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Argall, Janet

Works: 167 works in 176 publications in 1 language and 92 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Interviews 
Classifications: NK1390, 338.04
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Design for living ( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"No one knows what good design is any more. Is it a Philippe Starck hotel, a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes, a Mark Newson chair? And where do today's fashionable anti-good taste icons fit in - Bob Downe and Austin Powers, retro-sixties furniture, restaurants defiantly dishing up duck a l'orange an black forest gateau? Is good taste passe and good design old hat?"--ABC-TV Lateline program guide. Studio guests: Sir Terence Conrad, one of the world's leading designers; young Australian designer Marc Newson; and Judith O'Callaghan, Senior Curator of contemporary decorative arts and design at the Powerhouse Museum
Nothing ventured ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This program focusses on the problem that whilst Australians are leaders in research they are unable to turn science and innovation into business. The government considers business a key to competitiveness but there is a need to take chances and innovate to increase market shares and profits. The panel considers some of the difficulties and challenges surrounding this issue
Suffer the children ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Many children are victims of neglect and violence and parents make up the majority of child-abusers. This program discusses ways in which society can help to break the cycle of violence. Studio guests: Rhonda Stien, CEO, Burnside ; Professor Kim Oates, Chief Executive, New Children's Hospital, Westmead ; Susan Bastick, NSW President, Australian Family Association
New birth centre prompts debate ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The argument over whether childbirth should be made a medical or natural experience for parents and babies has been reborn. This time, the debate surrounds a new style of birth centre run entirely by midwives and presented as a more nurturing, less intrusive experience for both mother and child. But the new childbirth model established in NSW, which excludes doctors from the birthing suite altogether, is also being condemned by many of those doctors as an ill-conceived experiment, putting at risk the lives of babies and their mothers. Midwives counter that such alarmist warnings from doctors are motivated by professional snobbery and that the service only caters for women considered likely to give birth naturally without the need for medical intervention. Nick Grimm reports on a bruising public feud
War of words ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Examines the question of journalistic integrity and independence in war reporting. Having learnt from the disastrous effects of media coverage of the Vietnam War in the Sixties and Seventies, Western armed alliances nowadays seek to carefully manage media coverage of military operations. The Gulf War with its 'coralling' of journalists in press conferences set the scene which has been repeated in the 1998-1999 NATO bombings of Iraq and Kosovo. NATO atrocities against Kosovan civilians are considered with regard to NATO's efforts to conceal the truth from 'their' journalists, and the principle of journalistic freedom in war reporting is considered more broadly. Studio guests: Robert Fisk, widely-travelled British foreign correspondent ; Stephen Badsey, Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst ; and Philip Taylor, Director of the Institute of Communication Studies, Leeds University
Affairs of the heart ( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The present generation is the most married and the most divorced in history. The partnership between man and woman is the most basic unit of human existence but the nature of relationships is changing. This program asks whether we are really meant to be married for life or is serial monogamy the way of the future. Studio guests: Helen Fisher, Evolutionary Studies, Rutgers University ; Professor, Bob Montgomery, Psychology, Bond University ; Helen Wilkinson, Researcher, Demos 'Think Tank', UK
Universal truths ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Unlocking the mysteries of the origin, age and fate of the universe is one of the great abiding tasks for mankind and it's taking place in what many consider a golden age for astronomy. How close are we to discovering the answers? Lateline looks at advances in astronomy and other questions about cosmology including the value of the cosmological constant. Studio guests: Peter Spinks, author 'Wizards of Oz' ; Dr Brian Schmidt, High-Z Supernova team ; Professor Robert Kirshner, Harvard University
School's out ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
For centuries it's educated, socialised and prepared people for life, but the demands placed on our school system are increasing. This program asks whether traditional schools are working and if not, what is the alternative? Studio guests: Zoe Readhead, Principal Summerhill School ; Dr Marilyn Fleer, Education Dept., University of Canberra ; Wendy Priesnitz, author 'Free School'
The long march ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
It is fifty years since the Communists raised their flag over Tiananmen Square. China has since been engaged in a process of economic reform but some are saying that economic reform is progressing too slowly and that political reform is long overdue. In view of this some of the questions posed by this program are whether China is capable of becoming a global leader while it still has internal problems or will it remain an unhappy power in the wings. Studio guests: Professor Dali Young, Chinese Politics, University of Chicago ; Orville Schell, author of 'Mandate of Heaven' ; Professor Bill Jenner, China Studies, ANU
Hollow rings ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The campaigning journalist John Pilger says Aborigines are denied sporting opportunities enjoyed by non-indigenous Australians. If true, it's hardly a great advertisement for next year's Sydney Olympics and today in Sydney Mark Spitz, the American swimmer, accused the IOC of failing to properly enforce its anti-drugs policy. How tarnished has sport become? Studio guests: Professor Colin Tatz, Macquarie University ; Michael Porra, IMG Sydney ; Dr Doris Corbett, Howard University, Washington D.C
