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PODCAST: A Window into Contemporary Indian Society

September 30, 2011 by

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Politics students at La Trobe University participated in a workshop on key issues in contemporary Indian society with Dr Peter Friedlander from La Trobe University in Melbourne, who discussed regional identity in India, and Simmi Kaur from Wodonga Senior Secondary College, who talked about changes in modern Indian society.

PODCAST: Revolutions in the Middle East — Presentation by Dr Luca Anceschi

April 14, 2011 by

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Watchers of international affairs cannot help but be mesmerised by the rebellions that have unfolded across the Middle East in 2011. In this instalment of the podcast, we are fortunate to be joined by Dr Luca Anceschi from La Trobe University in Melbourne. On Monday 11th April, Luca made a presentation at the LTU Albury-Wodonga campus entitled Revolutions in the Middle East, for second and third year Bachelor of Arts students taking the subject International Relations of the Middle East.

PODCAST: Interview with Heather Bruer from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition

April 1, 2011 by

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Our guest on the podcast today, Heather Bruer from the Australian Youth Climate Coaltion (AYCC), is a 21 year old Economics student at the University of Adelaide and is currently co-director of the AYCC in South Australia. In December 2010 Heather was part of the Australian Youth Delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Council of Parties 16 (COP16) climate talks in Cancún, Mexico. In the podcast, Heather talks about her experiences at COP16 in Cancún, the reasons she became a climate activist and the moral imperative for young people to engage with the politics of climate change, as well as her thoughts on the current carbon pricing debate in Australia.

PODCAST: Wodonga & Albury Toward Climate Health — An Interview with Lizette Salmon

December 9, 2010 by

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Lizette Salmon from Wodonga & Albury Towards Climate Health (WATCH). WATCH is an apolitical community group which advocates for sustainable climate solutions through engagement with political leaders and the local community. It promotes activities and events in the local community to meet, discuss, establish informed views and take appropriate action on climate change.

PODCAST: A Snapshot of Rising China — An Interview with Dr James Leibold

November 30, 2010 by

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In this edition of the Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast we discuss contemporary China with Dr James Leibold, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Asian Studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne. In this discussion with Our Voice’s Martin Dickens, James takes us on a journey from China’s tumultuous republican period in the early 20th century, […]

PODCAST: The Commonwealth Games as a Window into Indian Society — An Interview with Dr Yamini Narayanan

November 19, 2010 by

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This installment of the Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast features Dr Yamini Narayanan from La Trobe University in Melbourne, in conversation with Our Voice’s Sophie Buckle.  In this discussion, Yamini and Sophie look at the recent Delhi Commonwealth Games as a case study to examine contemporary Indian society. DOWNLOAD: Interview with Yamini Narayanan Dr Yamini […]

PODCAST: An Interview with Bruce Pennay — The Role of the Border Region in Our National Story

November 10, 2010 by

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On this podcast, Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga is privileged to talk local history with Professor Bruce Pennay OAM. Bruce Pennay is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at Charles Sturt University, Thurgoona Campus. In a fascinating discussion, Bruce takes us back in time to examine some key periods of local history with great significance to the story of Australia: the gold rush, federation, and the post-World War II migrant influx—in which we touch on the border region’s rich migrant history, antagonistic water politics dating back to the 19th century, and much more.

PODCAST: Healthy Mind, Healthy Community, Healthy World — An Interview with Marie Jackson

September 26, 2010 by

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One of the enjoyable aspects of administering Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga has been the opportunity it has given me to interview all kinds of interesting people from across the local community. One of those interesting people is today's guest, Marie Jackson. Marie is a local legend, best known through her role as a much-loved DRU Yoga instructor in Wodonga. She has been nominated for Australian of the Year for her community work and has a wealth of wisdom to share on many matters spiritual, emotional and practical. We cover a lot of terrain in this discussion, but it is a fascinating journey...

PODCAST: ‘Bike the Earth’…An inspirational journey for a sustainable planet

August 2, 2010 by

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You’re in for a treat here.  Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga caught up with Chris Le Breton and Roland Smith, who have just set off on an epic cycling journey called Bike the Earth to draw attention to new ideas and solutions for creating a sustainable society.  Chris and Roland discuss their goals for the trip, […]