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16 May 2019Truth, weaponised: short-sellers

Stuart Kells - Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University's College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

13 May 2019High stakes for US-China trade dispute

Tony Walker - Vice-Chancellor's Fellow & Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

10 May 2019The art versus the badly behaved artist

Janna Thompson - Professor of Philosophy, La Trobe University

09 May 2019Why do we have a QWERTY keyboard?

Geoff Cumming - Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University

08 May 2019Are TV debates dead?

Andrea Carson - Associate Professor at La Trobe University

08 May 2019Root cause of online harms not addressed

David Watts - Professor of Information Law and Policy, La Trobe University

06 May 2019Teacher bullying taking a toll

Paulina Billett - Lecturer, Sociology, La Trobe University & Edgar Burns - Senior Lecturer, Sociology, La Trobe University & Rochelle Fogelgarn - Lecturer in Teacher Education, La Trobe University

06 May 2019Dogs come to the rescue for stoneflies

Julia Mynott - Research Officer, Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems, La Trobe University

16 Apr 2019Politicians do keep their promises

Andrea Carson - Associate Professor at La Trobe University, Aaron Martin - Senior lecturer, University of Melbourne, Andrew Gibbons - Postdoctoral Fellow, Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, University of Texas at Austin

05 Apr 2019Where livestreaming legislation fails

Dr Andre Oboler - Senior Lecturer, Master of Cyber-Security Program (Law), La Trobe University

20 Mar 2019The Hayne Royal Commission: An appraisal

Stuart Kells - Adjunct Professor in the La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University

19 Mar 2019Why do we have two kidneys?

Brooke Huuskes - Lecturer in Human Anatomy, Physiology Anatomy & Microbiology, La Trobe University

15 Mar 2019Are Chinese-Australia relations toxic?

Tony Walker - Vice-Chancellor's Fellow & Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

14 Mar 2019The famous Mrs Fanny Finch

Kacey Sinclair - PhD Candidate in History, La Trobe University

14 Mar 2019The myth of the great wave

Robert Manne - Emeritus Professor (Politics), La Trobe University

11 Mar 2019Is moderate drinking good for me?

Hassan Vally - Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, La Trobe University

11 Mar 2019How birds become male or female

Jenny Graves - Distinguished Professor of Genetics, La Trobe University

27 Feb 2019Why your face looks the way it does

Sebastian Dworkin - Group Leader, Developmental Genetics Lab, La Trobe University

26 Feb 2019Saving our wheat from climate change

James Hunt - Associate Professor, La Trobe University

22 Feb 2019A Trump before Trump: Sir Allen Lane

Stuart Kells - Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University's College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

15 Feb 2019Book love

Stuart Kells - Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University's College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

08 Feb 2019When debating drug use, fun is important

Jennifer Power - Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University

07 Feb 2019The Good Place, banks and corporations

Danny Davis - Researcher, La Trobe University Business School

07 Feb 2019The birth of the Victorian CFA

James (Jim) McLennan - Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology & Public Health, La Trobe University

24 Jan 2019How genes and evolution shape identity

Jenny Graves AO, Distinguished Professor of Genetics & Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, La Trobe University

17 Jan 2019Government focus on militarising Pacific

Michael O'Keefe - Head of Department, Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University

17 Jan 2019Will hip resurfacing help Andy Murray?

Joanne Kemp - Senior Research Fellow Latrobe Sport & Exercise Medicine Research Centre in the School of Allied Health, La Trobe University & Ewa M Roos - Professor of Muscle and Joint Health, University of Southern Denmark

14 Jan 20195 things that make breastfeeding easier

Lisa Amir, Associate Professor in Breastfeeding Research, La Trobe University & Alyce Wilson, Senior Research Officer at Burnet Institute, Lecturer at Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Medical Doctor at Royal Women's Hospital, Burnet Institute & Caroline Homer, Co-Program Director: Maternal and Child Health, Burnet Institute

04 Jan 2019Do you have a balanced experience diet?

Jenny Donovan - Urban Designer and Sessional Lecturer, La Trobe University

02 Jan 2019When a fair trial could be at risk

Peter Gregory - Journalism Lecturer, Department of Communication and Media, La Trobe University

20 Dec 2018Protecting our digital heritage

Stanley Shanapinda - Research Fellow, La Trobe University

19 Dec 2018Scott Morrison's latest bad move

Tony Walker - Vice-Chancellor's Fellow & Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

19 Dec 2018Native cherries are a bit mysterious

Gregg Müller - Lecturer in Natural History, La Trobe University

18 Dec 2018The actual threats to academic freedom

Miriam Bankovsky - Senior Lecturer in Politics, La Trobe University & Jacqui Hoepner - Lecturer, Australian National University

13 Dec 2018Recovered Aboriginal songs offer clues

Stephen Morey - Senior Lecturer, Department of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University & Jason Gibson - Research fellow, Deakin University

13 Dec 2018Shaky US-China relationship tested

Tony Walker - Vice-Chancellor's Fellow & Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

12 Dec 2018Not so simple to reward performance

Dr Andrew Harvey - Director of the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research, La Trobe University

05 Dec 2018How Australian journalists are faring

Lawrie Zion - Professor of Journalism, La Trobe University & Andrew Dodd - Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne & Matthew Ricketson - Professor of Communication, Deakin University & Merryn Sherwood - Lecturer in Sports Journalism, La Trobe University & Monika Winarnita - Research Associate Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University & Penny O'Donnell - Senior Lecturer in International Media and Journalism, University of Sydney & Timothy Marjoribanks - Associate Dean (Research and Development), Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology

04 Dec 2018Guide to the classics: Euripides’ Medea

Paul Salmond - Honorary Associate, Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University

04 Dec 2018G20 summit brings temporary truce

Tony Walker - Vice-Chancellor's Fellow & Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

03 Dec 2018Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet at G20

Tony Walker - Vice-Chancellor's Fellow & Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

03 Dec 201850 shades of Shakespeare

Stuart Kells - Adjunct Professor, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University

30 Nov 2018New research increases childcare choices

Dr Kristelle Hudry - Senior Research Fellow, and Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, La Trobe University & Cathy Bent - Research Fellow, La Trobe University

23 Nov 2018US-China tension causes trouble for Aus

Tony Walker - Vice-Chancellor's Fellow & Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

23 Nov 2018Tips for picking the right sports shoe

Daniel Bonnano - Lecturer (Teaching and Research) and PhD Candidate, La Trobe University

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