Hidden enemies ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
One day we could have vaccines against common cancers, heart disease and diabetes. On the other hand we've yet to defeat AIDS and new diseases seem to be emerging constantly. Does science really have what it takes to conquer our hidden enemies? Lateline talks to some of the participants taking part in an immunology conference. Studio guests: Professor David Baltimore ; Professor Rolf Zinkernagel ; Sir Gustav Nossal ; Professor Peter Doherty
Sporting chance ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The issue of drugs and sport has been raised again recently when a number of cyclists in the Tour de France were found to be taking drugs. Some are asking whether we have reached a turning point and whether the rules will have to be changed in the future to allow the safe use of some drugs by athletes. These issues form the basis of the discussion on this program. Studio guests: Graeme O'Bree, world champion cyclist ; Kevin Gosper, Member, Executive Board IOC ; Dr Rob Dawson, Medical Officer, Drugs in Sport Clinic
Trading in truth ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
South Africa has set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to deal with the violence and murder which took place under the apartheid regime. Indemnity has been offered to the protagonists if they come forward and publicly admit the truth to the Commission. The idea is that the truth will set the nation free but some are saying that it is causing more division and preventing the victims from obtaining justice. Studio guests: Yasmin Sooka, Truth and Reconciliation Commission ; Nkosanathi Biko, Steve Biko's son ; Graeme Simpson, Centre for the Study of Violence
Advertising laws ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This program focuses on the banking industry's deal with talkback radio personality John Laws. The panel discusses the ethics of taking money in exchange for favourable comments and the inadequacies of the laws designed to regulate the industry
Taking care of business ( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
They signed up with companies to promote their products, but listeners were kept in the dark about the connection and the whole thing backfired. Till now, the focus has been on John Laws and his colleague at radio 2UE -- Alan Jones. But what about the companies involved? Are ethics an issue for Australian companies? Studio guests: Finance journalist Robert Gottliebsen, Stephen Cohen, director of graduate programs in professional ethics at the University of New South Wales and John Harrison, lecturer in business and advertising ethics at the Queensland University of Technology
Reality bites ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Looks at how television programs fake their stories, from notorious confessional chat shows to respected documentaries and news reports. Can we believe anything we see on TV, or should we consider TV no more than voyeuristic entertainment? Studio guests: Trish Goddard, host of the UK chat show Trisha (and former ABC-TV Play School presenter) ; Matthew Parris, television presenter and journalist who recently exposed fakery on certain programs ; Alex McNeil, quiz show contestant and teacher of television history at Northwestern University
SANE reaction ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The old mental hospitals have been closed down in what was supposed to be an enlightened approach. However, he policy of integrated community care that replaced it, is being called a failure. This program asks whether the move to re-open these institutions is a sane reaction. Studio guests: Marjorie Wallace, Chief Executive, SANE ; Brian Burdekin, Adviser, UN Commissioner for Human Rights ; Bernard McNair, Schizophrenic Fellowship Inc
After the waves Asia's tsunamis - one year on ( visu )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A year after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, ABC correspondents return to the areas worst affected, to examine the efforts at recovery and renewal. Indonesia correspondent Tim Palmer retraces his unforgettable journey across the most devastated areas of Aceh. South-East Asia correspondent, Peter Lloyd looks at how the Australian Federal Police have assisted in the forensic identification of victims in Thailand. In Sri Lanka, Geoff Thompson reveals the people receiving international aid and those missing out. From India, Anne Maria Nicholson tracks one of the most extraordinary stories that have emerged after the tsunami ? the massive waves revealed an unknown ancient temple
Beyond belief ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
It is predicted that as the millenium approaches, cult activity will increase around the world. Doomsday cults that predict the end of the world could thrive and mass suicides of cult members, as achieved by members of cults such as the Order of the Solar Temple and Heaven's Gate, could occur with greater frequency. This program includes an interview with a former member of the Solar Temple cult, Hermann Delorme of Florida, and a discussion with two cult experts, Dick Joslyn, who was a member of the Heaven's Gate cult from 1975 to 1990, and Eileen Barker, Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, who specializes in the study of cults, sects and religious movements
The 7.30 report ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Story 1: "A day after he finally announced his departure from politics, Peter Costello was still reflecting on what might have been." Story 2: "The use of chemotherapy drugs is a common way of trying to kill cancer cells in the body. The drugs are expensive but they are subsidised. However, the Federal Government believes the way the drugs are prepared is wasteful and up to $35 million can be saved annually through a more efficient system of dispensing. The proposed changes have met bitter opposition from pharmacists and medical professionals, who describe the new system as unworkable and dangerous." Story 3: "Sir Ken Robinson, a leading thinker on education, creativity and innovation, who has advised various governments and major global corporations, says that most education systems around the world, including Australia's, are still modelled on the needs of the industrial age, are already narrow and are getting narrower."--ABC website
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