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Media briefing on Obama's visit to Asia

16 April 2014

Experts from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney provided a briefing to media representatives on the forthcoming visit to Asia by US President Barack Obama and other aspects of US–Asian relations. Read more

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Wither the Tea Party

15 April 2014

US News & World Report

Happy birthday to the Tea Party! Five years after "Tax Day" protests brought together the movement's disparate parts, research associate Nicole Hemmer checks for a pulse.  Read article

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Notes on America: Obama in Asia, Foreign Policy Failures, and Transport-Oriented Development

15 April 2014

In this edition:

  • Obama visit strengthens Asia pivot
  • Follies and fiascos in US foreign policy
  • Livable communities, vibrant cities
  • Events and commentary
  • Read online

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The many faces of Labelle

14 April 2014

FBi Radio

In her regular music segment Without, lecturer Rebecca Sheehan discusses the landmark career of Labelle, a group whose career traversed three decades and the genres of doo-wop, funk, rock, soul and disco.  Listen online

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Sea pollution wasting MH370 searchers' time

11 April 2014

Adelaide Radio FiveAA

Searchers looking for the wreckage from Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 are being constantly waylaid by garbage strewn thoughout the world's oceans. Visiting scholar Tony Haymet discusses his research into the problem, including one particular patch off the shores of Hawaii. Listen online

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How garbage is making the search for MH370 tougher

11 April 2014

ABC NewsRadio

It isn't clear how much refuse is in the world's oceans, but tiny pieces of garbage are widespread throughout the seas, says visiting scholar Tony Haymet. The problem affects wildlife on a day-to-day basis, and is complicating the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370, but there's no known solution. Listen online

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Damning report on CIA torture techniques leaked

11 April 2014

ABC Radio PM

Associate professor Brendon O'Connor discusses the leaked US Senate report looking into CIA torture techniques during the War on Terror, saying the damning report confirms many of our worst suspicions about facilities such as Guantanamo Bay. Listen online

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Searching for MH370 survivors made harder because of sea pollution

11 April 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald

The search for the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has been made even more difficult by the huge amount of refuse floating in the Indian Ocean. Visiting scholar Tony Haymet, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, describes the extent of the problem of sea pollution. Read article

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A new Cold War?

11 April 2014

2SER Friday Daily

With China and Brazil emerging as new world powers, do the US and EU still have the diplomatic clout to manage standoffs such as the one between Russia and the Ukraine? Honourary professor Edward Blakely discusses the new limits of US power. Listen online

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Don Draper and American masculinity

11 April 2014

The Conversation

Lecturer Rodney Taveira goes looking for the men in Mad Men, as the acclaimed AMC drama returns to screens for its final season. What does the show and its inscrutable leading man have to say about American masculinity? Read article

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