Intersectional Identity, Astronomy & Community Health

Wednesday, 8 July 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

[0:13:07] Andrew Farrell, Indigenous Early Career Academic Fellow in the Department for Indigenous Studies, Macquarie University, speaks to us about Indigenous queer intersectionality. They discuss how the academic field has evolved in recent years and the experiences of understanding intersectional identities.  


[0:28:27] On this week’s Tram Thoughts we discuss the role of algorithms and how it nudges our every day lives. We delve into filter bubbles, phones that seemingly listen and the dangers of automating social services.


[0:58:15] Following on from a conversation held by the Australian Institute looking into the Aboriginal-led health response to the coronavirus, we speak to Tracey chief executive officer of Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service in WA on to discuss COVID19 and success of community response.

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[1:15:51] We listen to Krystal De Napoli, a Kamilaroi astrophysics student at Monash University, researching the ways in which the love for her culture and her passion for science intersect. She explains how stories on caring for landscape are embedded within indigenous astronomy and ensure these lessons are passed down for thousands of years.

Wednesday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.


Eiddwen Jeffery, Rob Snelling and Jessica Trichias