intersections of seemingly parallel lines through interviews, talk and a regular music segment each week.
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Plato's Cave

Informed, passionate, accessible and fun film criticism; Plato's Cave is a must for all serious and not-so-serious cinephiles.
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Radio Marinara

The team continues the great Marinara tradition of bringing you a quirky but informative look at all that is marine. Get to know all things wet and salty.
... with Bron Burton, Dr Beach, John Ford, Anthony Boxshall, Dr Surf, Dave Speller and Angeline Tew. Plus regular segment presenters Jeff Maynard and Hillary McNevin.
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Radio Therapy

Explores the lighter, more eccentric side of medicine. A team of irreverent doctors lampoon sacred medical cows, and shed light on a range of medical and psychiatric conditions with special guests from around Australia and the globe.
...with Dr Mal Practice, McZiff, Dr Malice, Dr SK, Anna Bollocks, Dr Autonomy, Backman, BulkyBill, Deep Thought, Retina and The Tallman.
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Smart Arts

Visual art, theatre, film and literature
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The Grapevine

Current affairs you can engage with and participate in. Particular interest in social enterprise, urban planning, technology, education, craft and design. Plus the weekly Reading Room, where readers disciuss writing and ideas.
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Uncommon Sense

A weekly conversation about politics and current events, international affairs, history, art, books, and the natural world, to illuminate the issues faced by society and explore them in new ways.
...with your host Amy Mullins.
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Zero G

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical. Movies, television, theatre, events, books, comics, humans, toys, Things, mathoms and oojahs!
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