Up Close - the Research Talk Show
About This Show
Up Close is an online, audio talk show of research, opinion and analysis, presented in English, from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Up Close has an audience in over 100 countries, and program episodes are currently downloaded over 40,000 times per month.
Topics are diverse, and include interviews with experts and researchers in the arts and humanities, in law and business, and in life and physical sciences. Guests on the program include senior academics from the University of Melbourne as well as universities and research institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Every episode of Up Close is available as a podcast, an mp3 download or as on-demand streaming audio. Episodes are also transcribed to text, and offered in both PDF and HTML formats.
Most Recent Episode
#379: Old and in the way? Aging workers and generational battle lines in the workplace
5 days ago
As populations in the developing world continue to age due to longer life expectancies and lower birth rates, what will be the impact on the workplace? Is there a place for positive age discrimination at a time of high youth unemployment, or should the rights of all workers -- regardless of their years -- be respected? And to what extent do economics, culture and individual aspiration play into how societies decide how long one can or should work?
Industrial relations and elder law expert Professor Mia Rönnmar, from Lund University, joins host Lynne Haultain for an international perspective on the place and plight of older workers in the workforce.
Full transcript and more info at: goo.gl/bJbWyQ