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Yes Minister!

Wed, 19 May 2021

There was no time for tea when The Honorable Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Urban Structures, Cities and the Arts visited 2RPH today, with an entourage including Jon Bisset, CEO of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and Senator Andrew Bragg. It was a great opportunity for Sancha Donald, General Manager of 2RPH, to discuss the role of community radio with the minister. 

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The Blind Scientist

Fri, 14 May 2021

The subject of a rousing Yorkshire musical more than 250 years after his death, Nicholas Saunderson survived the smallpox which permanently blinded him as a baby, to become one of the most distinguished scientists of the 18th Century. A mezzotint version of a portrait of this inspirational mathematician was recently sold, as Antiques Radio Show reveals, in the next episode.

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Buzz Words That Really Buzz

Fri, 7 May 2021

Meet Cindy Viranna, Head of Indigenous, Diversity and Inclusion at the ABC. In this insightful interview she discusses the nuts and bolts of culture change in Australia's much loved broadcaster with Inclusive Agenda presenter Vivian Shenker, who worked in the ABC newsroom in the late 1970s and 80s.

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Stalin's Wine Cellar

Thu, 6 May 2021

Three thousand dollar bottles of wine from the cellars of the last Tsar of Russia? That's the kind of buried treasure wine enthusiast John Baker couldn't resist when he set off to Georgia to hunt down Stalin's secret stash, worth an estimated $8 million....the resulting book has been shortlisted for the ABA Nielsen Booksellers Award for Non-fiction Book of the Year.

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Our Heroes

Thu, 6 May 2021

Next week on Animates we continue the wonderful reading by Monica Foltyn from Clare Balding's stories of the courageous, remarkable creatures who have changed our world for the better: from the dog that inspired Lassie to the bear that fought the Nazis.

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Big Cats Behind the Wheel

Fri, 30 April 2021

This week in 30 Laps with Dick? Get your jaguar on. The corrupt Ugandan President Idi Amin famously announced that he’d sold his E Type Jaguar and bought an F Type Rhinoceros. Dick also takes a gander at The Grenadier - the swanky new utility vehicle from Ineos Automotive.

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Reputations At Risk

Thu, 8 April 2021

In the next episode of People in Profile we feature the high-achieving lawyer about to represent Christian Porter in his defamation case against the ABC – a case that is shaping up to be one of the most keenly watched in recent history. Rebekah Giles is a true survivor whose confidence, commercial savvy, networking, and board work have earned her an unusual and high profile place in the Australian legal world and international recognition for her expertise in reputational risk. 

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An Accessibility Success Story

Wed, 7 April 2021

Tonight Limelight includes a deep dive into an innovative accessibility initiative that has changed the way we consume music forever. Find out how the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall responded to Covid by creating a new hybrid model, combining live-and-digital, to reach audiences around Australia.

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