public policy

Episode 46      23 min 36 sec
The Human Hand in Climate Change

Prof David Karoly

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Prof David Karoly calculates the human-caused contribution to climate change. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 41      21 min 27 sec
Drinking The Same Water Twice -- Potable Water From Waste

Prof Peter Scales
Prof David Fox

Prof Peter Scales demystifies the process of recovering potable water from waste water, while Prof David Fox compares the cost of recycling with desalination. With Up Close science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 34      16 min 08 sec
Cities and Extreme Events

Assoc Prof Priyan Mendis
Assoc Prof Nick Haritos

Assoc Profs Priyan Mendis and Nick Haritos reveal how cities stand up to extreme events like explosive blasts and tsunamis. With Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 31      13 min 22 sec
Genetic Testing and Young People

Dr Rony Duncan

Dr Rony Duncan discusses the ethical issues surrounding genetic testing of young people. With host Dr Shane Huntington. This episode concludes our "Summer Season of Science". Up Close will resume its regular programming with the next episode.

Episode 28      28 min 17 sec
Post-Natal Depression Across Cultures

Assoc Prof Jane Fisher
Dr Tran Tuan

Post-natal, or perinatal, depression is found beyond the wealthy, Europeanised societies with which this phenomenon is usually associated. In this podcast, Assoc Prof Jane Fisher of the Key Centre for Women's Health discusses PND and its incidence in poorer countries, especially Vietnam. With host Sian Prior.

Episode 22      31 min 12 sec
Geopolitics of Climate Change

Dr Peter Christoff

Dr Peter Christoff explores the global politics of climate change with Sian Prior.

Guest: Dr Peter Christoff, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry.

Topic: Geopolitics of Climate Change

Episode 20      26 min 43 sec
Genetically modified (GM) crops: the wheat from the chaff

Prof Rick Roush

Professor Rick Roush examines the realities and myths around Genetically Modified (GM) or transgenic Crops. With Dr Shane Huntington.

Guest: Professor Rick Roush, Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Resources.

Topic: Genetically modified crops: the wheat from the chaff

Episode 19      30 min 32 sec
Individual Privacy vs Public Benefit in Health (Medical) Informatics

Professor Loane Skene
Assoc Prof Jim Black

Prof Loane Skene and Assoc Prof Jim Black discuss the debate on medical informatics with Sian Prior

Guests:

Professor Loane Skene, Chair of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, and Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Assoc Prof Jim Black, Epidemiologist and Public Health Physician at the Nossal Institute for Global Health

Topic: Individual Privacy vs Public Benefit in Health (Medical) Informatics

Episode 17      20 min 17 sec
Post-compulsory Education for a Knowledge Economy

Assoc Prof John Polesel

Assoc Prof John Polesel discusses the changing job markets in Australia and overseas brought about by the so-called "knowledge economy", its effect on young people, and the need to change perceptions about Vocation Education and Training.

Guest: Assoc Prof John Polesel the Centre for Post-Compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning (CPELL)

Topic: Post-compulsory Education for a Knowledge Economy

Episode 15      26 min 44 sec
Crystal Meth (Ice) Use - Myths and Realities

Assoc Prof John Fitzgerald
Dr Frances Bramwell
Assoc Prof John Fitzgerald and Dr Frances Bramwell discuss the myths and realities of the use of crystal methamphetamine, also known as "ice". Presented by Sian Prior.