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All episodes by Kara Jensen-Mackinnon

May 2, 2022 • 19m 37s

The Vote: The climate kids are doomscrolling

As we enter the final weeks of the election campaign there’s one group of people more stressed, more disillusioned than most. Teenagers, desperate to see change but unable to vote to get their voice heard. Today, 7am producer Kara Jensen-Mackinnon on a day in the life of a teenager trying to make change happen before it’s too late.

Dec 9, 2021 • 16m 20s

The mystery of the vanishing Christmas beetles

Every year, in the lead up to Christmas, thousands and thousands of native flying insects, known as Christmas beetles, would emerge and attach themselves to trees, street lights and crawl into homes across Australia. But in recent years Christmas beetles have disappeared. Today, Kara Jensen-Mackinnon on what happened to Australia’s Christmas beetles.

Oct 14, 2021 • 17m 20s

‘I just want to look at you’: The sisters reunited after lockdown

This week, after more than 100 days in lockdown, NSW residents were officially allowed back into restaurants, bars, shops and gyms. But for many, the end of lockdown wasn’t about being able to drink beer in a pub again but the chance to see family after months of isolation. Today, Kara Jensen-Mackinnon speaks to two sisters finally reunited after lockdown about what opening up means to them.

1189: ‘Enough is enough’: a mother’s fight for justice over her son’s death in custody