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From Sydney’s 2ser 107.3 and the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion UTS, series 3 of All Things Equal is here: Digital Divides. The investigative podcast continues its interrogation of equality in our modern society: first the #metoo movement, then fairness in education, and now… human rights and technology. Technology has reshaped all aspects of life on the planet. Every advance offers exciting possibilities, but also unintended consequences… This series goes behind the tech hype, to h ...
 
Think: Health examines new thinking and new evidence from researchers and academics. Each week the show takes an in depth look at health issues and challenges, and the innovative research trying to solve these problems. Think Health is produced at 2SER 107.3 in Sydney.
 
Race to the White House covers everything you need to know about the 2016 US elections and dives deep into the people, policy and political manoeuvres that will decide who becomes the 45th President of the United States of America. Each week, Brendon O’Connor, Tom Switzer and Emma Lancaster will dissect the news of the week and the issues that matter. As the clock ticks down to November 8, they will be joined by experts in US politics, history and culture to look at how this high-stakes race ...
 
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How are fashion designers using digital technology to reduce textile waste? In this episode we discuss how digital technologies such as 3D pattern making software and body scanning are key to a sustainable fashion industry. Featuring: Dr Timo Rissanen, Associate Professor in Fashion and Textiles, University of Technology, Sydney Nat Stratos, Circul…
 
Technologies used to read and alter the brain are being introduced in courts around the world. But how will neuro-based evidence revolutionise the way we view criminals? Who decides who is a good citizen? And how do we create a future worth wanting and not merely inherit whatever future results from new technology? Featured: Dr Nicole Vincent, seni…
 
Digital labour and remote working trends have seen incredible uptake due to the pandemic. Though we may think these changes to our lives exist only in the ephemeral online world, in this episode we explore whether the digital workforce could help us build more sustainable cities. Featuring: Andrew Butt, Associate Professor in Sustainability and Urb…
 
As communities become increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, how are architects using 3D-printing to ensure buildings are energy efficient? Featured: Dr Kim Loo, western Sydney GP, NSW chair, Doctors for the Environment Associate Professor Hank Haeusler, Director of the Bachelor of Computational Design, University of NSW Dr Tim S…
 
Climate Fatigue is one of the many terms used to describe a sense of apathy or dread caused by the constant exposure to images of climate change. We explore how Art can help disrupt this feeling and revitalize how we relate to the climate crisis. Featuring: Dr Zoë Sadokierski, Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at The University of Technology …
 
Amazon CEO and billionaire Jeff Bezos recently flew into space, days after billionaire Richard Branson made it into orbit. Space has always been a frontier for innovation, but what has been achieved so far, by the growing privatisation of the space industry? What risks are there? Featured: Kurby Ikin, Managing Director of Asia Pacific Aerospace Con…
 
Energy poverty is a complex socioeconomic issue. Many people are experiencing the health, social, and economic disadvantages of living in energy inefficient homes. In this episode, we discuss minimum energy efficiency standards for renters and access to renewable energy. Producer/presenter: Marlene Even Featured: Riley Brooke, renter, policy and ca…
 
What are the threats to honeybees and what wider impact could this have for us? We discuss the impact Australia’s recent bushfires and floods had on beekeepers and the issues facing Australia’s apiary industry. Featuring: Dr Nural Cokcetin, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Technology Sydney’s ithree institute Bruce White OAM, beekeeper,…
 
Dementia is a confronting disease, with many barriers to early diagnosis and lengthy diagnostic processes. Researchers are developing new technologies in the hopes of easing that process. Featured: Sheila and Dale Fernanda Tavares Vasconcelos Oliveira, PhD student, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney (…
 
A huge repatriation effort has been ongoing for decades, in an attempt to return the ancestors and sacred objects of Indigenous people back to their homeland. We speak to two men who’ve helped develop a digital archive - to support that movement. Featured: Steve Hemming, associate professor, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,…
 
Increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters are a part of our reality as a result of climate change. But how will this affect global economies? This episode explores how climate change is affecting the insurance industry. How this influences where and how we live. The industry’s response to climate risk and What we need to change to make sur…
 
