Joe Rospars helped mobilise 13 million online supporters to elect President Obama. John Stanley asks, what are the key points for politicians, and business leaders, wanting to harness the power of social media.
Kate McClymont has exposed corruption and deceit in her investigative journalism career, but it comes at a cost, fear for her security. John Stanley details what she faces working to expose the truth.
"May the Fourth be with you..." Today is Global Star Wars Day. Jonathan Roberts decided he wanted to get into robotics after seeing Star Wars at 10. So how do robots now compare to what he thought they'd be?
Australians are paying down their mortgages at record pace and are now $160 Billion ahead. Do you add a little extra each month to your mortgage? John Stanley on the state of the nation with John Symond.
Drunken patients out of control, some emergency staff are being intimidated and assaulted, so should Australia follow a scheme in Wales and film them? John Stanley on showing drunks what they act like.
Angela Lansbury speaks with John Stanley about her amazing career, spanning 70 years in motion pictures, on stage and TV. The winner of 5 Tony awards, she is here to star again on stage in Driving Miss Daisy.
As a health reporter for the Sunday Age, Jill Stark would cover stories on binge drinking, while writing herself off on the weekend. High Sobriety looks at what happened when she gave up alcohol for a year.
Binge drinking has now reached unprecedented levels, with hospital admissions caused by alcohol up across all ages, and doubled over last ten years for young people. John Stanley on the growing concern.
Our economy is the envy of the world, but as the economy slows, do we really need to be driving toward a manufactured surplus? John Stanley says we need to listen to sensible economic debate, without politics.
It's been revealed a growing number of people are filling up on booze before going out - to avoid higher alcohol prices in pubs and clubs. John Stanley says the booze culture is a growing and concerning one.
Operation Reliant is targeting Sydney's $76 million bike lanes, nabbing those speeding through red lights, endangering pedestrians. John Stanley on cyclists obeying rules, and drivers being courteous.
They say use it or lose it and crosswords are a great way to keep the brain active. John Stanley talks with SMH crossword maker David Astle, on the grids, and what is the greatest & most used word of all time.
There is a certain fascination in our sports people, but some of us question their loyalty. Is it to a team, code or the money? John Stanley on a few of the sports stars and the battle of the codes for fans.
A light rail system will significantly ease traffic congestion in Sydney's CBD. The state government is expected to announce stage one of the project, connecting the University of NSW in Randwick to the city.
Research has revealed that these days the first year of marriage is more like a wedding hangover. Do things then start to get any better? John Stanley on the quality years of marriage, and growing old together.
The hit Hollywood film Argo has introduced the world to Antonio Mendez, as played by Ben Affleck. But what is the former CIA agent really like, and what does he think of the film? John Stanley speaks with an extraordinary man.
Just for a brief moment in spring the flowering of the Jacaranda tree carpets the pathways, front yards and local parks with a burst of purple. John Stanley looks at the jacaranda trees painting Sydney purple.
Back in 1979, Geoff Healy was the team leader who first put a camera in a car at Bathurst. The first time it was used in a sporting event anywhere in the world, and it's helped change the way we view sport.
As the seasons change and we head toward summer, we are told get ready for severe thunderstorms and hail in the coming months. John Stanley finds we can expect wild weather, but what should we do to prepare?
Legally Blonde opened at Sydney Lyric, the winner of 7 major awards. This all dancing, romantic comedy is about know who you are and show what you've got! John Stanley with star of the show, Lucy Durack.
John Stanley looks at last week's riot in Sydney's CBD over some moron in the states putting out a clunky video. We need to be respectful, but does satire show a level culture has grown to through freedom of expression?
The secret to success when it comes to singing the songs of the masters, is not about singing, but interpreting their work. John Stanley with the man who croons Frank Sinatra better than anybody, Tom Burlinson.
