Up Close Research Talk Show https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episodes/rss Research · Opinion · Analysis en #405: What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district? https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/405-what-are-keys-successful-urban-innovation-district <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Urban thinker Julie Wagner describes how so-called innovation districts in cities around the world evolve or are planned, and how their reliance on the physical and the local — in even the most high tech of industries — serves to foster creativity and collaboration. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep405_20171020_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(37.5 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/405-what-are-keys-successful-urban-innovation-district?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/405-what-are-keys-successful-urban-innovation-district?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/405-what-are-keys-successful-urban-innovation-district" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia cities design development economics Europe geography innovation planning public policy Society Up Close digest urban USA work Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1102 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #404: Getting cancer care to better reflect patients' lived experience https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/404-getting-cancer-care-better-reflect-patients-lived-experience <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How does a cancer patient's experience of illness help to inform their treatment? Clinical and research oncologist Associate Professor Lidia Schapira explains how health outcomes for cancer patients rely not only on timely diagnosis and medical intervention but on factors such as patients' cognitive and emotional experiences, as well as communications in the clinic. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep404_20171006_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(32.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/404-getting-cancer-care-better-reflect-patients-lived-experience?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/404-getting-cancer-care-better-reflect-patients-lived-experience?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/404-getting-cancer-care-better-reflect-patients-lived-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cancer health health education medicine personalized medicine Science Society therapy Up Close digest Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1101 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #403: Copping it globally: The rise and reach of transnational policing https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/403-copping-it-globally-rise-and-reach-transnational-policing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Criminologist Ben Bowling on how policing is increasingly crossing national borders, chasing globalized crime and cyber offenses, and raising serious questions about governance and public accountability. Ben also examines issues around stop-and-search police powers in the global context. Presented by Peter Clarke.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep403_20170922_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(36.5 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/403-copping-it-globally-rise-and-reach-transnational-policing?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/403-copping-it-globally-rise-and-reach-transnational-policing?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/403-copping-it-globally-rise-and-reach-transnational-policing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime cyber security geography globalisation government law public policy security social justice Society Up Close digest Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1100 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #402: Silent killer: Coming to grips with an emerging epidemic of viral hepatitis https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/402-silent-killer-coming-grips-emerging-epidemic-viral-hepatitis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Infectious diseases expert and epidemiologist Dr Ben Cowie explains why viral hepatitis is fast becoming a hidden epidemic with significant public health consequences. Most people with chronic hepatitis types B and C aren't even aware they have the diseases as they show no obvious symptoms or signs, yet they risk severe illness or liver damage. So how is the global health community targeting hepatitis, and how to to grow awareness in a largely unsuspecting public? Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep402_20170908_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(33.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/402-silent-killer-coming-grips-emerging-epidemic-viral-hepatitis?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/402-silent-killer-coming-grips-emerging-epidemic-viral-hepatitis?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/402-silent-killer-coming-grips-emerging-epidemic-viral-hepatitis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> biology drug use epidemiology health health education indigenous indigenous health medicine public health public policy Science Society Up Close digest Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1099 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #401: Why feeling pain is key to our happiness https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/401-why-feeling-pain-key-our-happiness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Research psychologist Brock Bastian argues that a willingness to experience pain is crucial to our pursuit of genuine happiness, and that our efforts to escape unpleasantness or seek out only the positive in fact weaken us in managing life's inevitable difficulties. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep401_20170825_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(32.3 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/401-why-feeling-pain-key-our-happiness?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/401-why-feeling-pain-key-our-happiness?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/401-why-feeling-pain-key-our-happiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behavior health mental health psychology Science Society Up Close digest Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1098 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #400: Phantom democracies: John Keane on the New Global Despotism https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/400-phantom-democracies-john-keane-new-global-despotism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Political scientist and author John Keane on the recent proliferation of corrupt political regimes that employ democratic rhetoric, staged elections, social media and economic growth to cultivate public loyalty and give the appearance of legitimacy. Presented by Peter Mares.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep400_20170811_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(39.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/400-phantom-democracies-john-keane-new-global-despotism?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/400-phantom-democracies-john-keane-new-global-despotism?