As we expand our mining of minerals for the green energy transition, we may harm the biodiversity of surrounding areas and cause other environmental consequences. How are researchers developing alternative technologies to extract metals like Lithium sustainably? Featured: Professor Rick Valenta, Director of the WH Bryan Mining and Geology Research …
 
Globally countries are striving towards a transition from diesel and petrol vehicles to electric ones. In this episode we explore the electrification of New South Wales’ public transport, specifically buses. Featuring: Mathew Hounsell, senior researcher at the Transport Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of T…
 
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has jumped on the opportunity to expand surveillance laws following the success of Operation Ironside. But members of the cybersecurity community say new laws have been rushed and may encroach on individual privacy. Featured: Patrick Fair, commercial lawyer with expertise in intellectual property, competition law, tele…
 
As a parent, you would do whatever you could to ensure that your child has a good life. But what if you knew that your unborn child would have a condition that would severely impact their quality of life? What if you could, at the earliest possible stage, choose against this? Featured: Dr Peter Illingworth, Medical Director, IVF Australia Professor…
 
The way we produce our food needs to change. Our current practices will not meet the demands of a growing population and a warming climate. Algae, that slimy green stuff you find at the beach, might just help us more sustainably produce our food. This episode looks at how Algae biotechnologies are revolutionising the agriculture and aquaculture ind…
 
Which groups of Australians are benefiting most from digital mental health services? And how are psychologists adapting their practice to incorporate these new tools? Featured: Richard Mason, Batyr Lived Experience Speaker Bethany Wootton, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, UTS Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel Music: Epidemic Sound…
 
The technological capabilities of 3D printers continue to advance. In this episode, we explore the capability of 3D bio-printing, the printing of biological structures, such as heart tissue, bones, and skin. Could 3D printed heart tissue replace heart transplants in the future? What hurdles are there to implementing this technology in hospitals in …
 
Machines are beginning to replace human judgement and other cognitive tasks, not just physical labour, seeing millions of unemployed in coming decades. What will become of the unemployed masses? Idleness and depression? Or bountiful travel and leisure? And how will we distribute welfare equally? Featured: Dikai Liu, Director, Robotics Institute, UT…
 
How are NFTs redefining the art world? Are blockchain powered marketplaces empowering artists or harming the the environment? Featured: Craig Blackmoore, digital artist, founder House of Blackmoore Jaysson Guerrero, senior research consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney Producer/presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel M…
 
Why has Google fired members of its ethical AI team? How pervasive are problematic algorithms in society? And who is holding developers of new technologies to account? We speak to leading AI researchers about current challenges facing the industry. Featured: Tiberio Caetano, Chief Scientist, Gradient Institute Professor Fang Chen, Executive Directo…
 
Online devices are becoming ubiquitous in our lives. Some of them are convenient, or even essential- others are just fun novelties. But many people haven’t considered the security risk of, for example, having a camera connected to the internet in their home- or a doll that records their children’s voices. In this episode we’re looking at the risks …
 
Legal personhood or ‘rights of nature’ laws have been around since as early as the 1970s and have attracted lawmakers in jurisdictions all over the world. But what do these legal concepts offer? How do they interact with current environmental laws? And what are their limits? Producer: Marlene Even Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel Featured: Mic…
 
They say that nothing gets things moving like a crisis. In this episode of Think: Digital Futures, we’ll take a closer look at how your smartphone is fundamentally changing the way we interact with government services. In today’s world of delivery food and Zoom meetings, should accessing government services be as easy as ordering a pad thai? Or wil…
 
In this episode of Think: Sustainability, is Australia doing its best to care for our Pacific neighbours as they confront the effects of a changing climate? How can we improve current labour programs and pathways? Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel Featured: Mesulame Ratukadreu, Pacific Labour Scheme worker Jonathan Pryke, Director, Pacific Isla…
 
We're living in an era of unprecedented change... just like previous industrial revolutions, our current one (well underway) is more than the sum of its technological advances; it's the incredible social change that goes along with it. Join former World Economic Forum advisor and author Nicholas Davis, as he discusses why we shouldn't be hands off …
 
