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1. Warwick Thornton's Darkside

Warwick Thornton's Darkside

The Darkside is his first feature-length film by award winning director Warwick Thornton since 2009’s Samson and Delilah. IT's a confronting, life-affirming headkick of a film - and it journeys into the dark side where ghosts aren’t imagined – they’re real. In 2011 Warwick and producer Kath Shelper put out a call through the ABC and the Indigenous media for contemporary Aboriginal ghost stories. But there was a catch. They had to have been experienced firsthand by the storyteller. Read more on Awaye Photo: Darkside Facebook page

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2. World Exclusive: Etude No. 19 by Philip Glass played by Sally Whitwell

World Exclusive: Etude No. 19 by Philip Glass played by Sally Whitwell

A world exclusive performance of Etude No. 19 by Philip Glass played by Australian pianist Sally Whitwell. Recorded by ABC Classic FM at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 16th February as part of the 2013 Festival of Perth. Read the article on Phillip Glass on The Music Show.

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3. Kate Tempest at the Sydney Writers' Festival

Kate Tempest at the Sydney Writers' Festival

British rapper, poet and playwright Kate Tempest gave a rousing opening speech at the 2016 Sydney Writers' Festival.

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4. Sir Ken Robinson: Internationally renowned thinker on creativity in education

Sir Ken Robinson: Internationally renowned thinker on creativity in education

Everyone born with creative capacities but lose them the more time we spend in the world. Sir Ken Robinson says the school system often discourages creativity by favouring academic measurement.

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5. How David fixed his wife’s fitness tracker

How David fixed his wife’s fitness tracker

When David’s wife complained that her fitness tracker was malfunctioning, he took to the internet in search of a solution. The solution he found was, to put it lightly, not the one they were expecting. Hear more: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/healthreport/witness-the-fitness/7297288 Photo credit: Vernon Chan/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/vernieman/14464256704/in/photolist-o3a6Ah-o53dHK-5Nmaya-4Nr2kd-Cpng41-DevUjT-D7ejy6-CF1RTp-CMoLDs-CMoLyY-Dccwpj-CMoLN5-CMoLJC-CF1RQt-DevUg6-CF1RPr-Dccwi7-CMoLwU-BHSBD2-BHKmSy-CxXQyv-C7KYjT-BHSEXB-CFg8F4-Ce8FD9-CFg7iK-CvGS2o-BHKhsS-BHKm5G-dFqZip-CiPQT6-CPnaii-D8pVNo-Bpkm7Y-ATXfeY-xpWFEG-CVsode-BPaqzN-BRtSwD-BpjV7h-BhX3qV-BhXVgT-BJbFMp-ATXHnq-BJbEvX-BFSKmN-AU3RiV-AU4P4x-BFThE9-BFSC8j

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6. Mental As: Overcoming depression with exercise – Eleanor Hall

Mental As: Overcoming depression with exercise – Eleanor Hall

The World Today presenter Eleanor Hall says there’s solid evidence that exercise can help recovery from depression. "It may be a panic attack or post-traumatic stress – mental illness will affect us all or someone we love at some point in our lives. It can happen at surprising times and in unexpected ways. Don't let someone you love suffer alone. The ABC's mental health week is helping to dispel the fear and stigma that persists about mental illness." http://www.abc.net.au/mentalas/

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7. Maya Angelou on her hopes for the world

Maya Angelou on her hopes for the world

Author and poet Maya Angelou, who died today aged 86, said last week that her hope for the world is that people can one day ‘look into each others’ faces and say “good morning” and mean it’. Fiona Croall and Alex McClintock chart one of the celebrated literary figure’s last interviews. Find out more at Books and Arts Daily. Image: Wikimedia Commons

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8. Antarctic blue whale song, +20 semitones

Antarctic blue whale song, +20 semitones

Dr Brian Miller from the Australian Antarctic Division kindly shares with RN some never-before-heard sounds recorded of the rare Antarctic blue whale's individual songs and group vocalisations. In this excerpt, the base whalesong has been pitch-shifted to be more audible. Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/antarctic-blue-whale-song-worlds-biggest-choir/6919222 Image: Ravas51/Flickr/CC/BY-SA 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8466311111/in/photolist-dU94ke-dU9dq2-dU9bhv-dU9aPr-utw2i-GYDiS-dU9dBa-GYDjm-rBVQho-AGRLi-qSZn8N-pWhAZT-qSUHcz-qABwNM-qAupem-qAvqg1-qSUGyF-qSUFPp-qT4PhM-qAup8Q-qAvpij-pW4H4J-pW4GWu-qSUFUe-qQLR4u-qABw7X-qQLQRL-pWhAa6-qAD6WB-qT4Q7T-qAurb7-qSZniC-qAupCh-pW4Hbs-pWhzMx-qAD7sM-pW4GdL-pWhB7B-qQLR3h-qSUG6r-pWhABZ-qT4PYg-qT4NBi-qAD8HT-qAuqhd-qABvCF-pWhA2a-qSZnGy-qAuqY3-qQLRwy

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9. Excerpt: Ani Choying Drolma on women's rights

Excerpt: Ani Choying Drolma on women's rights

She’s an international singing superstar and women’s rights activist who was discovered in a Himalayan convent. Ani Choying Drolma’s fan’s include Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt and Tracey Chapman, but her story has a dark beginning, she tells Geoff Wood. Image: Supplied http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/rhythmdivine/ani-choying-drolma-the-buddhist-rock-star-nun/6291634

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10. Searching for Sugar Man: Rodriguez in Australia

Searching for Sugar Man: Rodriguez in Australia

Detroit musician Rodriguez released two albums in the 1970s and they were embraced in South Africa and Australia, but not in the USA. By the early '80s, Rodriguez disappeared from the recording scene. It took a documentary-maker to 'find out' what happened to Rodriguez (amid rumours of his death), and the results have been stunning—sold out concerts in South Africa and now Australia, and the documentary Searching for Sugar Man was a 2013 Oscar winner. Maureen Cooney from RN's Music Show met Rodriguez backstage before his Melbourne concert and asked him whether he may record again for the first time in 40 years. Read more from Rodriguez.