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/400-phantom-democracies-john-keane-new-global-despotism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China democracy economics Europe government leadership media politics Russia Society Up Close digest USA Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1097 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #399: How attitudes disable: Rethinking our assumptions about people with impairments https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/399-how-attitudes-disable-rethinking-our-assumptions-about-people-impairments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Social epidemiologist Prof. Eric Emerson argues that "disability" and "being disabled" really refer to the effects of social and economic marginalisation of people with certain types of physical or mental impairments, and not the personal impact of the impairments themselves. While some societies have made strides in improving the lives of the people with impairments, we have yet to tackle our fundamental assumptions about disability and how it arises from the interaction between health conditions and the society in which we live. Presented by Lynne Haultain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep399_20170728_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(25.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/399-how-attitudes-disable-rethinking-our-assumptions-about-people-impairments?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/399-how-attitudes-disable-rethinking-our-assumptions-about-people-impairments?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/399-how-attitudes-disable-rethinking-our-assumptions-about-people-impairments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> disability economics epidemiology government health language public health public policy social justice Society Up Close digest Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1096 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #398: The baby makers: The science behind healthier embryos and better IVF https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/398-baby-makers-science-behind-healthier-embryos-and-better-ivf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Reproductive biologist Professor David Gardner explains what we're still learning about healthy embryo development, how it's being applied to improve IVF technologies, and the unexpected insights it may offer into how cells implant themselves and proliferate -- including how cancers take hold. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep398_20170714_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.6 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/398-baby-makers-science-behind-healthier-embryos-and-better-ivf?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/398-baby-makers-science-behind-healthier-embryos-and-better-ivf?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/398-baby-makers-science-behind-healthier-embryos-and-better-ivf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> biology cancer genetics genomics health health education medicine public health Science Up Close digest Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1095 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #397: Embracing the finite: Making our way in an era of dwindling natural resources https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/397-embracing-finite-making-our-way-era-dwindling-natural-resources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ecologist Prof. Peter Vitousek explores how living in the Anthropocene, a time in which human activity has become the key driver of planetary health, will force us to make our way with diminished natural resources. Peter also asks what we can learn from the historical experience of Pacific Islanders, whose cultural and agricultural practices were shaped by a profound understanding that their immediate horizons were in fact the very limits of their worlds. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep397_20170630_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/397-embracing-finite-making-our-way-era-dwindling-natural-resources?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/397-embracing-finite-making-our-way-era-dwindling-natural-resources?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/397-embracing-finite-making-our-way-era-dwindling-natural-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> agriculture biodiversity climate environment food security geography history indigenous Science Society sustainability Up Close digest Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1094 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #396: Rivers as persons: What it means to give legal rights to nature https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/396-rivers-persons-what-it-means-give-legal-rights-nature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Environmental law researcher Erin O'Donnell and economist Julia Talbot-Jones explain what's behind recent moves to give legal personhood to rivers in India, New Zealand and elsewhere. With philosophical roots going back decades, new legal and legislative developments granting personhood to nature seek both to recognise indigenous or religious claims as well as provide new avenues for environmental protection. But what does this mean, and how will giving rights to nature be enforced? Can rivers now bring lawsuits, and can we, in turn, sue them? Presented by Lynne Haultain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep396_20170616_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(33.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/396-rivers-persons-what-it-means-give-legal-rights-nature?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/396-rivers-persons-what-it-means-give-legal-rights-nature?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/396-rivers-persons-what-it-means-give-legal-rights-nature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Australia environment government India indigenous law public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1093 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #395: China in Africa: Who benefits? https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/395-china-africa-who-benefits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Economist Dr Lauren Johnston examines the evolving political and economic relationships between China and Africa, and how the East Asia giant is adapting its own model of aid, trade and investment to grow regional African markets and economies while securing a rising supply of energy and mineral resources for itself. Presented by Peter Clarke.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep395_20170602_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(32.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/395-china-africa-who-benefits?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/395-china-africa-who-benefits?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/395-china-africa-who-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Asia business China development economics energy environment globalisation history markets politics Society trade Up Close digest Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1092 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #394: What's killing women? Sex disparity and the shifting landscape of age-related disease https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/394-what-s-killing-women-sex-disparity-and-shifting-landscape-age-related-disease <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Population health researcher Professor Cassandra Szoeke outlines what ails women as they grow older, how men differ from women in age-related diseases, and how public awareness and personal lifestyle change have been shown to have a positive impact on women's quality of life in their later years. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep394_20170519_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(27.6 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/394-what-s-killing-women-sex-disparity-and-shifting-landscape-age-related-disease?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/394-what-s-killing-women-sex-disparity-and-shifting-landscape-age-related-disease?