RN's science flagship: your essential source of what's making news in the complex world of scientific research, scandal and discovery. The Science Show with Robyn Williams is one of the longest running programs on Australian radio. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.
May 2nd, 2015
Episode 82 of 159 episodes
Launch a start-up company; plan for extreme weather; move country; don't bother with medical checkups. Most of our lives involve the assessment of risk – and sometimes it’s the community versus the individual that we have to consider. Think vaccines, children’s behaviour and crime. In this week's Science Show a distinguished panel tackles risk within science and politics. Malcolm Turnbull, federal minister for communication, Sam Mostyn a business woman with experience in insurance, Dr Ian Jacobs, the new Vice-Chancellor of UNSW, and Professor Herbert Huppert from Cambridge University give their take on solving problems through the assessment of risk.