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World Beard Day

 What do Ned Kelly, Jesus and more than likely one of your uncles have in common? Answer: they all have beards!

To celebrate the many styles of facial hair, Adelaide will tomorrow play host to the annual World Beard Day, an event started by local and aptly named band, The Beards.

Lead singer and saxophone player from The Beards, Johann Beardraven spoke to Tom about the event and the interesting nature of his band (and name)…

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Adelaide’s part in the Large Hadron Collider

In laymens terms, the Large Hadron Collider is a device being used by scientists to attempt to reproduce and understand the origins of the Big Bang – or what scientists believe began the universes existence.

It’s located about 175 metres underground in Switzerland, and features a tunnel more than 26 kilometres in circumference.

Scientists from all over the world are working on the Large Hadron Collider, and now Adelaide can claim their part in its research, with the University of Adelaide becoming only one of four Unis in Australia to be linked to the L-H-C.

Associate Director of the centre, Professor Anthony Thomas explains how the Uni is involved in this scientific project…

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Will we ever see a result from the Federal election?

Tom and Matthew this week discussed the never ending road to who exactly will lead our country…

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The problem of alcohol in rural Australia

Last month, an Alice Springs pastor expressed serious concern over the amount of alcohol-related deaths in Central Australia, through things like alcohol-fuelled violence and foetal alcohol syndrome.

Lutheran Pastor Basil Schild said quite blatantly, he wants to stop burying his friends.

Although the Northern Territory government bans the sale of takeaway alcohol before 2pm, several pubs in the region open their doors at 10am every weekday, providing continuous access to drinkers.

While it has been highlighted as a problem in the N-T, does this issue stretch to rural areas in the rest of the country?

Deputy Chair of the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation, Scott Wilson, discussed with Tom why the problem of alcohol can differ in rural areas, compared the urban parts of Australia…

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Greens make a deal with Labor

While the political deadlock continues, the Labor party has inched one step closer to form a minority government at the centre with the official signing of support from the Greens.

With the Greens now having a member in the House of Representatives and holding the balance of power in the senate, the political scenery is all set for dramatic changes.

This agreement between the parties has been well received by environmental groups, who believe that the nation is finally on the threshold of taking effective action on Climate Change.

Greenpeace Australian Pacific CEO, Linda Selvey told Tom why she believes this new agreement between Labor and The Greens will result in a price put on carbon, where previously Kevin Rudd failed…

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