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/394-what-s-killing-women-sex-disparity-and-shifting-landscape-age-related-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ageing Australia epidemiology gender genetics health health education medicine public health Science Up Close digest women Thu, 18 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1091 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #393: Antagonize your ageing: The science behind living healthier for longer https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/393-antagonize-your-ageing-science-behind-living-healthier-longer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span><span>Geriatrician Professor Andrea Maier describes what happens to our cells as we age, and explains the causes of age-related diseases. She also discusses how positive lifestyle choices and preventive medical interventions can help us live healthier for longer. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep393_20170505_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(30.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/393-antagonize-your-ageing-science-behind-living-healthier-longer?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/393-antagonize-your-ageing-science-behind-living-healthier-longer?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/393-antagonize-your-ageing-science-behind-living-healthier-longer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behavior biology genetics health education medicine public health Up Close digest Thu, 04 May 2017 12:04:38 +0000 kp 1090 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #392: Feeding the 9 billion: Inconvenient truths about global food security https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/392-feeding-9-billion-inconvenient-truths-about-global-food-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span><span>Sustainable agriculture expert Prof Tim Reeves discusses the profound changes required in agricultural practice, public policy and consumer behavior if we are to feed <span>earth’s ever-growing human population that is projected to exceed 9 billion in 2050</span>. Business as usual won’t pass muster anymore. With host Dr Andi Horvath.</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep392_20170421_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(34.4 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/392-feeding-9-billion-inconvenient-truths-about-global-food-security?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/392-feeding-9-billion-inconvenient-truths-about-global-food-security?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/392-feeding-9-billion-inconvenient-truths-about-global-food-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> agriculture agriculture food security Up Close digest Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:09:22 +0000 kp 1089 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #391: Not the highest bidder: China’s crony capitalism and the large scale looting of public assets https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/391-not-highest-bidder-china-s-crony-capitalism-and-large-scale-looting-public-assets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Governance expert Prof Minxin Pei describes how collusion between China’s political and business elites have resulted in the privatization of public assets for enormous personal gain. He also explains why the current crackdown on corruption is but a band-aid and that a free media and liberal democracy may be the key elements to a lasting solution. Presented by Peter Clarke.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep391_20170407_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(38.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/391-not-highest-bidder-china-s-crony-capitalism-and-large-scale-looting-public-assets?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/391-not-highest-bidder-china-s-crony-capitalism-and-large-scale-looting-public-assets?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/391-not-highest-bidder-china-s-crony-capitalism-and-large-scale-looting-public-assets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China crime democracy Society Up Close digest Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:46:21 +0000 kp 1088 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #390: The human cost of hate: The lasting damage caused by homophobia and transphobia https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/390-human-cost-hate-lasting-damage-caused-homophobia-and-transphobia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Psychiatric epidemiologist Professor Michael King discusses the devastating psychological harm suffered by victims of homophobia and transphobia. He also examines the role of families, governments and religion in curbing the problem. Presented by Lynne Haultain.</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep390_20170324_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(23.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/390-human-cost-hate-lasting-damage-caused-homophobia-and-transphobia?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/390-human-cost-hate-lasting-damage-caused-homophobia-and-transphobia?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/390-human-cost-hate-lasting-damage-caused-homophobia-and-transphobia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behavior epidemiology gender human rights psychology public health Society Up Close digest Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:04:05 +0000 kp 1087 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #389: Genetic find and replace with CRISPR: Technology that will revolutionize medicine and agriculture https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/389-genetic-find-and-replace-crispr-technology-will-revolutionize-medicine-and-agriculture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Molecular biologist Prof Jacob Corn describes how gene editing is carried out with CRISPR-Cas9. He explains why this technology has the potential of revolutionizing the treatment of diseases such as sickle cell anemia and malaria. Besides human health, CRISPR-Cas9 can also contribute to improving agriculture and, consequently, food security. Jacob also discusses the possible ethical challenges posed by the widespread application of gene editing. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep389_20170310_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(35.3 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/389-genetic-find-and-replace-crispr-technology-will-revolutionize-medicine-and-agriculture?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/389-genetic-find-and-replace-crispr-technology-will-revolutionize-medicine-and-agriculture?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/389-genetic-find-and-replace-crispr-technology-will-revolutionize-medicine-and-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> agriculture agriculture biology genetically modified genetics genomics health Up Close digest Tue, 07 Mar 2017 04:52:00 +0000 kp 1086 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #388: The power of a warm welcome: Forging a humanitarian response to refugees amid negative media imagery https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/388-power-warm-welcome-forging-humanitarian-response-refugees-amid-negative-media-imagery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Are refugees fleeing persecution today generally seen as people who need help, or problems to be pushed away? Migration and refugee researcher Prof. Uma Kothari discusses how media representations of asylum seekers influence us in how we attend and respond to the plight of individuals and groups fleeing their countries in search of safety. Presented by Peter Mares.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep388_20170224_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(31.3 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/388-power-warm-welcome-forging-humanitarian-response-refugees-amid-negative-media-imagery?