HRT 3 - 06/07/2020 "Dehumanization virus" - At the very beginning of the pandemic, one of the main recommendations of the Civil Protection Headquarters was that people belonging to the older generation should not leave the house. The identity of an individual has been reduced to a chronological age and now requires a way of behaving determined by others. Who, in fact, are these people today who, because of their age, belong to a vulnerable group? How to imprison the generation of our parents who changed the world through rebellion in the 1960s and 1970s, now restrict their movement and constantly emphasize that the whole world has been stopped for their safety. Post-war optimism, hippie movement, anti-war movements, anti-baby pills, resistance against parents, more than ever opportunities to travel and cross borders, consuming culture, and even the birth of an entire anti-aging industry are all achievements of the pandemic generation. to preserve them. Closing borders, introducing extraordinary measures, political practices that can easily slip into totalitarianism in more mature societies, impossibility of personal choice, responsibility towards one's neighbors and society, but also responsibility towards quality of life and humanity - these are topics we will discuss with Igor Mandic, a well-known intellectual. , literary critic, polemicist and publicist.
HRT 3 - 08.06.2020. "The struggle is female" - although the large-scale crisis caused by the virus pandemic we have witnessed in recent months affects everyone equally, it is women who have again in a specific way carried and bear the burden of the same crisis. While many had the luxury of staying at home, shopkeepers and cashiers worked tirelessly all the time and were exposed to all the dangers of infection. Nurses, nurses in homes for the elderly and infirm, teachers, cleaners and sanitary staff - occupations without which it was realized that it is really impossible, are again mostly women. Furthermore, women in unfavorable family circumstances, abused women, of lower socioeconomic status, were particularly vulnerable during the state of emergency and movement ban worldwide. Many of them also, after working hours, in societies where a strong patriarchal system is present, took responsibility for the education of their children in the period of non-teaching in schools. We are talking about all these topics and how this situation will affect the position of women in society in the future, from workers to independent artists with the award-winning director Anica Tomić, a member of the #Save Me initiative, nominated for the previous year's Scary Woman Award.
HRT 3 - 09.06.2020. "Sex and intimacy in times of crisis" - the basic prerequisite for achieving intimacy and quality sex life are most often physical intimacy and immediacy. In a period when distance is required from the whole society for the sake of health, people are not deprived of their basic needs for intimacy and sex. What the period of isolation and self-isolation meant for most of them; from couples living together and experiencing a new honeymoon or hell, to singles who found it impossible to find partners in social contact, so many sexual activities, as well as various others, had to move "online". How much have people’s sexual habits started to change or permanently change, what does this mean for intimacy, do we become more aware and sensitive or are we closer to approaching sex remotely, as something on screen, essentially separate from us? How does the sexual being in us react to a long-lasting state of uncertainty and fear in society, do we become more prone to entering into risky relationships or do we become more closed and anxious? Is there already some scientific research that could tell us something about this most intimate and free part of ourselves? We will discuss all these topics with dr. sc. Tanja Jurin, a sex therapist from the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb.
HRT 3 - 10.06.2020. "The virus is not the biggest threat, political decisions - they are" - Mankind has faced a global crisis in recent months, perhaps the biggest crisis of our generation. Such a crisis, which affects the whole society, puts all systems to the test, primarily the one politically responsible for the functioning of institutions and the care of citizens. Only then does it become clear how important control of the political system is. At times, it seemed that an epidemic could mark a turning point in the history of surveillance especially in societies that lean toward strong leaders who could easily lead them into a dictatorship. Increasing oversight of citizens should always go hand in hand with increasing oversight of government. The predominant role in this process is played by the media, which provide information to citizens, shape the state of society's consciousness and are responsible for both the accuracy of information and the atmosphere of fear or optimism they are able to create. We will talk to award-winning political journalist and commentator Helena Puljiz about how an ordinary citizen can cope with this dynamic, what we can do to put pressure on politicians, and how important education and critical thinking are at the moment.
HRT 3 - 11.06.2020. "Is there life after a pandemic?" - The main strategies to combat the spread of the virus in previous months have been social and physical distance, as well as quarantine and self-isolation. Imposed, for many unnatural and unacceptable conditions in many people have caused various psychological consequences. The spread of fear and uncertainty through the media, often contradictory information along with existential problems and separation from society further aggravated the previous period. But is all this really so unbearable, or have modern banal views on the meaning of life that advocate lasting happiness, eternal health and uncomplicatedness contributed to this weight? Have we become accustomed in this part of the world to the conditions of elementally comfortable escapism, and has it made us incapable of enduring life? Self-isolation has outwardly given us loneliness, but also the opportunity to transform it into voluntary loneliness, which can be a positive feeling of enjoying socializing with ourselves, within ourselves. Realizing that sometimes sociability stems from an inability to endure loneliness and ourselves in it can mean much more to our inner growth. Assuming longevity of life to its quality and medicalization of human activities and their constant assessment for health is also a feature of our time. Will this change after the crisis that has gripped the whole world, we will find out in a conversation with Robert Torre, a psychiatrist and author of the famous publicist book: "Is there life before death?"