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S1 E28: The Battle for Rio

The Battle for Rio

Democrat or despot? Brazil’s new strongman is cracking down on rampant crime – but many fear the “Trump of the Tropics” is turning his country into a police state. Sally Sara reports.

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The Promised Land

Two young men escape the misery of Manus Island to forge new lives in North America. Reporter Eric Tlozek charts their progress and their pitfalls over 18 months.

  • 2020-07-21T21:00:00-07:00
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A Big Piece of Good News

A wild piece of coast was threatened by malls and McMansions until a reclusive billionaire couple arrived with the gift of a lifetime. Zoe Daniel reports.

  • 2020-07-21T21:35:00-07:00
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Secret Sardinia

It’s touted as Europe’s most beautiful island — but the people of Sardinia are getting sick and dying mysteriously. Fingers are pointing at secret bomb tests and war games by the world’s armies, as Emma Alberici reports.

  • 2020-07-28T21:00:00-07:00
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Vanilla Slice

Vanilla hustlers in dusty streets. Vanilla brokers in vanilla-built palaces. Vanilla crops threatening rare lemurs’ jungle homes. On a wild ride through Madagascar, Adam Harvey finds there’s nothing plain about vanilla.

  • 2020-07-28T21:30:00-07:00
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Testing Times

As Australia grapples with a spate of deaths at music festivals, Triple J presenter Tom Tilley heads to Europe to see drug testing in action. But is it the only way to keep people safe?

  • 2020-08-04T21:00:00-07:00
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Fallout

Once the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, Chernobyl is now a major tourist destination, thanks to a wildly popular TV drama. We go beyond the crowds to reveal the secret life inside Chernobyl’s exclusion zone.

  • 2020-08-04T21:30:00-07:00
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Death Metal Diplomacy

Is Taiwan the region’s next and perhaps bigger flashpoint? As protestors in Hong Kong take to the streets to fight the rising power of China, a younger generation of Taiwanese is also confronting an increasingly hardline attitude from its nearest neighbor.

  • 2020-08-11T21:00:00-07:00
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Climate Hackers

They sound like science fiction, but radical remedies to slow global warming are on the way. Eric Campbell goes in search of crazy brave ideas to save the world.

  • 2020-08-11T21:31:00-07:00
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