Al Karama perseveres after war

Meet the people of a dusty town in Jordan’s Fertile Crescent, half a century after it was largely destroyed in battle between Israeli, PLO and Jordanian forces. Swinburne and University of Technology Sydney students on a foreign correspondent study tour report.

Bowling back from the brink

Doctors thought Mark Simcocks, owner of Melbourne’s first bowling alley, would be wheelchair-bound after a stroke. Partly blind, he taught himself to bowl backwards and still get a strike. Travis Medhurst reports.

A puppeteer’s threads

“In puppetry you are a performer. You are on stage. You are nude in front of the people and their emotions are massive.” Argentinian born Gonzalo Valera talks to Travis Medhurst about art and life.

Rachael Brown, ABC journalist

“Brave journalism needs brave people to back it. You’ve got to have brave bosses who are willing to back you, and give you the luxury of time.” ABC journalist Rachael Brown talks with reporter Shelby Garlick about what led to her ground-breaking podcast investigation Trace.