Current Affairs Workers
With Ania, Emma and Shamini
7:15am Shamini spoke to Andrea Thompson, inventor of the ethical board game, 'Fair Go', where the only way to win is to give back to the community.
7:30am Shamini spoke to Raph Richards, primary school teacher at the Distance Education Centre of Victoria, about the recent Hour of Code event they hosted last week. Hour of Code 2014 was launched by Barack Obama and was the largest global learning event in history, which saw over 75 million students in over 180 countries, spending an hour of their time learning the basics of coding and computer science through interactive tutorials. All tutorials are self-guided and anyone can access them and start learning at any time.
7:45am Ania spoke with Jenny Weber from the Bob Brown Foundation about a recent field trip to the southern forests of Tasmania. Markets For Change, Tasmanian Conservation Trust and The Bob Brown Foundation accompanied the auditors assessing Forestry Tasmania’s application for Forest Stewardship Certification to see the reality of forest management.
8:15am Emma spoke with with Chris Breen, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Collective about an overnight vigil tonight and protest tomorrow morning to try and stop the deportation of Gulistan, a 33 year old Hazara man. Chris spoke about the concern for the safety of asylum seekers who are deported back to Afghanistan. The vigil starts this evening at 7.30pm, and the protest is tomorrow morning at 7.30am.
Alternative news, current affairs and media analysis 7:00 - 8:30 am
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