ABC Radio National presents material from Big Ideas web and TV to bring you the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world. One single audio file of the whole program - good for continuous listening.
June 9th, 2016
Episode 360 of 461 episodes
The creative arts are invariably political. They reflect social and political concerns, and are affected by political decisions, such as who receives public arts funding. 'Big Ideas' hears from four artists, each engaging, in their own way, with issue of forced migration. Plus, a performing arts 'roundtable' discusses why, in an era of screen-based home entertainment, the performing arts still matter, and how they are being affected by budget cuts.