40 days to celebrate 40 years

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 12:30pm
Celebrating 40 years. 1976-2016.

Enjoy a selection of historical broadcasts celebrating 40 years of Radical Radio - 3CR 1976-2016. Broadcast through October to November 2016, the audio features delve into the station's rich archive to bring you half an hour of historical gems!

More audio coming soon ...


INDIGENOUS

This special begins with a short audio compilation from the 'Flat Feet First Fleet De-enactment' which was broadcast from the Fitzroy Pool in 1988 and is followed by a Koori Survival Show broadcast from 1994 where Gary Foley provides an overview of the battle over the Northland Secondary School closure. A battle that was hard fought and won. Listen now.

3CR's Robbie Thorpe, Johnny Harding and Gilla McGuiness host this special 2012 broadcast to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra. Established on the lawns of Old Parliament House in January 1972, the embassy has been a focal point for the struggle for Aboriginal rights. This special features music and interviews with Indigenous activists from around the country. Listen now.

This 2012 interview was taken from the Precious Memories program, the long running series celebrating the music and the stories of Fitzroy's First Peoples. It features host Gilla McGuinness in conversation with singer/songwriter Archie Roach. Listen now.

 

WOMEN

This program features a range of Indigenous Australian women talking about issues that have had significance for them, the struggles they've encountered and endured and the importance of Land and Family. It is from a Women on the Line special, On the Record, first broadcast in 2007. Listen now.

In this program titled 'Feminists Making Waves', you will hear how a major way of stopping the silencing of women is to make the status of women and womens' experience central to an understanding of the world. This program is from a Women on the Line special, On the Record, first broadcast in 2007. Listen now.

Titled 'Not the Same: Culturally Diverse Women and Violence', this program comes from the conference of the same name held in 1996, focussing on how violence can affect women from non-English speaking backgrounds in different ways. It looks at how issues such as access, wider community attitudes and government policy can contribute to higher incidence and severity of violence for women of culturally diverse backgrounds in Australia. The program will also look at these issues from an international perspective.This program is from a Women on the Line special, On the Record, first broadcast in 2007. Listen now.

This special entitled 'Affirmation Politics' highlights the ways that cultural norms maintain barriers to female representation in political life. This program is from a Women on the Line special, On the Record, first broadcast in 2007. Listen now.

Titled 'Adveritising Bodies: Body Image and Women's Identity', this program takes a close look at the politics surrounding body image, and how women come to view themselves and expect to be viewed by society. It also looks at how so many body myths are forged through various media channels, including print media, billboards and pornography, in all its forms. This program is from a Women on the Line special, On the Record, first broadcast in 2007. Listen now.

Titled ''Violence and the Law' this documentary investigates landmark changes to laws relating to violence against women, and to official responses to this violence in the 20 years prior to the program's broadcast in the mid-2000s. This program is from a Women on the Line special, On the Record, first broadcast in 2007. Listen here.


DISABILITY

This presentation showcases 3CR's ongoing commitment to disability advocacy, featuring interviews and discussions from The Boldness and Raising Our Voices. Listen now.

 

QUEER

This audio is from the pioneering queer program Gay Liberation, which began in the late 1970s. Titled "Working Class Homosexual", it features a discussion about public perceptions of homosexuality at that time, and how these preconceptions had an impact on socio-economic structures. Listen now. 

Interview with American filmmaker John Waters on music program A New Kind of Kick, broadcast in the late 80s and early 90s. Waters was in Australia at the time as a guest of the Melbourne Film Festival to promote his film Cry Baby. Listen now.

 

Historic Broadcasts
Saturday
3CR has an amazing history of broadcasting important political and activist events. Here are a few from our archives.

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Episodes

40 days to celebrate 40 years

18 Oct 2016
Celebrate the station's forty years with forty days of historical specials

Nelson Mandela on 3CR 1990

24 Dec 2013
On October 25 1990 3CR broadcast live from the Melbourne Town Hall, where Nelson Mandela had come to address the Victorian trade union movement.

20th Anniversary CD

1 May 1996
Made in 1996 - a snapshot of 20 years of broadcasting