Natasha Mitchell on Muck Rack

Natasha Mitchell

ears and the ether
Host, Life Matters on RN — Australian Broadcasting Corporation News

Journo/Audiophile/MC. Presenter @RNLifeMatters (2012-16) @AllintheMind (2002-12), ABC @RadioNational. @WomenSciAust board. Past V/Pres @WFSJ, & @KSJatMIT fellow

The unexpected faces of the fight against HIV/AIDS — At the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa, Nobel laureates met alongside transgender sex workers, activist grandmothers alongside gay men-over 18,000 delegates with over 18,000 stories of a virus that continues to elude us. Natasha Mitchell shares 10 things she learned from her days observing the action. 1.

Mind your genes! The dark legacy of eugenics lives on — From enforced sterilisation to the fledgling foundations of education in Australia, eugenics left a dark stain on the 20th century. But have we learnt from the mistakes of the past? Natasha Mitchell reveals a story of misplaced power, misguided science and social engineering. 'Genes can have up to 80 per cent of influence on students' academic performance.'

ABC Radio National — The ugly spectre of eugenics left a dark stain on the 20th Century, with the genocidal quest of the Nazis to breed a 'master race'. But the eugenic agenda reached much further and deeper still-into everyday laws and lives across the Western world-with profound consequences.

The Gene review: Siddhartha Mukherjee's thought-provoking exploration of science — Recently I had a try at genetic engineering. I deleted a gene. Not just any stray old gene. This was a particular stretch of DNA inside a particular set of cancer cells, and removing it killed them. If only a cure for cancer was that straightforward, we would still have the loved ones we've lost to this grinding plague of our times.

Sian Prior's brave memoir of her shy life — Shy by Sian Prior. Sylvia Plath's depiction of a mirror as ''not cruel, only truthful; the eye of a little god, four cornered" is haunting, as is so much of her verse. The mirror's role as an all-seeing, all-knowing truth teller is a recurring theme in literature: "Mirror, mirror on the wall - who is the fairest of them all?"

First we call them insects: the prelude to horror — When Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir described the leadership of South Sudan as insects last week, a shiver went down my spine. It is unclear whether the Sudanese could be on the brink of war, but rewind to Rwanda in 1994.
Aug 23, 2016

Sorry @ABCcatalyst, I need to go for a *brisk walk* with the dog. My hippocampus says so. Gulp. Will catch rest on @abciview. #Alzheimers

Aug 23, 2016

So many children are born to an absent parent. And nuclear family far from the norm. Anthony's story shared with many. #NoStigma. #abc730

Aug 23, 2016

Go @OSLaundryAU ...the basics of humanity, on wheels. Social enterprise stepping in where we all fail to. 

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