Wednesday Breakfast

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


Patrick Beggs, Nick Wallis and Judith Peppard


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Interviews with David Giles and Gene Kehoe

Interviews and discussion on Melbourne's 'no homeless ban', the first Indian Pacific Wheel Race, alternative news, and commentary.
29 Mar 2017

Dr Jeanette Pritchard - Bionic Vision - TEDxStKilda

Dr Jeanette Pritchard of the Monash Vision Group discusses her TEDxStKIlda talk on bionic vision
24 Jun 2015

Alice Morell - Motherhood - TEDxSt Kilda

Alice Morell from The Mother Movement discusses her TEDxStKilda talk on motherhood
17 Jun 2015

Danny Blay- No To Violence - TEDxStKilda

Danny Blay, former director of No To Violence, discusses his TEDxStKIlda talk on men's violence
10 Jun 2015

About Wednesday Breakfast

Wednesday 24 May 2017

with Patrick Beggs and Nick Walls

7:00am  Communication Mixdown

Jackie Dickenson used to be copywriter in the advertising business.  Now she's a social historian at University of Melbourne And she's co-authored a book that explores the world of advertising, and it's not like the tv series Madmen. The book's called Behind Glass Doors: the world of Australian advertising agencies 1959-1989. Talking here to Communication Mixdown co-presenter John Langer

Communication Mixdown can be heard Thursdays 6:00pm to 6:30pm

7.30am  Welcome to country  On the phone with Gulliver McLean from Student for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Uni-Melb – Who are hosting an event on the 25th of May called 'Know Your Rights session!'  In response to Victoria Police's Operation Safe night (see High Alert for more details) which is using sniffer dogs to search clubs and waiting lines for illicit drugs.

7.45am  'Baker Boy' - Cloud 9 (feat Kian) rap song (indigenous/ English)

7.55am News
The Attorney General, George Brandis, has intervened in a Federal Court hearing in which the Traditional Owners fighting Adani’s proposed coal mine are seeking to strike out a fake agreement Adani claims to have for the mine to proceed.

They’re mysterious bursts of radio waves from space that are over in a fraction of a second. Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are thought to occur many thousands of times a day, but since their first detection by the Parkes radio telescope a decade ago only 30 have been observed. Now we may be more frequent recording of FRBs thanks to the new Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).

On Phone we will have Konard Srokowski and Hanna Marcus Social Work students at RMIT university and Professor Charlotte Williams OBE, Deputy Dean of RMIT's Social Work in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Speaking about the event 'Difficult Conversation' that took place last Wednesday the 17th of May at RMIT, an event that was part of the 2017 National Week of Action. A student run initiative centring the conversation around the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths in out-of-home-care in Australia.

A track from Black Rock Band titled 'Bininji Kunborrk', off the soon to be released EP. Black Rock Band playing at the Children’s Ground event tonight the 24th of May at the Melba Spiegeltent 35 Johnston St, Collingwood.

We are then joined via phone with Richie Guymala the lead singer of Black Rock Band, to talk about the show and the band.


If you have queries or stories for the above programs contact Gabrielle Reade, 3CR's Current Affairs Coordinator.

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