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Since March 2016, Aziz has been reporting from Manus in short 30 second bursts, via WhatsApp messages sent from a smuggled phone. On the day his correspondence kicks off with Michael, he’s already been in detention for 864 days. Aziz tells the inside story – the good and the bad – of a place that consistently features in the headlines. A place some consider a necessary product of a successful border control policy, for others, a stain on Australia’s reputation from which it will never recove ...
 
Next Wave’s BREAKFAST CLUB is your early morning shot of artistic and intellectual insight and for the first time ever it’s available as a Podcast series! We’ll be tackling big issues from new perspectives. Feminism, family, the shifting media landscape and imaginary worlds – explored through a series of provocations from Australian artists, writers and creative thinkers.
 
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Zubera is a Research Fellow at the Faraday Institution and is working to improve the process of separating the recovering the precious metals from recycled lithium ion batteries. Be a guest on the show, subscribe, get us to make you a video: http://meti.org.uk/ Find Zubera on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zuberaiqbal/…
 
Imagine turning up to work one day to discover flyers outside your office accusing you of being a ‘death peddler’ and an ‘Uber service for poison’. Professor Michael Dooley runs Victoria’s Statewide Pharmacy Service. When voluntary assisted dying became legal it was his job, and that of his team, to come up with medication that would effectively an…
 
So much was said during Victoria’s parliamentary debate about the people who would choose voluntary assisted dying, were it to be made legal. That they could not possibly know their own minds. “I do not believe that an individual who is facing such enormous pressure and stress is capable of making a decision to end their own life.” Nat Suleyman, MP…
 
Energy Systems Catapult was set up to accelerate the transformation of the UK’s energy system and ensure UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth. The Catapult is an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that bridges the gap between industry, government, academia and research. They take a whole-systems view o…
 
No group has done more to persuade politicians to oppose assisted dying in Australia over the last 20 years than doctors. Citing their Hippocratic Oath to ‘do no harm’, they argue that giving doctors the right to ‘kill’, instead of cure, will forever damage the doctor-patient relationship. What they fight so fiercely to preserve is a world strongly…
 
In this episode of Midlands Energy and Transport Innovation we’re talking to Jordan Brompton, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at MyEnergi. We talk about what it takes to start and grow a successful manufacturing business in the energy revolution. Why skills and component manufacturing are two areas the Midlands needs to get better at to capi…
 
“Thou shalt not kill” - The Sixth Commandment Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying law was written to allow an eligible, terminally ill patient to drink a lethal medication to end their suffering; choosing to drink being considered the ultimate voluntary act. But the law allows, in exceptional circumstances, for a doctor to intravenously administer …
 
Warning: This episode of Better Off Dead contains references to suicide and self-harm. These include discussions about how some terminally ill people have tried to end their lives in the absence of voluntary assisted dying laws. We are aware of the Mindframe guidelines on appropriate language around the discussion of suicide and self-harm, and we h…
 
Spurred by watching his own father die painfully, in 2015 Andrew Denton set out to investigate – why are good people being forced to die bad deaths? Five years later, Victoria is the first state in Australia to have passed a voluntary assisted dying law. In the first year of the law’s operation, over 120 people sought assistance to die. More than a…
 
So why did Elon Musk set up the Boring Company? The story goes that he just wanted to set up the company because the name was funny…. However the Boring Company has set out to solve an interesting and serious set of problems. If you listened to the last episode of Midlands Energy & Transport Innovation you will have heard from John Fox that the iss…
 
The cars we drive are going to become ever smarter with more and more driver assistance technology and self driving options. At the forefront of this £60 billion autonomy revolution is Midlands Future Mobility a partnership of academia, industry and government. My name is David James and in the this episode of Midlands Energy & Transport Innovation…
 
In this episode of Midlands Energy and Transport Innovation we’re learning all about solar panels. My name is David James and I’m talking to Euan Anson the Sales Manager at Trina Solar. Trina Solar are one of the most experienced and largest solar panel manufacturers in the world and they have their UK headquarters right here in the Midlands. To su…
 
Vehicle to grid charging is a process where your house or even the electricity grid could use your electric vehicle battery as an energy source to draw on at times of peak demand or low generation. This new technology could prove vital for the development of a smart electricity network that can cope with intermittent energy production from wind and…
 
Britain is world famous for our inventions and innovations. But sometimes it’s hard for inventors to turn a great idea into a great business. If you’re working on an automotive innovation and need some help turning it into a commercial success help is at hand. The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) suppor…
 
The demand for electric batteries is going to increase dramatically over the next decade. But what are we going to do with all those electric vehicle and power wall batteries when they come to the end of their working life? Well if it’s an Aceleron battery it’ll be serviced and put straight back to use as part of their innovative circular economy b…
 
Could cars be powered entirely by the solar energy they absorb whilst in motion? I’m not talking about charging your EV battery using solar panels at home and then driving until you need another charge. I’m talking about being able to drive your car using only the power of the sun. Well the answer is an emphatic yes. The Bridgestone World Solar Cha…
 
