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S1 E44: Eye of the Fire

Eye of the Fire

It’s a Greek tale of tragedy, heroism and mind-blowing incompetence. Eric Campbell tells the story of the world’s deadliest bushfire since Australia’s Black Saturday in 2009 — and the fury in its aftermath.

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Man Vs Wild

In India’s far east, wild elephants are in deadly, daily conflict with people. Siobhan Heanue follows the clashes as roaming herds get squeezed by shrinking forests and a growing human population.

Leave No Dark Corner

China is marrying Big Brother to Big Data. Every citizen will be watched and their behaviour scored in the most ambitious and sophisticated system of social control in history. Matthew Carney reports.

Saving Venice

The “Floating City” is sinking under rising seas and the weight of mass tourism. Now Venice’s residents are fighting to reclaim it, as Samantha Hawley reports.

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Climate Hackers

They sound like science fiction, but radical remedies to slow global warming are on the way. Eric Campbell goes in search of crazy brave ideas to save the world.

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The French Letter

Is it acceptable for a man to proposition a woman in the street or at work? Some leading French women say yes. In Paris, guest reporter Annabel Crabb asks what happens when #MeToo rubs up against Pepe Le Pew.

Tipping Point

China sent the world's recycling industry into a spin when it banned most waste imports. Now it’s tackling a home-grown rubbish crisis. Bill Birtles looks at China’s own war on waste and asks: is it winning?

High Steaks

Is Silicon Valley killing the American cowboy? And what does a $100 chicken nugget taste like? "Foreign Correspondent" crosses the U.S. to find answers, meeting the cattlemen, lawmakers and west-coast starts-ups who are locked in a high stakes battle over the future of our food.

Homage to Barcelona

Reporter Eric Campbell was living in Barcelona when the Spanish state cracked down on its 2017 independence vote, clubbing voters & firing rubber bullets. Eric explores how this cultural capital suddenly became a war zone.

Motherland

Ukraine is the new "go-to" destination for couples desperate to be parents. But our investigation uncovers an industry out of control that exploits surrogate mothers and leaves babies abandoned.

Death Metal Diplomacy

Is Taiwan the region’s next and perhaps bigger flashpoint? As protestors in Hong Kong take to the streets to fight the rising power of China, a younger generation of Taiwanese is also confronting an increasingly hardline attitude from its nearest neighbor.

Mother Courage

The inspirational women of Rwanda who have turned pain into hope. They lived through one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century but the power of love and family saved them.

Testing Times

As Australia grapples with a spate of deaths at music festivals, Triple J presenter Tom Tilley heads to Europe to see drug testing in action. But is it the only way to keep people safe?