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The DailyFrom nine to midday every weekday tune in for a great mix of music and ideas. We've got 2SER's unique mix of new music running all morning while we take an in depth look into the issues that matter. From science, health and politics to the arts and local news, we've got it covered.

If you're looking for the content before March 2014 you can find it on these pages: Monday Daily, Tuesday Daily, Wednesday Daily, Thursday Daily, Friday Daily.

Cyclones Proofing Cities

Could the impact of cyclones be reduced?

Adrian Walton chats with Rob Roggema, a Professor of Sustainable Urban Environments from the University of Technology to discuss if we can architecturally prepare our cities for natural disasters in the future.

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Producer: James Hill


T.W.I.S.T. This Week in Science Today

The Daily's Adrian Walton talks with Jesse Hawley from the CSIRO about platelets being made in the lung, and why we choose to have sex over cloning.

Producer Adrian Walton

Fernside Festival for National Youth Week

Kicking off National Youth Week this weekend is the Fernside Festival.

Organiser of the event and Australia's first hip hop artist to be signed to a major label, Rosano Martinez, joined the Daily's Adrian Walton.

Producer Darrell Richardson

What can the UK expect from Brexit?

Theresa May has officially signed off on Article 50 effectively starting Britan's exit from the EU.

Joining Adrian Walton is Associate Professor of International Studies Bruno Mascitelli from the Swinburne University of Technology discussing what's next in the Brexit process.


Producer David Gavin

Where are we with mental health in Australia?

Health Minister Greg Hunt announced yesterday that the government will prioritise mental health as one of the four pillars of our health system.

Professor Ilan Katz an expert in social policy research from UNSW comes in to talk with Adrian Walton from The Daily about what that means.

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Producer Joe Khan

Mateship or Friendship?

Of late, concerns Australia is losing touch with a major part of its identity and tradition have made their way into public discussion. It emerged last week that the Department of Environment changed a pillar on the Kokoda Trail which said 'mateship' to 'friendship'. Why? Because apparently the word 'mateship' is insensitive and not politically correct. Claims Kokoda locals did not understand the term 'mateship' also motivated the changes, sparking major backlash.

On top of this, a number of local councils have announced they will not be holding annual ANZAC Day marches this year. Following the Terror Attacks in Nice last year, the State Government requires all councils to pay $20,000 for anti- terror security, which many cannot afford.

To discuss these events and whether we are losing touch with our military history, The Daily was joined by John Haines, State President of Returned Services League Australia.

Produced Madison Thorne

Islamophobia After Terror Attacks

Last week the world bore witness to the London Terror attacks. But amongst the pandemonium of Westminster a photo emerged that has caused a real social media storm. The photo displays a female muslim in a hijab, passing by an injured victimn of the attacks . This lady has been construed by most as ' casually ignoring the victim lying on the ground' with social media masses suggesting this indicates her endorsement of Radical Islamic Terrorism. However, the women at the centre of the controversy has brokenn her silence. She's said contrary to how it may appear she was ' devastated' by the attack and ' shocked' at finding her photo plastered all over social media. She's contested those who ' could not look beyond her attire' and who draw ' prejudiced conclusions based on hate and xenophobia.'

To discuss how this reflects the way Muslims are pathologized and stereotyped as collective Terrorists and the broader racial bigotry of it all, 2SER spoke to Saara Sabbagh, Director of Benevolence Australia.

Produced by Madison Thorne

Why Have Over 700km of Mangroves Died?

As Australians, we take pride in our country's relationship with our plant life. From our national floral emblem the Golden Wattle to Sydney's botanical garden, we love to have our flora in every part of our culture. But recently we've been seeing a massive die-back event, involving extensive stretches of mangroves along our coastline dying. With so much damage happening to the australian environment recently, such as the drought across our country that never seems to end and the bleaching of the coral reef, there doesn't seem to be an end to the destruction of our environment. 2SER spoke to Professorial Research Fellow Dr Norman Duke from the James Cook University to discuss this devastating problem.

Produced by Nathaniel Keesing

Between a Croc and a Hard Place

We've been hearing a lot about Lee, the North Queenslander who, ten cups of goon deep, swam in crocodile infested waters to impress a backpacker. There's been nationwide discussion over whether Lee is a legend or a downright idiot, but what about the crocodile? Animal attacks on humans aren't common. Often enough however, there is a lethal response by governments. Most recently this has been seen in Queensland after a number of crocodile encounters and continued attempts to protect beach goers along the coast from sharks. Are these measures really necessary to protect us against these rare attacks, or is there another reason?

The Daily discussed these retaliatory killings with Dr Ricky Spencer, Associate Professor of Ecology at Western Sydney University.

Produced by Jeremy Burns

Payday Loans Legislation Delay Causing Pain

Many Australians use payday loans to help them get by in times of need, but did you know that payday loans can present a serious financial risk? With some of the most vulnerable in our society using these loans and being the most impacted, there's a great deal of concern over what can be done to protect people. Consumer groups are urging the government to make legislative changes around payday loans that would help in minimising the danger. To discuss these issues. The Daily spoke with Katherine Temple, Senior Policy Officer at the Consumer Action Law Centre.

Produced by Cassandra Lucock

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