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3CR Film Fundraiser

Bring your friends for a movie night out at 3CR’s screening of the new political comedy ‘Pride’ on Thursday 6 November. Set in the Margaret Thatcher’s England in the summer of 84, ‘Pride’ is the story of how a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists join forces with the National Union of Mineworkers to raise money to support the strikers' families. 

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Treaty Now

Tune in to 3CR's annual Invasion Day broadcast on Thursday 26 January and hear the truth about Australia's colonial past and present, and the ongoing struggle for a First Nations Treaty. Join 3CR's indigenous broadcasters Robbie Thorpe from Fire First, Viv Malo from The Black Block and others for commentary, interviews, music, and updates from rallies and actions across the country on Thursday 26 January from 11-4pm.

Summer programming 2016 - 2017

Enjoy summer radio on-air and online wherever you are with spokenword and music summer specials to keep you going through the long days. Remember to also catch up on many of the specials from our busy 40th birthday year - Black Gold, Beyond the Bars, Disability Day and 40 days. It's been a radical year, and we look forward to an even better 2017! 

Sticky Carpet

3CR's Music Matters, Burning Vinyl and Let Your Freak Flag Fly celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mark Butcher's film Sticky Carpet. Featuring interviews and scorching live performances by The Dirty Three, The Stabs, Bored!, I Spit on your Gravy, The Sailors, Love of Diagrams, Pisschrist and more, the film documents the raw and vital Melbourne music scene in 2006.

Beyond the Bars CD Launch 2016

Come along to this year's Beyond the Bars CD launch. Thursday 15 December, 6.30 - 8.30pm at Gertrude Contemporary.

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Disability Day 3 December

Saturday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability. Tune in for 12 hours of radical community radio, by, for and about People with Disability. Check the full program here. We'll meet activists and performers in the City of Yarra who are fighting for accessible and equal communities. We've got live music with Are You Looking At Me? and Let Your Freak Flag Fly, with performances from Eddie Ink and Ross de Vent. And tune in for special disability day editions of Stick Together, Solidarity Breakfast, Radioactive Show, Progressive Beats and much, much more. Access All Areas! 3CR, Saturday 3 December, 7.00am to 7.00pm.

Black Gold 1970s

Black Gold is a 5-part series that digs deep through the 3CR archive to present ... Black Gold. We take listeners from the 1970s right through to the present day with a look at how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasters at 3CR covered some incredible community events and significant political struggles. We’ll attend a land rights meeting in 1978, celebrate the life of broadcaster Lisa Bellear, and hear about the successes of the campaign to save Northlands Secondary College. We’ll also reflect back on the anti-Bicentenary actions in 1988 and get up-to-date with the ongoing struggle for sovereignty and treaty. Tune in each Wednesday from 7-8am for Black Gold.

Crudo wine sales

It's our fortieth birthday and winemaker and 3CR supporter Luke Lambert is helping us out by providing us with wine for a special fundraiser to commemorate. We are selling this wine via telephone, mail or internet order only, and it will be available for collection from 3CR from 15 November to 23 December 2016.

Communication Mixdown

This Thursday 17 November, 6-6.30pm, 3CR's newest program Communication Mixdown casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week Jennifer Martin and John Langer will mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?