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/388-power-warm-welcome-forging-humanitarian-response-refugees-amid-negative-media-imagery?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/388-power-warm-welcome-forging-humanitarian-response-refugees-amid-negative-media-imagery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia ethics Europe geography human rights middle east migration politics public policy refugees Society UK Up Close digest Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1085 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #387: Team positive: Taking the science of wellbeing to a systems level https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/387-team-positive-taking-science-wellbeing-systems-level <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Research psychologist Associate Professor Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology and wellbeing literacy, once largely focused on the individual, are being taken to a group level to promote healthier, more skillful interactions in organisations and human networks. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep387_20170210_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/387-team-positive-taking-science-wellbeing-systems-level?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/387-team-positive-taking-science-wellbeing-systems-level?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/387-team-positive-taking-science-wellbeing-systems-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> education health language mental health psychology public policy Society Up Close digest work Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1084 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #386: Global warming's companion crisis: Reactive nitrogen and its threat to human and planetary health https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/386-global-warming-s-companion-crisis-reactive-nitrogen-and-its-threat-human-and-planetary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Environmental physicist Prof Mark Sutton explains how our fast growing "nitrogen footprint" from agriculture and industry is reaching crisis levels as reactive nitrogen pollutes our air and soil and is a direct threat to human health. A leading researcher and advisor on nitrogen policy, Prof Sutton argues that smarter nitrogen management is not only a health and environmental priority but will prevent continued enormous economic losses. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep386_20170127_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(33.6 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/386-global-warming-s-companion-crisis-reactive-nitrogen-and-its-threat-human-and-planetary?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/386-global-warming-s-companion-crisis-reactive-nitrogen-and-its-threat-human-and-planetary?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/386-global-warming-s-companion-crisis-reactive-nitrogen-and-its-threat-human-and-planetary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> agriculture agriculture animals China climate environment Europe India management public health public policy Science sustainability UK Up Close digest Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1083 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #385: Outbreak! Human pandemics and how to manage the inevitable https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/385-outbreak-human-pandemics-and-how-manage-inevitable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Virologist Eddie Holmes explains how viral and bacterial pandemics of the type that spawned the Black Death and Ebola remain an unpredictable and inevitable part of our future. Professor Holmes describes how new technologies like genomic sequencing help us explore the origins and evolution of pathogens linked to pandemics as far back as Ancient Rome, and how evolving biosecurity and surveillance systems offer us a chance of containing outbreaks. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep385_20170113_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(27.9 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/385-outbreak-human-pandemics-and-how-manage-inevitable?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/385-outbreak-human-pandemics-and-how-manage-inevitable?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/385-outbreak-human-pandemics-and-how-manage-inevitable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa animals Asia Australia biology birds China climate Europe genomics health malaria medicine public health public policy Science Up Close digest Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1082 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #384: Exploring the impact of city lights on birds, and building better detergents https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/384-exploring-impact-city-lights-birds-and-building-better-detergents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In our annual PhD episode, we chat with two young researchers on their diverse investigations. We hear from bioscientist Anne Aulsebrook, who is looking at how urban lighting and light pollution is impacting the health and behaviour of wild birds that make their home in our cities. We also speak to chemical engineer Mitchell Nothling about his research into how enzymes like those found in our digestive systems could be harnessed to create sustainable and more efficient detergents. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep384_20161230_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(20.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/384-exploring-impact-city-lights-birds-and-building-better-detergents?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/384-exploring-impact-city-lights-birds-and-building-better-detergents?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/384-exploring-impact-city-lights-birds-and-building-better-detergents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> animals biology birds chemical engineering cities engineering environment health innovation Science Up Close digest urban wildlife Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1081 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #383: Crimes of state: When a nation goes from protector to perpetrator https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/383-crimes-state-when-nation-goes-protector-perpetrator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Criminologist Penny Green explains how states, entrusted to define crimes and enforce the laws that deter them, can themselves be complicit in the worst social harms. Professor Green is director of the International State Crime Initiative, which seeks to understand how states can become perpetrators rather than protectors, and how civil society groups can be enlisted to fight back. Presented by Lynne Haultain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep383_20161216_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(31.0 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/383-crimes-state-when-nation-goes-protector-perpetrator?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/383-crimes-state-when-nation-goes-protector-perpetrator?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/383-crimes-state-when-nation-goes-protector-perpetrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime ethics government law politics public policy Society Southeast Asia Up Close digest Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1080 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #382: Going viral: Global food security under threat from crop and livestock diseases https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/382-going-viral-global-food-security-under-threat-crop-and-livestock-diseases <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Virologist and infectious diseases expert Prof John Fazakerley details the myriad threats to the global food supply from pathogen infestations in crops and livestock, and how new genetic and surveillance technologies are lending hope to keeping them in check. