A promise to fight: Australian Nuclear Free Alliance 2014
This year’s meeting of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance celebrated the wins and got to business with a promise to fight the nuclear industry every step of the way. From north to south and west to east, these are the voices of ANFA stepping up and talking out against uranium mining, nuclear freeways and radioactive waste dumping. This year’s meeting had particular focus on the Ranger uranium mine and the ongoing pitfalls of radioactive waste management post-Muckaty. From mine to port, from reactors to waste, ANFA challenges the industry’s radioactive racism that leaves a never-ending impact on land and people.
Kylie guest features on this edition of Spoken Word. Topics include poetry venues, GLBTI experiences, refugee rights. Producer Peter Davis.
In our annual Lost in Science (Fiction) episode for Halloween, the team explore some of the real world science behind cinematic and fictional science, including how people interact online and with AIs compared with the film Her, how natural superpowers could influence fictional superheroes, and what does it really mean to be a X-men style mutant?
Associate Professor Kristie Miller speaks about the philosophy of time. Answers questions such as, do objects change through out time? What would the world be like if there was no time? Do you think time travel will ever be possible?
The courtesan in Amy Tan’s, ‘The valley of Amazement’, provides a unique perspective into the culture and histpry of China.
Hosts Kathy and Kate interview Dr Victoria Palmer, a lead researcher with one of the five study groups that comprise the Core Project. Her group is looking at improving services in Victorian community mental health facilities as well as improving recovery for consumers and carers living with mental illness.
Finding the signal in the noise: Dr Jack Barton & Dr Bob Stimpson (aurin.org.au) join to discuss the good news story behind big data. We cover the macro analysis possible with geo-spatial analysis and the relevance of location, location to enabling better decision making! Elsewise we are flying blind!!! www.prosper.org.au
His week that was- Kevin Healy; Sri Lanka – Dr Brian Senewaratne; Pride preview and issues in Britain – Sue Leigh; Bolivia elections – Dr Ralph Newmark; Sydney peace activist Nick Deane.
Olfat Mahmoud is the founder and director of the Pealestinian Women’s humanitarian Organisation in Lebanon. She is a Palestinian refugee, a nurse, a university lecturer and an advocate for peace and justice for the forgotten Palestinians languishing in refugee camps in the Middle East.
Dr Liz Hanna, an expert in heat stress, speaks about the UN Climate Summit, in New York. Nic Maclellan reports on how Australia is viewed by its Pacific neighbours as it backs out of the Green Climate Fund. PNG Climate Warrior, Ariane Kassman, speaks about climate refugees from the Carteret Islands. And Marshallese poet, Kathy Jetnil Kijiner, appeals to the UN with her poem “Tell them.”
On todays program Chris interviews Steve Abbott from the newly created Bike Bendigo about about their formation and plans for Bendigo to become a leading regional cycling area. News includes the reopening of the Main Yarra Trail between MacRobertson Bridge and Burnley Harbour, MoreArt, the Moreland City Council Public Art Show along the Upfield rail and bike precinct, tell your #bikebingle stories on twitter, shared path installations from CC&Co, The Squeaky Wheel and the City of Yarra, TransportCamp, City of Melbourne Bicycle Forum and Live at the Trak: Bikes 4 Life’s Annual Fundraising Event.
Presenters and guests are Pam Vardy, Graeme Morrison – fruit tree expert, Virginia Heywood – RBG guide, and James Beattie – researcher, ABC Gardening Australia.
Listen to a discussion about responses to racism within the queer community and a discussion and other current affairs.
We chat with Stormy May, creator of the inspiring & thought provoking documentary, “The Path of The Horse” which for many of us begs the question, “Should we be riding horses at all?”
We also chat with Ward Young, Communications Manager at the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses.
This week on Earth Matters, the Western Australian government is proposing changes to the state’s Aboriginal Heritage Act, largely to benefit the mining industry. If the proposed legislation goes ahead, Aboriginal heritage sites that are already badly protected could be destroyed without consultation with Traditional Owners.
We also hear about fossil fuel divestment campaigns on Australian university campuses, and catch up on negotiations on the review of the Renewable Energy Target.
Tribute show to Bill Deller. Lynne Beaton and Lalitha Chelliah join Annie McLoughlin and others to talk about Bill’s legacy to the progressive side of politics.
The latest on public and private education from Defense of Government Schools.
Over the last four years Karen Pickering has cultivated and curated a safe but lively space for feminists from all walks of life to debate, share experiences and have a laugh about a huge range of issues. The space is a live talk show called Cherchez La Femme and on this weeks episode of women on the line we’ll hear some of the audio from the last event on feminism and ageing.
Beyond Zero talks to Clinton Wood from Lighthouse Infrastructure about financing solar installations plus the RET and CEFC.
Shane and Anne from HAAG bring you older persons’ housing activist news with a focus this month on pets – why they’re important, and what are your rights.
The G20 is just around the corner. Brisbane is playing host. But there’s another kind of gathering taking place there as well. This week Dirt Radio talks to one of the organizers of Visioning Another World: The G20 Peoples Summit, a three-day festival of symposiums, idea-sharing, art, creative activities, education and action.
