It’s Mental Health Week and Brainwaves is turning 10! Brainwaves is produced and presented by people with a lived experience of mental health issues. The show covers a wide range of interests and issues—previous shows have explored topics like women’s mental health, early interventions for psychosis, legal rights for consumers, mental health in the media, stigma in the workplace, promoting community inclusion and music as a means to recovery. In 2012, Brainwaves won the Excellence in Training Award by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. The Brainwaves team also won the Community Engagement award in the 2014 3CR Radio Awards. This week on Brainwaves we present a special 1 hour edition from 4.30-5.30pm. We'll chat with a few of the members of our team about their time as part of the Brainwaves show, some of their favourite memories and why Brainwaves is so important to them. You can tune into Brainwaves at 5pm on Wednesdays, where every week is Mental Health week. Brainwaves is sponsored by Wellways Australia.
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.
On Disability Day this year we hear from BIPOC (Black People, Indigenous People, and People of Colour) with various kinds of disabilities across 12 hours of dedicated programming. On 3 December from 7am-7pm we'll feature 'Power from the margins' covering BIPOC perspectives, live music, artists and discussion. Check out the full details here. Poster art for 3CR Disability Day Broadcast 2019 by Rukaya Springle (aka clitories). Image description: A colourful digital illustration of a group of people with different visible and invisible disabilities, gathered together in a group. They have different skin tones, and appear to be different ages. One of the people illustrated is Jane Rosengrave; she is flexing her biceps and wearing an Aboriginal Flag t-shirt.
Save the date! The 2019 Beyond the Bars CD Launch is on Thursday 14 November, 6.30-8.30pm at Maysar, Fitzroy Stars Gym (upstairs - accessible) on Gertrude Street. Guests, music and discussion on prison life, justice, and the power of radio. All welcome. Free CDs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided.
Each year 3CR celebrates International Day of People with a Disability on 3 December. This year from 7am to 7pm, the 12-hour broadcast will focus on BIPOC (Black People, Indigenous People, and People of Colour) with various kinds of disabilities. If you have ideas or would like to be involved, contact this year's Coordinator, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tune into 3CR for ongoing coverage of the struggle to protect Djap Wurrung heritage. You can also catch up on coverage from this year, and last year, that gives voice to the powerful fight to stop this senseless destruction of land, trees and country. Listen online now. (Pictured: 3CR broadcasters L-R Ross Morgan, Robbie Thorpe, Haiden Briggs, Johnny Mac and Kutcha Edwards showing their support for the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy).
Don't miss out on this great trivia night presented by our favourite legal radio show Done By Law. Pop it in the diary - Friday 6 September 6.30pm, Collingwood Townhall. Done By Law is the Federation of Community Legal Centres’ weekly CLC-run radio show and you don't want to miss this sell-out trivia extravaganza! Brush up on that general knowledge and do your daily core and stretching exercises because … the hottest LIMBO is back in town! Yep, once again the team are literally bending over backwards to raise funds for their show and the station. Be there! Details and tickets here.
The station community is saddened by the passing of long-term broadcaster Chris Gaffney on 14 August 2019. Chris had been a member of 3CR since 1990 volunteering his time, knowledge and interests as a trainer, programmer and a member the Program Sub-Committee and the Committee of Management. Chris had a wide interest in both politics and art and a sharp Marxist analysis that went with both. Chris was an actor, opera connoisseur and a strong advocate for the working class, ideas he wove through his programming both on Keep Left and Great Voices. Chris could be heard within the station debating over the kitchen table the finer points of a complex political theory or, singing at the top of his lungs during Great Voices. Chris was a unique character who was loved by both his comrades and colleagues at 3CR and his many listeners. Our deepest sympathy to Chris’s family and friends. A funeral service will be held for Chris at Ern Jensen Funerals on Tuesday 20 August, 3pm. 6 Bruce Street Preston. You can listen to Chris's final show on the Great Voices webpage.
Prepare your mental docking stations for the annual Lost in Science trivia night! Like Soyuz and Apollo, you can rendezvous with your friends in low-Earth orbit (very low) and help keep community radio on the air by taking part in Melbourne's greatest science quiz. This Space Age event is a fundraiser for 3CR, so entry is $20 per person. Tuesday 13 August, 6.30pm at the Carringbush Hotel, Abbotsford. You can bring cash on the night, or message us here or on email@example.com for online payment details. Teams are a maximum of 6 people. Let us know on Facebook if you believe you have the right stuff and want to reserve a table.
In 2019 we celebrated NAIDOC Week with Beyond the Bars ... featuring stories, songs, opinions and poems from the men and women in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Barwon Prison, Fulham Correctional Centre, Marngoneet Correctional Centre, Karreenga Annex, Loddon Prison and Port Phillip Prison. The all-Black radio broadcast team presents these special broadcasts for NAIDOC Week each year. You can now listen back to all of our broadcasts online.
Beyond the Bars Media Release 2019
Monday 8 July, 11-2pm, Dame Phyllis Frost Centre
Tuesday 9 July, 11-2pm, Marngoneet Correctional Centre
Wednesday 10 July, 11-1pm, Fulham Correctional Centre, 1-3pm, Loddon Prison
Thursday 11 July, 11-2pm, Port Phillip Prison
Friday 12 July, 11-1pm, Barwon Prison, 1-2pm, Karreenga Annex