Underage drinkers and parents could be fined up to $1000 for attempting to enter licenced premises or bottle shops. John Stanley looks at the fight underway to curb binge drinking and to stop the violence.
The Sydney Swans have made it through to the grand final with a 26-point win over Collingwood at ANZ stadium. The Swans never trailed and led by as much as 42 late in the third quarter before going on to win.
Surf lifesaving now has more than 140,000 members in more than 260 Clubs around Australia. NSW Surf Lifesaving Patrol season starts today. John Stanley on what you can do to help in and out of the water.
Have you had a knock on the door from an electricity company trying to lock you into a contract? John Stanley looks at your rights as promises of reductions are made when you sign, but prices can then skyrocket later.
Telephone counselling services are being flooded with calls from anxious parents stressed about their child completing their HSC exams. Meanwhile John Stanley finds out, the key to success may be getting sleep.
John Stanley says going to the dentist can be filled with fears, of the drill and the bank balance. He speaks with Tom Parker, author of "Open Wide" on common dental rip offs to avoid, and finding a good dentist.
John Stanley talks Father's Day with Dan Brighton, who became a foster father at 21 years of age because he wanted to be a young dad. He's now been a foster dad for two years and lives with his 9 year old foster son.
John Stanley speaks with Jim Wallace, leader of the Australian Christian Lobby who, during a debate on same-sex marriage, has suggested a homosexual "lifestyle" was more hazardous to health than smoking.
Just how tough a situation faces the people of Syria? John Stanley has an incredible chat with Brian Moller, an Aussie nurse who has been working with Medicins Sans Frontierers in the 'secret hospital' in Syria.
Retail sales have slumped as consumers continue to worry about the economy and job security. John Stanley with one iconic local store surviving the retail slump as shoppers hang onto their hard-earned savings.
Liberal State Senator Bill Heffernan says the Gillard Government's sale of Cubbie Station to a Chinese-led consortium is a bad deal. He tells John Stanley the company has roots in the Chinese Government.
Are we seeing sour grapes in the pool at the London Olympics? While we fumble to find answers to our youth drinking culture, John Stanley looks at the incredible discipline shown by young Chinese swimmers.
Nuclear energy is among the cheapest power sources available to Australia under a carbon price. But, do we really want to go nuclear? John Stanley discusses other technologies that may be more competitive.
Singer and coroner Tom Burlinson is touring his latest musical production, Now We're Swingin', a swinging salute to the masters of this music genre. John Stanley catches up with the sensational performer.
A new study shows 70 per cent of NSW students up to the age of nine lack the basic motor skills to run, throw, catch or kick properly. John Stanley on the changes to our youth. Is it due to the new digital age?
What impact does hosting an Olympics really have on tourism? John Stanley asks if it is really worth the outlay of millions of dollars for the sake of international tourists? Should Australia host another Olympics?
Fresh claims three-of Australia's most senior Catholic Church figures concealed the sexual assaults of young girls. John Stanley on a landmark case that could expose the church to criminal prosecution.
The Olympics represents the fittest, fastest and the best in human beings. John Stanley says it also represents goal setting, achieving, but let's not just focus on the gold tally, there's no shame in silver or bronze.
What a shame our politicians have descended into slanging matches over policy, unable to get important policy issues fixed. John Stanley looks at pokie reform and how minority politics has become a joke.
The future of employment in Australia and around the world will be in jobs that don't exist yet and industries that haven't been created. John Stanley gazes into the crystal ball to take a look where business is headed.
John Stanley says he's heard some beat up stories, but the changes to the Girl Guide oath is simply a way of updating the organization. He says claims of infiltration, eroding the values is nonsense, get over it?
When the men's Olympic marathon is run in London, chances are the winner will be a Kenyan. English author Adrahanand tells John Stanley why he moved his family to Kenya to try to discover their secret.
More than 30 years after Azaria's disappearance, and after four inquests into her death, Michael Chamberlain looks back at his life. He tells 2UE's John Stanley that he still has plenty of unanswered questions.
