of my frequent Internet destinations is the ABC’s Radio National page.
To quote from the site,
presents lively debate about subjects that affect everybody: health,
science, education, environment, law, religion alongside the most
innovative music, performance and arts shows on Australian radio. It
features popular presenters including Robyn Williams, Geraldine Doogue,
Phillip Adams and Louise Adler, and well-known shows such as Late Night
Live, The Planet and Background Briefing.
This website lets
you explore Radio National and its extensive specialist programs.
are eight sub-pages:
(highlights, awards, competitions, new series)
Latest Program News (transcripts, program information, what’s on this
What Is Radio National?
Who Is Radio National? (faces behind the voices)
How Do I Tune In?
Explore Your Interests (subject browsing)
me the most useful feature of this site is the Latest Program News
section, in particular the Transcripts. Sometimes the currency can
lag by up to two weeks, but if you’re patient, you’ll eventually get
full, free transcripts for:
The Health Report
The Law Report
The Religion Report
The Media Report
The Sports Factor
the RN site provides transcripts of one-off programs and series, though
these will be deleted after a month or two. Thus, last year I obtained the
complete text of the 1996 Boyer Lectures by Pierre Ryckmans (The View
From The Bridge — Aspects of Culture). Recently on offer were
transcriptions of the public forum What Future Medicare? (Geraldine
Doogue & Norman Swan, April 17) and the 13-part series Rethinking
Australia: Intellectuals and the Public Culture (Robert Dessaix,