On 15 October 1970 the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne collapsed during construction killing 35 people and injuring many more. 3CR will mark this important 50 year commemoration with a special broadcast featuring audio from our archives. Tune in at 2pm on Thursday 15 October. More information and audio links will be available after the broadcast. www.3cr.org.au/westgatebridge
These are strange and disconcerting times, and 3CR - as always - is focused on community inclusion, participation and cohesion in order to build a better world. We want to hear from you - whether you're a regular listener, programmer, or you've just found us on the AM dial. Send us a voice memo! Share a radical vision for the future, an inspiring thought for the day, information on a current campaign or your personal insight of the day. Send your short (less than 1 minute) voice memo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it on the radio!
3CR has decided to close its doors to volunteers and guests from Monday 23 March as we try to do our part to minimise the spread of the coronavirus throughout the community. At the front of our minds, is protecting the most marginalised and vulnerable. But we are still here. And we’ll continue broadcasting, 24 hours a day, with radical, alternative content throughout this period – but things will sound a bit different. Some programmers will present their shows on the phone, and we’ll be finding creative ways to bring you our regular programming. So stay tuned, stay safe, and be kind to each other.
Diaspora Blues is a new show that provides a platform for people interested in ideas about home, community, and belonging. Hosted by Bigoa and Baasto and produced by Ayan Shirwa. Tune in for the first show, Monday 2 March at 2.30pm, featuring Ruth Nyaruot Ruach speaking about her platform ‘Next in Colour’ and the work they’re doing to create opportunities for artists from the African diaspora. We'll also discuss the challenges of being a third culture kid.
Wondering where your regular Monday afternoon Celtic Folk Show went? You can now listen to the Celtic Folk Show on Tuesdays between 3-4pm.
Join 3CR on Sunday 8 March as we dish up another feast of radical ideas to end gender inequality. Centring the voices of First Nations, refugee, migrant women and gender diverse people. Challenging liberal and corporate feminisms in discussions on sovereignty, workers rights, abelism, nuclear disarmament, environmental justice, animal rights, music and performance. 11pm Saturday 7 March to midnight Sunday 8 March. For more details go to International Women's Day 2020.
The start of 2020 heralded catastrophic conditions for communities and the natural environment right across Australia. It is devastating to see the direct impact of years of government inaction on climate change together with the extreme corporate greed. Now is the time to stand up and fight against ecological genocide. It is clear that only a mass mobilisation of people and communities will create the change necessary.The essence of any movement for social change is communication and information. Community radio provides a vital space for us to communicate and organise together free from vested corporate interests and the profit motive. Be part of the movement for change - become a member of Melbourne’s precious independent community media.
In 2020, 3CR marks Invasion Day with special programming and live coverage of the Melbourne rally. Across seven hours, our programming will reveal the real history of Australia, cover local and interstate events and rallies, demand justice and celebrate the survival and culture of Aboriginal people. Tune into 3CR on Sunday 26 January from 9am - 4pm for coverage of the 2020 Invasion Day events and issues. Details here.
Tune in this Monday 20 January for a live broadcast at 12 noon from the commemoration of the two freedom fighters - Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner - who were executed 178 years ago.
The Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner Commemoration Committee will hold a public ceremony to honour all indigenous people who have suffered under the ongoing colonisation process. Join the commemoration at the Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner monument on the corner of Victoria and Franklin Streets, Melbourne.
Tune into the live broadcast on 855AM, Digital 3CR, or streaming at www.3cr.org.au/streaming.
3CR wishes all our listeners, volunteers and supporters the very best for a relaxing summer break. We look forward to bringing you more compelling and rousing radio in 2020. But there's no need to turn off! We've collated a great summer listening line-up, so we hope you can kick back and listen up.
The idea that as human beings we have universal and inalienable rights has been internationally recognised since the birth of the United Nations in the mid-20th Century. But how effective has this idea actually been? Additionally, in what ways does the regime, created by and in the interests of the US (and western imperialism), actually uphold the power structures and inequalities it claims to fight against? On 10 December for Human Rights Day, Tuesday Breakfast will reflect on these questions between 7 - 8.30am. They'll unpack the history of human rights, explore just how effective they are, and discuss issues of unequal access between states in the Global North and Global South.