Monday Breakfast

Monday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.


John Langer, Aziza Hussein, Kay Wilde and Valerie Farfalla


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25 April 2016

with John and Valerie

7:05am -  Front page

7:15am - History professor Joy Damousi from Melbourne University says that the sounds of the battlefield and the home front during war are powerful shapers of  war memory and emotion. She talks about her investigations into what she calls the soundscapes of war, as these were experienced - both by combatants, and civilians during the first and second world wars. 

7:30am - One hundred years ago, the suburbs of Brunswick and Coburg voted "no" to conscription for WW1. Actually, they voted "no" twice - in 1916 and again in 1917.  Residents of Brunswick and Coburg have started a campaign to commemorate the anti-conscription movement in those suburbs. Liam Byrne, a postgraduate student at Melbourne University with a specialism in Australian Labor history explains some of the background to this locally based anti-conscription movement.

7:45am - Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought overseas; and on Anzac Day, commemorations all over the country come together around these diverse memorials. Why aren’t there any memorials or commemorations of wars that were fought on Australian soil -- between indigenous nations and white colonists? History Professor Henry Reynolds from the University of Tasmania talks about his answer to this question with reference to his multi-award winning a book, “Forgotten War”.

8:10am Judith Smart, Principal Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at Melbourne University has written extensively on social change and war, the suffrage movement, and women’s political protest in WW 1. She provides a preview of a talk she will give at on St Ambrose Community Hall on Sydney Road in Brunswick - one of the centres of anti-conscription campaigning in Melbourne in 1916-17.



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

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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