Brad and Jacqui are back with Season 2 of ShootingBreezes, with new segments and fresh news items to keep you going for the week. In the first episode of this season, they talk about affirmative action in America’s elite universities, and scientific study results on the decline of animal numbers on Earth.
Brad and Jacqui share stories from their week. Jacqui has recently returned to work and has had difficulty identifying who is senior to her. Brad has heard a new word spoken in Canberra’s cafes that he wants to bring into his lexicon.
Jacqui’s news this week is court case Students for Fair Admissions v Harvard, currently being heard in America. Jacqui discusses the genesis of the case and its implications for admissions processes for universities in America. Brad and Jacqui discuss how to ensure universities maintain diverse classrooms.
Brad’s news is on a recent scientific study which found 60% of the Earth’s animals have disappeared since the 1970’s. It’s a sobering look at the decline in the number of the world’s fauna, and the inaction from governments. The hosts discuss what it might take to get action.
In a new segment for Season 2, Jacqui brings to listeners everything they need to know about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In this comprehensive summary, Jacqui presents two competing narratives of what happened to Khashoggi. The hosts also tackle potential implications should sanctions result against Saudi Arabia.
In the final new segment for this season, tentatively titled Did You See?, Brad asks Jacqui if she’s seen the announcements on The Simpson’s character Apu (of the Kwik-E-Mart). Some think the character is racist and needs to be retired. What do you think?
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Music is Moonlove Funk by Cullah.
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