Behind The News Specials

September 2017

Season 2017, Episode 2 (Animal Ethics)

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This BtN Special looks at the moral issues around keeping animals. Should tourists be riding elephants & patting tigers if the animals aren't being treated well? And should pets only come from certain breeders & not pet shops?

Season 2017, Episode 1 (Indigenous Connections)

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In this BtN Special we meet some outback kids trying to make it into an indigenous choir and we ask if an ancient Aboriginal site could be the oldest astronomical map in the world.

Season 2017, Episode 7 (Focus On Animals)

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Our focus is on animals, including why whales sometimes beach themselves. We check out a platypus census & see how facial recognition technology is helping the weedy seadragon. Then to Mongolia for some eagle hunting.
August 2017

Season 2017, Episode 6 (Technology)

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We're looking at technology and the problems of cyber attacks. There's a robot who can take your place at school, the fine print you are asked to sign up to on social media and lessons in a virtual classroom.

Season 2017, Episode 5 (Btn Investigates)

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We present the answers to your questions in this BTN Special. We investigate palm oil, how new words make the dictionary, why we sleep and try to figure out whether space is infinite.

Season 2017, Episode 4 (Health Issues)

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We check out some health issues including what it's like to have epilepsy, whether sunglasses should be compulsory at school, are vitamin supplements necessary and a kid who made hospital parking affordable.

Season 2017, Episode 3 (Aussie Sport)

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A campaign to get parents to behave well when they watch kids' sport. The first AFL women's league launched, plus we find out where Aussie Rules started... then boys getting into synchronised swimming.

Season 2017, Episode 2 (Environmental Issues)

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A look at the environmental issues making the news. We check out clean coal & whether it's an effective alternative. Banning balloons from outdoor celebrations plus a 9 year old taking on the US Government.
July 2017

Season 2017, Episode 1 (Country Kids)

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A look at the lives of kids from the country. How they get their education, live with natural disasters & how they contribute to life on a farm. There's also an amazing mural on country wheat silos featuring local students.
June 2017

Season 2016, Episode 7 (Just Doing It)

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There are plenty of kids doing some pretty amazing things, including Madeleine who makes special care kits for kids with cancer, Sophie who volunteers in her spare time & Ardie, a young racer, who's winning speed races at 13!