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11. La Bottine Souriante - Reel Du Forgerou (2011 Live at Port Fairy Folk Festival)

La Bottine Souriante - Reel Du Forgerou (2011 Live at Port Fairy Folk Festival)

As part of the 40th anniversary of the Port Fairy Folk Festival, ABC RN's the Live Set is offering songs recorded at the festival. Title: Artist: La Bottine Souriante Composer: Trad arr Frechette Details: ABC RN live recording, 2011 Image: Flickr/Pete Grubb/CC-by-nc-sa-2.0

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12. Paul Robeson; star and human rights hero

Paul Robeson; star and human rights hero

He was the man the US government tried to erase from history. From the 1920s through the early 1960s there was a musical giant on the world scene, the legendary bass-baritone Paul Robeson. Part folk hero, part star of stage and screen, Big Paul became famous at a time when segregation was legal in the United States and black people couldn't get a meal in a New York cafe, let alone walk safely in the south. Find out more and listen to the documentary at 360documentaries.

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13. Mental As: The benefits of mindfulness - Todd Sampson

Mental As: The benefits of mindfulness - Todd Sampson

My Brain’s Todd Sampson on how there’s strong evidence on the benefits of mindfulness. "Just as the brain demands to be respected because of its unfathomable capability, so does mental illness. It's simply the other side of the coin that is equally scary, wondrous and important." http://www.abc.net.au/mentalas/

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14. John McLaughlin - Legends

John McLaughlin - Legends

John McLaughlin – Guitar legend From Miles to the Mahavishnu Orchestra and studying Indian classical music, guitarist and composer John McLaughlin was at the forefront of jazz fusion. Image: John McLaughlin at the Music Show Studios (Photo by James Kennedy)

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15. Jimmy Barnes reclaims Khe Sanh from Reclaim Australia

Jimmy Barnes reclaims Khe Sanh from Reclaim Australia

Former Cold Chisel front man Jimmy Barnes has condemned the use of his songs by right wing groups in a Facebook posting. Fran Kelly and James Carleton discuss the true meaning of Chisel. Find out more at RN Breakfast: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/ Image: ABC Open, Natalie Ord

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16. Excerpt: The healing brain

Excerpt: The healing brain

Dr Norman Doidge has travelled the world meeting people who have healed themselves using neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change in response to stimuli and experience. He told Lynne Malcolm how the concept may change the way we treat everything from ADD to Parkinson’s. Find out more at All in the Mind http://nucwed.aus.aunty.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-therapeutic-brain/6406736 Photo: Mariano Cuajao; Flickr.com/CC/by-nc-nd/2.0 https://flic.kr/p/q6exBc

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17. Excerpt: Warren Ellis on working with Nick Cave

Excerpt: Warren Ellis on working with Nick Cave

Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis cuts a manic figure on stage as the bearded, frenzied fiddler of Nick Cave’s band. Their 20-year collaboration also involves film scores, including three for Australian director John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road and Lawless). Their latest soundtrack is for the French film Far From Men, an adaptation of the Albert Camus short story The Guest. Jason Di Rosso caught up with Ellis, who lives in Paris with his wife and two children. Image: Wikimedia Commons

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18. An Antarctic blue whale symphony

An Antarctic blue whale symphony

Dr Brian Miller from the Australian Antarctic Division kindly shares with RN some never-before-heard sounds recorded of the rare Antarctic blue whale's individual songs and group vocalisations. This excerpt of whalesong is an group vocal aggregation, and can be spread out in the ocean by hundreds of kilometres. Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/antarctic-blue-whale-song-worlds-biggest-choir/6919222 Image: Fruchtzwerg/Flickr/CC/BY-NC-ND 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/fruchtzwergsworld/4575139515/in/photolist-7YhMzM-7Xr4XY-7RyU5d-5zBN5q-7HbTgm-aAj1F8-aAiYMz-5B2FXM-5FugbF-i5aVHt-qJYgWa-wmuCcB-wtTFUi-nAyTTr-5YrBmx-5zxDuV-aAiZHK-nMq7K1-d6oUwQ-nho2bN-q5S2Ke-9e2o4q-9dYioc-nwPEKu-84jXMZ-bp4PGg-8A5REB-8A8UDC-aDT3SC-aiKvrC-gcbvry-agQxJD-bjTQSv-qJPimo-q5oykf-atorKi-qJQzsb-atrseo-ppKKeb-8AdCed-q5Bahz-nho1Y5-atosR8-r2f36v-9RTqaU-c6uHjb-7jFqwU-A93E5o-fQqHjH-8A5Pi6

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19. Saraswati Veena - Jayanthi Kumaresh

Saraswati Veena - Jayanthi Kumaresh

Saraswarti veena- Jayanthi Kumaresh An exponent of this ancient 24 stringed instrument named after the Hindu goddess of learning Saraswati. The music performed is used mostly in the Carnatic classical music. First broadcast: 1/8/2015. Image: Wikipedia

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20. Up close with true crime

Up close with true crime

John Safran discusses what's important when writing a gripping true crime story with John Berendt author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Find out more at John Safran's True Crime.

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