When Majok was 9 he was measured against an AK47 by rebel forces in Sudan. They decided he was too small to fight, so he ended up in refugee camp. Listen to his amazing and inspiring journey to Australia.
Most years, you are more likely to die of a medical emergency on a plane than in a crash. But, luckily odds are on most flights there'll be a doctor on board. John Stanley on what the odds are on your safety & survival.
Latest cancer survival report shows NSW has had a steady increase in survival rates. But John Stanley reveals the cancer institute is concerned over the "rather not know" attitude, which is still a real problem.
John Stanley has to eat humble pie as he looks at the recent involvement by the Upper House of Parliament in the WorkCover changes. Here's why having a mandate to govern may mean we still need a house of review.
Australian writer Michael Lucas' first feature film opened the Sydney Film Festival. John Stanley speaks with Michael on how his own health scare led to the romantic comedy, Not Suitable For Children.
Chris Adams talks with John Stanley about working with Mark Zuckerberg in Facebook's early days. His ex-colleagues have just become multi-millionaires, but Chris says he has no regrets leaving the firm.
Neuroscientist and author of "Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One", Dr Joe Dispenza speaks with John Stanley about the choices we make to change our lives.
The June 30 deadline to avoid paying stamp duty is leading to frenzy of off the plan sales. John Stanley & Christian Payne of the Real Estate Institute, calling for reduced stamp duty on all property transactions.
Craig Thomson has denied any use of a credit card to pay for prostitutes when he was an official with the HSU. 2UE looks at his claims he was set-up by a union rival who threatened to ruin his political ambitions.
Noise, parking and anti-social behaviour are the most common complaints made by neighbours living in apartment buildings. John Stanley on the new review of strata laws, and has asked for community input.
Ian 'Dicko' Dickson was not a fan of reality TV. Celebrity Apprentice has been a unique experience. Listen as he tells John Stanley how being a contestant has changed him, and the secret of reality TV.
If we didn't have a rancid political climate, we'd be in a better situation with the budget according to John Stanley. The Coalitions will win the next election, we have been badly lead, and that will be shown with wild budget cuts.
Premier Barry O'Farrell says he wants to get more "bang for taxpayers bucks" as the State Government looks to move its ministerial offices. The Premier has told John Stanley they're looking at other cheaper options.
Music is the universal language. It touches us and inspires us. John Stanley looks at how recently music has proven yet again what an inspiration it can be, and why the universal language should be taught in every school.
What is the secret to a fulfilling love life? What creates a sustaining relationship? John Stanley with Dr John Demartini reveals how to identify and awaken within your relationships fulfillment for what each other need.
A new national board has been set up to target alcohol advertising directed at teenagers. Professor Fiona Stanley is one of the heads of the new body and says alcohol is extremely damaging to the health of children.
John Stanley says it was a case of come in spinner this week as the media fell for a sleight of hand when it comes to the CBD bike paths. However, there are issues worth fixing with cyclists, as a fellow rider reveals.
The Reserve Bank has kept the cash rate at 4.25% after its March board meeting, citing improved economic conditions. But banks continue to lift rates. John Stanley looks at finding a better deal outside the big four.
Tex Perkins will again hit the stage in The Man in Black, performing in tribute one of the most incredible singers, songwriters and entertainers, Johnny Cash. John Stanley speaks with Tex on his Helpman Award winning show.
And now for the bad news, petrol prices are set to soar in Sydney. Motorist are likely to be squeezed an extra two cents a litre at the bowser in the next fortnight. John Stanley on the high dollar saving us from further pain.
The latest version of the My School website has been launched. Are public schools outperforming private? John Stanley discusses how parents and teachers can track the progress of students at almost 10,000 schools.
The western world is being flooded with hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers, and Australia is not on its own attempting to find a solution. John Stanley on where there is simply no easy answer to asylum seekers.