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep382_20161202_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(30.6 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/382-going-viral-global-food-security-under-threat-crop-and-livestock-diseases?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/382-going-viral-global-food-security-under-threat-crop-and-livestock-diseases?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/382-going-viral-global-food-security-under-threat-crop-and-livestock-diseases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa agriculture animals Asia Australia biology birds climate economics environment Europe food security genetics globalisation health management public health public policy Science UK Up Close digest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1079 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #381: Let's get physical: Designing cities with our health in mind https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/381-let-s-get-physical-designing-cities-our-health-mind <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Urban public health researcher Prof Mark Stevenson describes the better human health outcomes to be had in cities that emphasize active transport modes like cycling and walking, while discouraging dependence on cars. Presented by Lynne Haultain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep381_20161118_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/381-let-s-get-physical-designing-cities-our-health-mind?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/381-let-s-get-physical-designing-cities-our-health-mind?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/381-let-s-get-physical-designing-cities-our-health-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia cities design environment Europe geography government health medicine planning politics public health public policy Science Society transport UK Up Close digest urban USA Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1078 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #380: Recovery from stroke: Harnessing the brain's capacity to overcome disability https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/380-recovery-stroke-harnessing-brain-s-capacity-overcome-disability <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Stroke rehabilitation researcher Prof. Julie Bernhardt discusses the state of the science in stroke recovery. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Prof Bernhardt and her team develop and test new exercises and rehabilitation measures that aim not only to reduce disability but promote recovery. This includes renewed attention to precise timing of therapeutic interventions, and to environmental enrichment of clinical spaces. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep380_20161104_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(32.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/380-recovery-stroke-harnessing-brain-s-capacity-overcome-disability?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/380-recovery-stroke-harnessing-brain-s-capacity-overcome-disability?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/380-recovery-stroke-harnessing-brain-s-capacity-overcome-disability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ageing brain biology health health education medicine neuroscience public health Science therapy Up Close digest Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1077 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #379: Old and in the way? Aging workers and generational battle lines in the workplace https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/379-old-and-way-aging-workers-and-generational-battle-lines-workplace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"></span><strong id="docs-internal-guid-7bd84530-db45-53ac-1880-2c8d9b3adcc6" style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">As populations in the developed economies continue to age due to longer life expectancies and lower birth rates, what will be the impact on the workplace? Is there a place for positive age discrimination at a time of high youth unemployment, or should the rights of all workers -- regardless of their years -- be respected? And to what extent do economics, culture and individual aspiration play into how societies decide how long one can or should work?</span></strong></p><p><strong id="docs-internal-guid-7bd84530-db45-53ac-1880-2c8d9b3adcc6" style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong id="docs-internal-guid-7bd84530-db45-53ac-1880-2c8d9b3adcc6" style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Industrial relations and elder law expert Professor Mia Rönnmar, from Lund University, joins host Lynne Haultain for an international perspective on the place and plight of older workers in the workforce.</span></strong></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep379_20161021_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(27.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/379-old-and-way-aging-workers-and-generational-battle-lines-workplace?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/379-old-and-way-aging-workers-and-generational-battle-lines-workplace?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/379-old-and-way-aging-workers-and-generational-battle-lines-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ageing economics Europe industrial relations law management public policy Society Up Close digest work Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1076 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #378: Show me the data: Sifting pseudoscience from the real thing https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/378-show-me-data-sifting-pseudoscience-real-thing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a world with a bewildering mix of fact and fiction, and in which social and mainstream media only add to the confusion, how do we separate out false or dubious claims from the well-founded and evidence-based? Research and clinical psychologist Prof Scott Lilienfeld joins science host Dr Andi Horvath to help us distinguish pseudoscience from the real thing by exploring popular myths that too often make fools of us.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep378_20161007_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(30.9 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/378-show-me-data-sifting-pseudoscience-real-thing?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/378-show-me-data-sifting-pseudoscience-real-thing?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/378-show-me-data-sifting-pseudoscience-real-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behavior education ethics higher education psychology Science Society Up Close digest Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1075 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #377: Ways of engaging: Challenging harmful ideologies in belief and practice https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/377-ways-engaging-challenging-harmful-ideologies-belief-and-practice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Philosopher and social theorist Prof Sally Haslanger outlines the persistence of ideologies like racism or sexism that entrench injustice or privilege, and how we might best combat deeply embedded misconceptions that endure in our societies in defiance of evidence or reasoned argument. Presented by Peter Mares.