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Episode 127


Politics: scandals and surprises

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A nasty stork

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Today: Antje Taylor.Antje was born and raised in Germany. She emigrated to Australia over 10 years ago and now lives in Brisbane with her husband Craig and their two young children, Lars and Pip. Antje works as a management consultant. She enjoys...
The idea of "Friends Don't Like Roaring" came to her as she watched her son in the playground. He did not know how to talk to other children and interact with them, so he roared at them. After telling Lars a story about a roaring dinosaur, Antje...
Australian Kate Miller-Heidke prevailed in the first semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest and is allowed to compete in the final in Tel Aviv on Saturday Israeli local time. Germany is sending the Duo Sisters into the race this year and is...

The election campaign in review

Saturday is decision day for Australian voters. Dieter Herrmann, editor of Australia's only German language newspaper, 'Die Woche', and Wolfgang Mueller look back over the long election campaign.

In conversation: Kino for Kids

The screening of German films for children and adolescents has been an integral part of the German Film Festival and the cultural programs of the Goethe Institute for many years. We talk to Marina Shine, who knows the area best, and is also...
Das German Film Festival läuft vom 25.5. bis zum 9.6. in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth und Sydney. Im Kino for Kids laufen:
For those who like to travel and don’t mind having a unique selling point in their CV, there is something in the academic world which has not yet really caught the attention of the general public: A Joint PhD.
But what is the Joint PhD and how does it work? In a bid to find out more, SBS reporter Valerie Becker spoke to Dr Susanne Seibt, the first Joint PhD holder from the University of Melbourne and Universität Bayreuth. 

Zierholz Brewery

This brewery was started by Christoph Zierholz who came from a home brewing background, where he had already won the National Home Brew Championship for two years in a row.
Christoph tells Wolfgang Mueller that his father was missing his customary Weizen beer from Southern Germany. So, Christoph decided to make it himself. Now, a lot of people like his craft beer.
Independent living units are the buzzword in Australia's senior housing market and German retirees have embraced (if not pioneered!) them. Valerie Becker travelled to Boronia VIC in the Dandenong foothills to find out more.

Should Australia build a new city?

Should Australia build a new city to lighten the load on Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth? We put this question to Dr Annette Kroen from the Centre of Urban Research at RMIT, on the eve of the 2019 federal election.

Lentil as anything

There's a bustling vegetarian restaurant in Melbourne offering pay-as-you-feel prices and SBS Radio intern Valerie Becker loves it.

Measles Warning

Australians are being urged to check their immunisation history as the number of measles cases in the country climbs towards a five-year high.
Just five years ago, Australia was declared measles-free, and high vaccination rates have meant the virus has been largely kept at bay. Sydney GP, Dr Tilmann Rust, blames the latest measles outbreak on the rising numbers of anti-vaxxers in Austra...

Episode 126