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Maxine McKew in In the Age of Google, What’s the Point of Schools?Education is at a crossroads. Technology is changing everything and it’s happening at supersonic speed. What model is best for our children’s future? Former parliamentary secretary for early childhood education and author of Class Act, Maxine McKew author and teacher of the Candlebark School, John Marsden, and outspoken education commentator Jennifer Buckingham have their say. They speak with Rebecca Huntley.
Harvey Broadbent in WWI: With the Benefit of HindsightWith access to extraordinary source material and a generation of research, contemporary historians continue to make inroads towards the truth. Harvey Broadbent has written a history of Gallipoli from the Turkish perspective in Defending Gallipoli. Ross Coulthart’s new biography of war correspondent Charles Bean reassesses the man, his motives and the way he reported the war. They speak with Professor Glenda Sluga.
Barrie Cassidy in Writing Family: Grenville, Koval and CassidyCaroline Overington talks to three of Australia’s favourite writers about the delicacies, drawbacks and rewards of writing about family. Barrie Cassidy’s book Private Bill recounts the history of his parents’ relationship and their dramatic experience of WWII. Ramona Koval’s new memoir, Bloodhound, is about the search for her biological father, and Kate Grenville’s One Life is based on fragments of a memoir left behind by her mother.
Writers @ Stanton: Ian McAuley and Miriam LyonsMeet Ian McAuley and Miriam Lyons as they disuss their new book, Governomics: Can We Afford Small Government? This book shows that standing up for government is standing up for good government, efficient and responsive to society's needs. It's for people who are fed up with dumbed-down debates on important public issues.