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep377_20160923_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/377-ways-engaging-challenging-harmful-ideologies-belief-and-practice?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/377-ways-engaging-challenging-harmful-ideologies-belief-and-practice?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/377-ways-engaging-challenging-harmful-ideologies-belief-and-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ethics gender language philosophy politics public policy Society Up Close digest USA Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1074 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #376: Jihad and 'just war': Twisting the law on the way to the battlefield https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/376-jihad-and-just-war-twisting-law-way-battlefield <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>International law expert Prof Naz Modirzadeh and political scientist Assoc Prof Andrew March explore how the United States and other governments contort and stretch international and domestic laws to accommodate the waging of war on non-state Islamist forces, and how those forces themselves invoke Islamic law to justify their actions. Presented by Lynne Haultain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep376_20160909_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(48.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/376-jihad-and-just-war-twisting-law-way-battlefield?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/376-jihad-and-just-war-twisting-law-way-battlefield?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/376-jihad-and-just-war-twisting-law-way-battlefield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> history Islam law middle east politics public policy religion security Society Up Close digest USA Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1073 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #375: Ear to the ground: Preparing for and recovering from earthquakes https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/375-ear-ground-preparing-and-recovering-earthquakes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Earthquake researcher Assoc Prof Mark Quigley explains the lessons learned from recent major earthquakes into how to better prepare regions at risk, the value of strong science communication to affected populations during crisis, and the importance of developing appropriate building codes in anticipation of the Next Big One. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep375_20160826_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.3 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/375-ear-ground-preparing-and-recovering-earthquakes?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/375-ear-ground-preparing-and-recovering-earthquakes?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/375-ear-ground-preparing-and-recovering-earthquakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> engineering environment geography geology natural history planning public policy Science Up Close digest Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1072 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #374: Not merely emotion: Reclaiming "passion" as a driver of human behavior https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/374-not-merely-emotion-reclaiming-passion-driver-human-behavior <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Philosopher of the emotions Prof Louis Charland argues that we need to reinstate the notion of "passion" in our understanding of human behaviour. Now little mentioned outside of the arts and self-help domains, passion has deep historical roots and may have important contemporary use as a lens through which to view certain psychiatric conditions. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep374_20160812_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(27.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/374-not-merely-emotion-reclaiming-passion-driver-human-behavior?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/374-not-merely-emotion-reclaiming-passion-driver-human-behavior?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/374-not-merely-emotion-reclaiming-passion-driver-human-behavior" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behavior health history language mental health philosophy psychiatry Society Up Close digest Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1071 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #373: Ongoing symptoms: Why isn't treatment for depression and anxiety leading to lower prevalence? https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/373-ongoing-symptoms-why-isn-t-treatment-depression-and-anxiety-leading-lower-prevalence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Public health researcher Prof Tony Jorm asks why prevalence of anxiety and depression in North America, Australia and elsewhere has not decreased despite a quarter century of more and better treatment for two of the world's most common mental health problems. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep373_20160729_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/373-ongoing-symptoms-why-isn-t-treatment-depression-and-anxiety-leading-lower-prevalence?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/373-ongoing-symptoms-why-isn-t-treatment-depression-and-anxiety-leading-lower-prevalence?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/373-ongoing-symptoms-why-isn-t-treatment-depression-and-anxiety-leading-lower-prevalence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> health health education medicine mental health psychiatry psychology public health Science Society therapy Up Close digest Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1070 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #372: The road to dignity: Philip Alston on freedom from poverty as a human right https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/372-road-dignity-philip-alston-freedom-poverty-human-right <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Is extreme poverty merely evidence of failed economic policy or should it also be seen as a breach of human rights? Legal scholar and UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston argues that the conversation around human rights has yet to take seriously how the world's very poor are excluded from a life of dignity -- underpinned by access to education, basic health care and housing -- while extreme inequality is itself in part sustained by the blocking of civil and political rights by elites. Presented by Peter Mares.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep372_20160715_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(37.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/372-road-dignity-philip-alston-freedom-poverty-human-right?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/372-road-dignity-philip-alston-freedom-poverty-human-right?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/372-road-dignity-philip-alston-freedom-poverty-human-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> development economics ethics globalisation human rights indigenous law politics public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1069 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #371: Slippery descent: Untangling the complexity of our evolutionary history https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Renowned paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood explains how continuing research into fossil and other evidence of our evolutionary history produces insights but also reveals how much we have yet to learn. How good, for example, are we at telling our recent ancestors and close relatives from those of the apes? How can we know how many species preceded our own? And can we tell which of those species are our ancestors, and which are non-ancestral close relatives? Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep371_20160701_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(30.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa biology evolution genomics history natural history Science species Up Close digest Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1068 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #370: Twin engines of truth? How science and law interact to construct our world https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Social science and legal scholar Prof Sheila Jasanoff discusses how science and the law interact or compete with one another in the formulation of public reason -- in the economy, the courts and the political landscape. Presented by Lynne Haultain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep370_20160617_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime democracy environment genetics law mental health public policy Science Society Up Close digest USA Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1067 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #369: The necessity of kindness: Altruism in animals and beyond https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Evolutionary biologist and historian of science Prof Lee Dugatkin joins Dr Andi Horvath to discuss displays of altruism in insects, animals and humans, and how the often harsh evolutionary imperatives of survival can actually accommodate, promote or depend on acts of kindness and justice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep369_20160603_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(35.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> animals behavior behavioural economics biology brain imaging ethics evolution neuro-imaging psychology Science Up Close digest wildlife Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1066 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #368: Decision neuroscience: Emerging insights into the way we choose https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Decision science researcher Prof Peter Bossaerts argues that investigating brain activity as we make decisions is generating new insights into how we deal with uncertainty and risk. Once the domain of economists and psychologists, the study of human decision-making is increasingly taking a neuron-level view, with implications well beyond economics and finance. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep368_20160520_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(29.0 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behavioural economics biology brain biology brain imaging business economics finance imaging marketing neuro-imaging neuroscience psychiatry psychology Science Society Up Close digest Thu, 19 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1065 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #367: Publish AND perish: Science and medical researchers under pressure https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Psychiatrist Joeri Tijdink discusses his research into how increasing pressures on science and medical researchers to win funding, achieve positive research results, and publish in highly esteemed journals may be linked to professional burnout and even research misconduct. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep367_20160506_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(17.4 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ethics Europe psychiatry psychology Science Society Up Close digest work Thu, 05 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1064 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #366: Beyond the caring boss: The powerful management style of Servant Leadership https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Management researcher Prof Robert C. Liden explains the organizational leadership approach of Servant Leadership, in which managers commit to exemplary treatment of employees, who in turn respond with excellent treatment of customers -- thus boosting customer loyalty, and raising corporate culture and performance. Liden argues that the empirical studies he and others are doing into this long-term, people-first management style clearly demonstrate its power to benefit and inspire stakeholders across the spectrum. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep366_20160422_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(24.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> business leadership management Society Up Close digest work Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1063 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #365: Managing transition: How do we prepare for complex social and environmental change? https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Transition management thinker Prof Jan Rotmans argues that there must be a radical shakeup of existing institutions and governing structures if we are to deal with the shared, complex challenges emerging in social, economic, energy and environmental realms. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep365_20160408_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> climate development energy environment Europe management planning public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1062 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #364: The end of sustainability: Realism and resilience in managing our natural resources https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Environmental legal scholar Prof. Robin Craig argues that the doctrine of sustainability in managing our natural resources fails to take into account an emerging age of ecological uncertainty. Instead, notions of sustainability and sustainable development need to make way for approaches based on resilience thinking, which attempts to factor in and adapt to coming large-scale social and ecological shifts brought about by climate change. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep364_20160325_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(29.4 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> climate development environment public policy Science Society species sustainability Up Close digest USA Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1061 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #363: The social life of algorithms: Shaping, and being shaped by, our world https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Informatics researcher Professor Paul Dourish explains how algorithms, as more than mere technical objects, guide our social lives and organization, and are themselves evolving products of human social actions. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep363_20160311_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> engineering info tech mathematics networks privacy Science Society Up Close digest Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1060 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #362: Costing us dearly: The toll of austerity policy on public health https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/362-costing-us-dearly-toll-austerity-policy-public-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oxford sociologist and political economist Prof. David Stuckler argues that austerity policies imposed by national governments in response to economic crises bring about increases in disturbing public health outcomes -- particularly among those societies' most vulnerable people -- while countries that opt for stimulus-based policies have demonstrably healthier outcomes. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep362_20160226_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(29.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/362-costing-us-dearly-toll-austerity-policy-public-health?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/362-costing-us-dearly-toll-austerity-policy-public-health?