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ABC The Drum Jan 16
Kirsten shows us one of her tattoos, a musical treble clef. "I have two. Much to my mother's dismay. I got when I was 18, I was very much into music." -
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
"I have eight or nine. I don't have any particular connections to mine. I get things that I think look cool. That helped me to not regret any of them - there is no meaning, no ex-girlfriends." -
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
Replying to @parnellpalme
"I lived in Berlin when tattoos were cool, before they came to Australia. They were so mainstream by that stage that I was turned off the idea." -
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
More Australians than ever are getting inked. We chat about what motivates people to get tattoos.
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
Replying to @AstroKirsten
"Luckily it is almost 700 light years away... [if it were any closer] it would be detrimental to the earth. There is huge amounts of radiation being exploded out." -
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
Replying to @AstroKirsten
"If it were to explode tonight... it would be brighter than the full moon. If we see the star explode tonight, it actually exploded around 640 years ago." -
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
Replying to @AstroKirsten
"[This is] a whooping big star, reaching to the lend of its lifetime. Potentially supanova." -
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
We geek out on some big space news this week. The star Betelgeuse is as dim in the night sky as we've ever seen it.
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
"People tend to consume the media they like, whether it's the big sprawling one, like ABC or Channel Nine or the Guardian, or more niche online publications." -
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"They [commercial news] are looking for ways to fund themselves. I can see why people wouldn't like it..." -
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
Replying to @jrhennessy
"These days people are very, very canny about the sort of media they consume. People are aware of the influence [and difference] between commercial and editorial." -
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
The media watchdog ACMA has found more than 8 in 10 Australians are concerned about large advertisers influencing the news
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Parnell Palme McGuinness Jan 16
Looking forward to discussing the new ACMA paper on impartiality and commercial influence in broadcast news on tonight. Tune in!
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Kirsten Banks Jan 16
Look out for this face on your TV screens tonight at 6:30pm! Watch me nerd out with , , on about Betelgeuse, gravitational waves and a few other topics (not so space related). Woo hoo!!
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
Joining tonight is astrophysicist , Business Insider Australia Editor and Agenda C Managing Director .
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
What is a ‘Betelgeuse’ and why has it got astronomers so excited? Tonight on : concerns over large advertisers influencing commercial news, we geek out on some exciting scientific developments and the good, bad – and permanence – of tattoos.
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
A Government spokesperson said a larger supplier was needed to fulfil the complex contract - but Maleny Dairies disagrees.
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
Missed the show? Never fear! is back on your screens 9:30pm AEDT tonight on - or you can catch the livestream here:
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
Replying to @ABCthedrum
"I don't know why everyone is so tough on his guy [Kyrgios]. We had a leadership vacuum in Australia in the last couple of weeks and it takes someone to stand up like this!" - Jess Scully
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ABC The Drum Jan 16
Replying to @ABCthedrum
"He is at his best fighting for other people" - Peter Strong on Kyrgios' efforts.
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