Disability Day 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010 - 6:00am to 6:00pm
Beth Barnard

mcc_abigroup1.jpg3CR celebrated International Day of People with Disabilities 2010 with over 12 hours of radio presented by 3CR's diverse community of disability activists and friends

I am what I am

6 - 7am    Welcome to the day 
with Marisa Sposaro
Featuring: Dr Rhonda Galbally AO, Chair of the National People With Disabilities and Carer Council on "Shut Out - Life for Australians With a Disability & Their Families" Report Launch 2009 at theNational Press Club

7 - 8.30am   The Breakfast Show 
with Helen Gwilliam, Adrian Wong and Piers Gooding
Featuring: The Front Page - analysis of todays media coverage. Kirsten Deane,  Executive Director, National Disability and Carer Alliance on the campaign for National Disability Insurance Scheme. Sybille Kaczorek, Executive Officer National Ethnic Disability Alliance on the campaign to end discrimination against migrants with disability. Listen to Breakfast 7am-7.30am

Featuring Martin Healy Advocate, Youth Disability Advocacy Service. Alex Rowsell secretary and public officer at Reinforce, a Melbourne-based self-advocacy group for people with intellectual disabilities.
Christine Walton from Australian Disability and Development Consortium and Karina Okotel from CBM about achieving the Millenium Development Goals for people with disabilities in developing countries. Listen to Breakfast 7.30- 8am

Featuring The Front Page- analysis of todays media coverage. Rob Anderson, Wheelchair Sports Victoria about the Disability Sport and Recreation Festival, Federation Square. Listen to Breakfast 8am -8.30 am

Zoe and Rhiana

8.30  9am   Just one of the Girls 
With Rhiana and Zoe Whitson.

Zoe comes from a big family; four sisters, Mum and Dad. Rhiana is Zoe's big sister. Rhiana chats with her family about the rewards and challenges of growing up with intellectual disability.

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– 9.30am Spoken Word Language Pertaining to Diversity – a Healing Mission

Presented by Rhonda Jancovich. Works written and read by: Andy Jackson, Elanor Jackson, Emily Manger, Initially NO, Anna Fern, Avril Bradley, Nathan Curnow, Maree Cowan, Sandy Jeffs, Steve Smart and Vicki Thornton.

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9.30 – 10am   Out of our Minds
Presented by Piers Gooding and Flick Grey. 
Featuring  Our Consumer Place Co-ordinator Merinda Epstein, long-time activist, advocate, writer/ researcher and cartoonist in the 'mental health' consumer movement  Dr. David Webb, Melbourne-based psych survivor, academic, author, activist and disability advocate.

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Helen, John and Suzie

10 – 11am   Talkback discussion on disability 
Focus on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Featuring: Compass Clubhouse members. Suzie, John, Troy, Warren and Steve.Compass Clubhouse is organised by people recovering from ABI based in Northcote. Members run the club and manage their own recovery.

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11  12pm The Boldness 
With Phineas Meere, Daniel Kirby and Peter Johnson. 
Featuring Thomas Banks and his Mentor Rose, exploring sexuality and disability from a personal perspective. George Panousieris from Leadership Plus on leadership and disability. Melissa Noonan from Limbs 4 life on what IDPwD means to her.

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12  2pm    Local and Live 
Exploring the interface between music and disability.   
Presented by Richard Fields. Featuring Paul Cummins (AKA Ellroy Flicker) Ross McGregor pianist and studio engineer from Tamworth and Heidi Everett- Singer Songwriter Melbourne and Phil Heuzenrodeer - musician  and disability activist. Audio coming soon

ambient orchestras

 4pm    Burning Vinyl 
With Matt Gleeson.  
Featuring Live to air with The Footscray Ambient Orchestra. Listen to the live to air recording

 6pm   I just can’t hide it
Young women with disability explore everything from self advocacy, fashion  and parliamentary representation to dating, technology and queer rights. Featuring: Selene Mathews, Carly Findlay, Naja, Heather Forsyth, Jessica Parraga, Tully Zygier, Beth Barnard, Kelly Vincent and Angie Jones.

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– 6.30pm 
Marisa Sposaro
 in conversation with Jeanette Lee from Yooralla, Community Learning and Living Service. Leanne Daniels, a vision impaired mother from Victoria on some of the challenges faced by vision impaired parents. Therese Sands fromPeople with Disability Australia talking about the forced sterilisation of women with disabilities.

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3CR presenter Jane Rosengrave
3CR’s Disability Day Broadcast presented and produced by people with disabilities and chronic illness.



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