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/362-costing-us-dearly-toll-austerity-policy-public-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> economics Europe health history politics public health public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1059 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #361: Passions betrayed: The end of "doing what you love" in the workforce https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/361-passions-betrayed-end-doing-what-you-love-workforce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dr Miya Tokumitsu argues that young people "following their passion" into jobs and internships, in the creative industries and elsewhere, are more likely to be disappointed or exploited than on a path to fulfillment. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep361_20160212_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(25.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/361-passions-betrayed-end-doing-what-you-love-workforce?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/361-passions-betrayed-end-doing-what-you-love-workforce?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/361-passions-betrayed-end-doing-what-you-love-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> business ethics industrial relations management public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1058 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #001: Introducing a new podcast: In Pursuit -- Episode 1, Thought Controlled Futures https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/001-introducing-new-podcast-pursuit-1-thought-controlled-futures <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Up Close science host Dr Andi Horvath presents the first installment of a new podcast, In Pursuit. In this episode, Thought Controlled Futures, we talk to the people behind revolutionary technologies enabling people to control movement and manipulate objects using their thoughts alone. In particular, we take a look at the stentrode, a metal scaffold implanted in a blood vessel, that allows brain activity to be recorded and commands generated to control a full-body exoskeleton.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/inpursuit_ep001_20160209_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(18.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/001-introducing-new-podcast-pursuit-1-thought-controlled-futures?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/001-introducing-new-podcast-pursuit-1-thought-controlled-futures?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/001-introducing-new-podcast-pursuit-1-thought-controlled-futures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia bionics engineering medicine Science therapy Up Close digest Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1057 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #360: Can't give it up: The science behind addiction and the brain https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/360-can-t-give-it-up-science-behind-addiction-and-brain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Behavioral neuroscientist Prof Andrew Lawrence joins host Dr Andi Horvath to discuss addictive and compulsive behaviors around drug and alcohol use, the power of psychological dependence, and how the brains of addicts differ from those of the rest of us.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep360_20160129_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.9 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/360-can-t-give-it-up-science-behind-addiction-and-brain?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/360-can-t-give-it-up-science-behind-addiction-and-brain?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/360-can-t-give-it-up-science-behind-addiction-and-brain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> biology brain biology brain imaging drug use health health education medicine mental health neuro-imaging neuroscience Science Society therapy Up Close digest Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1056 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #359: Melody and mayhem: Music, law and the incitement to violence https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/359-melody-and-mayhem-music-law-and-incitement-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Legal scholar Dr James Parker discusses the complex intersection of sound and the law -- from musical incitement to violence, to sonic crowd control, to the very deliberate design of courtroom acoustics. Presented by Peter Clarke.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep359_20160115_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(36.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/359-melody-and-mayhem-music-law-and-incitement-violence?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/359-melody-and-mayhem-music-law-and-incitement-violence?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/359-melody-and-mayhem-music-law-and-incitement-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa crime law media music public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1055 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #358: Eavesdropping on the classroom: How new insights into student interactions can lead to better teaching https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/358-eavesdropping-classroom-how-new-insights-student-interactions-can-lead-better-teaching <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Educator and schools researcher Prof David Clarke discusses new understanding of student learning and success in maths and science, gathered from extensive observation of classroom interaction and negotiation styles. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep358_20160101_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(34.3 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/358-eavesdropping-classroom-how-new-insights-student-interactions-can-lead-better-teaching?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/358-eavesdropping-classroom-how-new-insights-student-interactions-can-lead-better-teaching?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/358-eavesdropping-classroom-how-new-insights-student-interactions-can-lead-better-teaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> education mathematics Society Up Close digest Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1054 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #357: Germ warfare: Young researchers seeking answers to diverse microbe threats https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/357-germ-warfare-young-researchers-seeking-answers-diverse-microbe-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In our annual PhD episode, two young science researchers discuss their investigations of microbes that threaten, respectively, human health and our food supply. We chat with Claire Gorrie about aspects of the drug-resistant bacterium <em>Klebsiella pneumoniae</em>, and how it's implicated in serious infections. And Rebecca Vandegeer tells us how the Barley Yellow Dwarf virus strips our wheat crops of their defences, posing a threat to food security. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="https://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep357_20151218_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(18.0 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/357-germ-warfare-young-researchers-seeking-answers-diverse-microbe-threats?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/357-germ-warfare-young-researchers-seeking-answers-diverse-microbe-threats?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/357-germ-warfare-young-researchers-seeking-answers-diverse-microbe-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> agriculture biology food security health medicine Science Up Close digest Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1053 at https://upclose.unimelb.edu.au