As the number of electric vehicles increases rapidly over the next decade there will be greater demand for EV charging at home, at work and on the go. So what challenges and opportunities will this create? My name is David James and in this episode of Midlands Energy & Transport Innovation I’m talking to Chris Rimmer of Cenex to find out. Midlands …
 
In episode 2 of Midlands Energy & Transport Innovation we heard from Paul Jewell about how data is the key to unlocking Western Power Distribution’s ambition to build a smarter and better energy network. My name is David James and in this episode I’m talking to Jake Verma of Energy Systems Catapult. We talk about the work the Catapult is doing to b…
 
The energy and transport revolution is well underway. The debate is over. Change is upon us. But where will this change take us? Some of the organisations that are going to be impacted the most are the energy networks and suppliers. Particularly the gas networks. If the government is legislating to phase out carbon from our heating and power genera…
 
Art: Kate Banazi Across three episodes, we’re bringing you a special audio edition of Notes, the Wheeler Centre’s digital publishing series. For this edition, participants in our 2020 podcast development programme, Signal Boost have created audio stories around the theme 'Order'. It’s a word that brings to mind structure, organisation, command or s…
 
Art: Kate Banazi Across three episodes, we’re bringing you a special audio edition of Notes, the Wheeler Centre’s digital publishing series. For this edition, participants in our 2020 podcast development programme, Signal Boost have created audio stories around the theme 'Order'. It’s a word that brings to mind structure, organisation, command or s…
 
Art: Kate Banazi Across three episodes, we’re bringing you a special audio edition of Notes, the Wheeler Centre’s digital publishing series. For this edition, participants in our 2020 podcast development programme, Signal Boost have created audio stories around the theme 'Order'. It’s a word that brings to mind structure, organisation, command or s…
 
The energy and transport revolution is already well underway. If you are involved in the supply chain in these sectors get ready for some serious disruption. Let’s be very clear, business as usual is not an option. The electrification and decarbonisation of heating and transport is going to have a huge impact on the electricity distribution system.…
 
There’s a revolution taking place in the energy and transport sectors. By 2050 the UK will be a carbon neutral economy. By 2030 there will be no more sales of diesel or electric cars. By the end of 2021 PWC predict most of the UK’s energy will come from renewable sources and 1 in 8 new cars will be electric. Of all the regions on the world the Midl…
 
If you live with an illness for long enough, you become something of an expert in it – at the very least, in how it affects your body. Sometimes, though, doctors don’t take your expertise seriously. They’re the experts, after all, and they’re used to having the power in these interactions. This is why it's important to learn how to advocate for you…
 
Robin Wall Kimmerer and Tara June Winch ‘When a language dies, so much more than words are lost,’ the botanist and writer Robin Wall Kimmerer has said. ‘Language is the dwelling place of ideas that do not exist anywhere else.’ In our Broadly Speaking talk on translation and language, we bring together two First Nations writers whose work reflects o…
 
Photo of Kaitlyn Blythe Did you know that Halle Berry is diabetic? Izzie's dad once told them that and they've never fact-checked it. They think he meant it to be encouraging, like, 'Hey, you’ll be okay, see? Catwoman has diabetes,' but unfortunately that movie was terrible. In this episode of Pill Pop, hosts Silvi and Izzie speak with writer and p…
 
Sadly, Lara Irvine passed away before this episode was released. The interview is being released in accordance with her family's wishes and to honour Lara's memory. Lara Irvine and her dog So you’ve got your diagnosis down pat, you’ve found a doctor – or team of doctors – who have helped get your illness under control, and you’ve worked out you’re …
 
Take Home Reading is a new short-form audio series for readers and writers – shining a spotlight on Australian writers with recently released books. In each instalment, you’ll be introduced to a writer, learn a little about what they’ve been reading lately, and hear a short reading from their latest work. In this episode we’re talking to Katerina B…
 
Sally Warhaft and George Megalogenis Remember March 2020? When Australian borders closed, when we saw the first round of social restrictions? When the disturbing and surreal realities of COVID-19 finally hit home across Australia? March! We were so young. Back then, Sally Warhaft caught up with George Megalogenis for a Fifth Estate conversation abo…
 
What might the economic and social upheavals of 2020 mean for climate policy in Australia? For this Fifth Estate conversation, host Sally Warhaft brings together Judith Brett and Marian Wilkinson – two writers who have undertaken in-depth research into the resource economy and Australian climate scepticism. Brett's recent Quarterly Essay, 'The Coal…
 
Take Home Reading is a new short-form audio series for readers and writers – shining a spotlight on Australian writers with recently released books. In each instalment, you’ll be introduced to a writer, learn a little about what they’ve been reading lately, and hear a short reading from their latest work. In this episode we’re talking to Craig Silv…
 
Take Home Reading is a new short-form audio series for readers and writers – shining a spotlight on Australian writers with recently released books. In each instalment, you’ll be introduced to a writer, learn a little about what they’ve been reading lately, and hear a short reading from their latest work. In this episode we’re talking to Chris Flyn…
 
Take Home Reading is a new short-form audio series for readers and writers – shining a spotlight on Australian writers with recently released books. In each instalment, you’ll be introduced to a writer, learn a little about what they’ve been reading lately, and hear a short reading from their latest work. In this episode we’re talking to Rawah Arja…
 
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