with John and Miles
7:05am First edition of The Front Page, covering ‘old media’, hard copy newspapers
7:15am We spoke with Roger Wilson, president of Fair Go For Pensioners about the cost of public transport for people on low incomes.
7:30am We spoke with Alexandra Tselios from The Big Smoke about Democratizing public discourse or shotgun on-line abuse? and internet shaming and the implications? Welcome to the meme generation.
7:45am We spoke with Erin Lewis Fitzgerald, founder of Bright Sparks, a new community initiative here in Melbourne that wants to break the endless cycle of consume, break and throw away, by doing something really radical – fixing stuff up, about how many toasters have you bought, and thrown away when they break? What about electric kettles? Vacuum cleaners, coffee makers. The list goes on and on. Go to get them fixed, and they tell you it’s cheaper to get a new one.
8:00am Digital edition of the Front Page, looking at progressive/alternative on-line reportage and commentary
8:10am The battle of Tecoma made headlines a couple of years ago. A classic David and Goliath story. Tecoma is a little town in the Dandenong Ranges that engaged in an epic fight to keep a 24 hour drive through McDonalds from opening on the main street. McDonalds won, but not without some serious collateral damage. And they’re at it again, this time in Western Australia. Garry Muratore is the media and communications co-ordinator for the “No McDonalds Tecoma” campaign, get an up date, and we find out how the skills they developed over the 3 year campaign are being exported to the WA community.
with Beth, Peter and Sue
7:00am Front Page (papers)
7:15am (Budget review with sound effects by Corey Marie from Saturday morning Solidarity Breaky show)
7:30am Ursula Alquier - Lock the Gate Victorian Coordinator Quitcoal (Friends of the Earth) Community Campaigner email@example.com
7:45am Music and activist calendar (Formidable Vegetable Sound System who performed at Saturday's Dance against Monsanto: Track 6 No Such Thing As waste runs for 3minutes 18 seconds)
8:00am Front page (papers)
8:15am Jane Morel disability rights in the studio.
8:30am Thank yous.
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