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Temperatures Rising

The privatization of public health systems Radio New Internationalist has just landed in Dublin to join one of the leading lights in Irish community radio - Jack Byrne from NEAR FM - as he reports on a pressing public interest issue: plans to privatize his country's public health system. Ireland - like so many other countries around the world - is preparing to follow the health system operating in the United States. Yet the health outcomes of the US-system are horrendous.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Dreaming of a Fair Trade Christmas

This week, as the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, we examine some of the impacts our consumption patterns have on people and planet. We take a look at some of the food we eat, the clothes we wear and what gadgets we use and ask whether 'ethical shopping' is a way out of the quagmire. Today's co-host is New Internationalist co-editor Jess Worth who's done some research into the ethical shopping sector and has found that all is not as simple as it seems at first glance.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Too much hot air

Australians are, collectively, some of theworst greenhouse gas emitters in the world. And the cows aren't helping.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Climate 2030 - 12-part free seminar series in Adelaide, Australia

Hosted by the Research Institute forClimate Change and Sustainability, this series will explore theanticipated impacts of global climate change and strategies formitigation and adaptation.The seminars will be held in Napier LectureTheatre G04, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus,5-7 pm eachTuesdayduring the first semesterstarting 4 March 2008.Leadingresearchers, and guest speakers from government and industry, willaddress the following topics:.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Pathways to peace (part 1)

How the effects of violence are inherited...…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Pulp Friction

Whether youre living in the Rich World or Poor World, pulp is probably producing problems for people not too far from you. Were continuing to destroy trees that eat carbon dioxide one of the main greenhouse gases. Theres also a litany of other problems that follow the plantations that are grown to replace old growth the loss of food-supplies for the surrounding communities; the pollution of local water supplies; the promise of jobs at paper mills that only a few will ever get; and the…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Radio New Internationalist - Sultans of Spin

Public relations experts are manipulating information in favour of companies, governments and the rich at blinding speeds. Many communities are so resigned to this spin-doctoring that governments and officials who get caught-out lying still get elected. While conservative organizations are permitted to tear away at the truth, ordinary people are left on the sidelines wondering what to believe.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Cyber crimes

Next time youre downloading a film or music through the internet, spare a thought for Hew Griffiths, 44 years old, unemployed and now languishing in a jail half a world away from his home. Unlike most of the other inmates, hes not there for doing drugs, theft or assault. Rather, his crime was to belong to a group that cracked security codes of some of the United States biggest media moguls, giving group members access to software and games that - if downloaded - could have been accessed free of…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Musical unions

In just minutes, one song can deliver a powerful message that would take a book-load of words to explain. Unquestionably, some songs move our hearts and sympathies in a way that straight facts could never achieve. But while we have experienced how sound can enrich our lives, it can also move those who create it through a healing journey to a better place.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A growing issue: how can we secure food supplies?

Bryn Smith looks at ways to avert the coming crisis.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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