Misha Coleman, chief executive of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce, lived and worked in Cambodia and Vietnam for seven years. Today we tap into her personal experiences to explore the dreadful fate ahead for about 1000 refugees the Australian government plans to send to Cambodia, one of the most corrupt, poverty-stricken countries in the world.
Labour news from the Asia Pacific region. Interview with Shaun Harris, uncle of Ms. Julieka Dhu, an Aboriginal woman who died in police cells. Shaun is organising a National Day of Action against Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Asia Pacific Currents is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links.
Les saludamos con comentarios sobre el clima, la construcción de carretera obliga a propietarios a vender sus hogares. precios del petrol. Australia tiene mas millonarios en el mundo. Triunfo de Evo Morales. Demanda de campesinos colombianos a compania petrolera. Estas son algunas de las informaciones que entregamos en este programa. felicidades amor y paz.
Today we celebrate one of our unsung sports heroes, the late Peter Norman. Norman stood on the Olympic dias in Mexico 1968, as silver medallist in the 200 metres, in full support of black Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos as they gave the black power salute to protest racism. Norman was ostracised by Australian athletics officials when he returned home, and spurned for the rest of his life but in the US October 9 is designated each year as ‘Peter Norman Day’.
Chinland thawng, Kawlram thawng, Ram dang thawng, Ngandamnak le Lai zuun hla dawh hna an si.
The Plumbers Union weekly radio show. Presented by The Plumbing Trades Employment Union (PTEU).
Valerie and Trish interviewed two key members of OSMAD’s new production, the Mel Brooks Musical ‘The Producers’ – producer Richard Beveridge and costume organiser Jan Goldsmith.
There less people with disabilities employed than the general population Two recent studies reflect this 54.4 people w disabilities are working capered to 84% of the general population.This other study suggests even greater disparity with only 39.9% of People With Disabilities are working compared to 79.4 of People without disabilities.We Spoke with Jess May CEO of Enabled Employment about the innovative ways Enabled Employment is getting more People with Disabilities working.
The Sydney Solidarity Network has sprung up recently, informed and inspired by other grassroots-based organising and fighting organisations like Seattle Solidarity Network in the United States and UNITE the fighting union for fast food and retail workers here in Victoria. Stick Together caught up with a couple of members to talk about SydSol’s foundation and activities as well as one of their most recent battles with the member at the centre of it.
Sue Smith from the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) joins Tim and Pauline from AMIDA to explain how the self advocacy model works and why it matters.
The September edition of Small Talk saw the team continue to explore issues around mental health. They also discussed the upcoming Short Statured People of Australia convention, what conventions mean to them and what they get out of the 1 week out of 52 where Short Statured People are the majority.
This weeks program is about the history of Kurds and Yazidis.
and the involvement of the US in the Middle East.
Food Not Bombs Edition. The government pours money into war memorial celebrations and new tasers for police – what does this mean? Today we will be talking generally about Militarisation, Anzac day, Cops, PSO’s and other great stuff the world throws at us…dig in!
This week on Melbourne Chautari Rupesh interviews one of Nepal’s great national cricket players, Shakti Gauchan, about his performance in the 20 – 20 World Cup.
Girt by Sea is a program that covers political issues in the South East Asian region; In this week’s program we discuss the plight of the people who were affected by Haiyan in the Philippines and later we cover the ongoing issue of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Un programa con noticias información y comentarios, esperamos lo disfruten, hasta la próxima semana, muchas gracias, felicidades!
Sumaia and Janielle chat with journalism student Alcyone Alphonse about the lack of representation of women of colour in the mainstream media!
On tonight’s show Jonathan discusses glyphosate increase, Monsanto investment worries and what the coalition could do to our rights to protest.
I speak with Sarah Williams from Multicultural Arts Victoria about the Rights at the Round Table forums!
Special guest presenter, writer and human rights activist, Samah Sabawi presents Part 2 of a 2 part series commemorating the Palestinian Nakbah which saw the establishment of the state of Israel & the beginning of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
In this episode – part 2 – Samah will be discussing the ethnic cleansing of Palestine past and present.
This month we hear highlights from Melbourne’s May Day rally, chat to the guys at Ceva in Melbourne’s north and hit the road for Victoria’s regional delegates training.
Valerie interviewed former Attorney General Rob Hulls about his new job as Adjunct Professor at RMIT. Sue interviewed Hans Hols Associate Professor at Sydney University about concerns around the new DSM5 and Sharon Malcolms, a podiatrist from NYCH, on the foot problems resulting from stilletto heels. Finally Valerie Farfalla and Sue Leigh said goodbye to Wednesday Hometime but can now be heard on Monday Breakfast at 7am.
To mark 20 years since the High Court’s decision to grant native title to Eddie Mabo and the people of the Murray Islands, we speak with Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen QC. Dr Keon-Cohen appeared in the High Court for Mabo, as well as being counsel in the Wik case. He reflects on 20 years of native title, and speaks about the significance and preparation for the famous case.