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Best of Both Worlds

The Electoral College Explained

What’s it take to win the #2020PresidentialElection? Become an expert on the #ElectoralCollege — in just two minutes! My thanks to Yale student Annie Yan @annilamei for the snazzy graphics.

Swing state and first-time voters

Young voters are a force to be reckoned with in the US presidential election. I interviewed two smart, articulate university students – from crucial swing states – about who they’ll vote for, and why. Thanks Evita Duffy Jasmine Powell for joining #bestofbothworlds #usvote #election2020 #vote2020

– October 28, 2020
Credits: Creative Consultant: Jack Walden | Researcher: Adam Sachs | Technical Support: Briony Gleeson

AeroNabs with Aashish Manglik

Could cutting-edge research from @UCSF hold promise for safer long haul flights in the age of COVID? And what do Lamas have to do with it? In the #BestofBothWorlds Studio, Sara James talks with @AashishManglik, the co-inventor of AeroNabs to find out.

– September 30, 2020

A look at Q-Anon

Social media platforms are cracking down on Q-Anon, deemed a potential domestic terrorist threat by the FBI. Is the crackdown working? Sara James interviews @TedOConnor4 & @AudreyCourty about what they found for #Bestofbothworlds.

– September 4, 2020

Joe Bruno on Trump’s speech, swing states & the USPS

In this edition of #BestOfBothWorldStudios, I discuss the #RepublicanNationalConvention with award-winning journalist Joe Bruno of WSOC-TV. We talk Trump’s speech, swing states, the #USPS, and his scoop on a bizarre election scandal in the state – and what it tells us about voting by mail in 2020.

– August 25, 2020

Sara James & US political guru Larry Sabato

A conversation with US political guru Larry Sabato about the the Democratic Convention on #BestOfBothWorldStudios. Biden gets a report card, I ask a question a lot of Aussies have asked me, and we discuss a quirky constitutional asterisk in which the next prez isn’t Trump or Biden, but someone else!

– August 21, 2020 – published by the c word –

Biden Harris

Joe Biden made history by choosing Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. As part of the new #BestOfBothWorldStudios, Sara James and Sally Branson explore the significance of a woman of colour on the Democratic ticket…. and what to expect next.

– August 12, 2020 – published by the c word –


 Australian Story

A Place For Us

Introduced by Terri Irwin

Award winning television journalist Sara James was living the dream as an anchor and foreign correspondent for American network NBC.

She’d lived in New York for fifteen years and reported from around the world including the war zones of Somalia, Sudan and in the Middle East.

Then she met and married another high flyer, Australian journalist Andrew Butcher, who worked closely with Rupert Murdoch as his corporate affairs manager.

But with the birth of their second daughter came a curve ball. Baby Jacqui didn’t cry and was having multiple seizures. ‘Your baby has a bad brain’ said the medical specialist. A nurse took Sara aside and said ‘they don’t always know you know. Your baby has bright eyes. Don’t give up.’

To the amazement of their friends, the Butchers abandoned Manhattan, scooped up their family and moved to the Macedon Ranges outside Melbourne.

There they embraced an entirely new way of life as they started to unlock the mysteries of Jacqui’s distressing and taxing condition.