Scientists have been warning the world about the rise of anti-microbial resistance for decades now- some strains of diseases like gonorrhea, tuberculosis and staph infections are almost completely resistant to even our most powerful drugs. A new project, headed up by the University of Technology Sydney, is working on tracking where this resistance …
 
In this episode of Think: Sustainability, we spotlight some exciting new developments in the sustainability sector. What projects have been underway while we’ve been glued to our TVs, following COVID and the US election? We talk to three experts in environmental fields to celebrate innovative renewable energy projects, the circular economy and what…
 
In this episode, we explore the psychology of climate change. With the help of Carl Jung’s analytical psychology, we look at how our internal disorder may be hindering efforts to solve external problems. What is holding us back from effective climate action, individually and collectively? Producer/presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel Featured: Jonathan Mar…
 
Since 2015, Australia has been developing a database of citizen's biometrics, to be fed into facial recognition software for the purpose of combating crime and identity theft. Most Australians are unaware of the scheme- but if you have a passport or state issued photo ID, your face is in this vast database. In this episode we look at the efficacy o…
 
This is the second-part of a two-part series of Think: Sustainability, where we speak to those living in precarious housing situations. In part one, we spoke to public housing tenants. In this episode, we hear from some of the half a million international students trapped in Australia. Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel Featured: Mon Mon Myo Myi…
 
In this two-part series of Think: Sustainability, we speak to those living in precarious housing situations in Australia. In part one, tens of thousands sit on public housing waiting lists, and a severe lack of funding in the sector means that those who make it in, are some of the most vulnerable in society. Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel Fe…
 
In this episode, we take a closer look at whether COVID19 has shone a harsh light on aviation’s carbon footprint, or whether despite the crisis; the big players in aviation will be unwilling to turn-off auto-pilot. Producer/Presenter: Max Tillman Featured: Audrey Quicke, researcher, the Australia Institute Climate Jonothan O'Neill, manager, UTS Pro…
 
In this episode, we examine space debris, what is it and why is there more of it? We examine current and emerging space junk removal technology. And what laws and measures are in place to hold those who litter, to account? Presenter/Producer: Marlene Even Featured: Dr. Martin Bell, astrophysicist, and lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney…
 
In this guest episode from Think: Digital Futures, producer Caitlin McHugh examines how climate breakdown is changing the way people live. In cities, already soaring temperatures are compounded by the concrete, treeless layouts of most urban centres, while extreme weather decimates crops and disrupts our food supply chains. But what are the possibi…
 
How can our oldest continuing culture, and our Australian heritage, inform tech development? Perhaps Indigenous Knowledge Systems seem far removed from Silicon Valley. But it could be exactly the injection of cultural values that our profit- and disruption-driven tech sector desperately needs, especially given the discrimination already faced by pe…
 
It doesn’t take much to realise that gambling is fast becoming part of our everyday. From the pokies, sports betting, online games and apps, gambling is everywhere and accessible at any time. While the temptations are manageable for some, for others they can be difficult to shake. In the time of the coronavirus shutdown, medical experts have aired …
 
Telehealth has seen a rapid expansion since March, as the government scrambled to slow the spread of coronavirus. Medical professionals have welcomed the changes, and medical associations are calling for them to stay in place after the pandemic is over. So why did it take a pandemic to bring telehealth to all patients? And is it an adequate substit…
 
In this episode we look at how a post-COVID economy can serve the interests of the planet and how to take lessons learnt from one crisis and apply them to the next. Featured: Honourable Bob Carr, Industry Professor at Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS. Former Premier of NSW and former Foreign Minister of Australia. Dr Deborah Cotton, Senior Le…
 
In this episode, we take a look at the world of conservation after two major blows: the Black Summer bushfires and COVID-19. How have these crises affected the work of conservationists? And what are their demands of government, heading into the future? Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel Producer: Marlene Even Featured: Dr Kellie Leigh, Executive…
 
In this episode, we assess the real impacts of bushfire smoke on our health, why it may be crucial health practitioners and environmental scientists collaborate in anticipation of worse bushfire seasons in the future. Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel Featured: Benjamin Herder, asthma sufferer David Bowman, co-author of the University of Tasman…
 
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