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'Homosexual fascism in Ukraine - that's what Putin is fighting". It's these corrupt practices that Putin is combating and he's doing it by the heavy promotion of Russian nationalism and the upholding of 'traditional Russian values'.

Big Ideas - Episode 70-Melbourne Writers Festival 2014: Masha Gessen - Putin

'Homosexual fascism in Ukraine - that's what Putin is fighting". It's these corrupt practices that Putin is combating and he's doing it by the heavy promotion of Russian nationalism and the upholding of 'traditional Russian values'.

Big Ideas - Episode 71-Melbourne Writers Festival 2014: Lydia Cacho - Slavery Inc

Lydia Cacho is a Mexican journalist who has made it her life's work investigating sexual slavery on a global scale. She has revealed the most extraordinary scale of the sexual slavery & her own personal story working in the field is both terrifying and inspiring.

Big Ideas - Episode 72-Jane Goodall in Conversation with Jennifer Byrne

Jane Goodall is one extraordinary human being. The English primatologist is now 80 but still spends about 300 days of the year travelling, working and talking up holistic programs on animals, humans and the environment.

Big Ideas - Episode 73-Boyer Lecture 2014: Suzanne Cory

Professor Suzanne Cory describes her career as "A lifelong love affair with DNA", she highlights the importance of researching and investing in biotechnology at the 2014 Boyer Lecture.

Big Ideas - Episode 74-Kenneth Myer Lecture 2014: Brian Schmidt

Nobel Prize winning Astronomer Brian Schmidt elaborates on how Science works and why we should fund it at the Kenneth Myer Lecture 2014.

Big Ideas - Episode 75- Melbourne Writers Festival 2014: Understanding Addiction

Having a former cop alongside a former addict on the panel works pretty well. They've both been on the frontline with prostitution, addiction and policing; but they have respectful differences. They tackle a broad range of issues a round drugs and addiction. Is decriminalisation part of the answer?

Big Ideas - Episode 76- Towards a World Without Dementia: Ita Buttrose

Dementia is probably one of the diseases we fear most. But this well informed panel talks preventative measures and care and it's not all gloomy by any means. Featuring dementia advocate Ita Buttrose

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