Disability Day 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015 - 10:45am
Bearbrass Asylum Orchestra perform live at Federation Square, 3CR Disability Day, 2013

Welcome to 3CR’s annual all-day broadcast celebrating International Day of People with a Disability.12+ hours of radical radio by, for and about people with disability. Thursday 3rd December from 6.00am to 6.30pm.

6.00amStick Together Australia's only national radio show focusing on industrial, social and workplace issues.  Annie McLoughlin is joined by Historian Dr Henningham and Kelly Vincent, Dignity for Disability Party’s representative in South Australian. Dr Henningham is making an encyclopedia to address the balance in history for women. Dr Henningham  reminds us of women activists who fought to change the questions and answers when it comes to disability in our society. Kelly has an entry in the encyclopedia and is the first South Australian politician to permanently use a wheelchair for mobility, the youngest woman ever elected to an Australian parliament and the first Australian to be elected on the platform of disability rights. She is also an endless crusader to fix grammar mistakes. Listen Here (13.8 MB)

6:30am - Disability Rap: Desegregating the Workplace for People with Disabilities

Disability Rap is broadcast weekly by the FREED Center for Independent Living in California. Presented by disability activist Ana Acton. Reflecting the language of the US civil rights movement, a recent show discussed desegregating the workplace and abolishing sub-minimum wages for people with disability. No disability enterprises. No sheltered workshops. Desegregate work!

7.00am - Big Bold Breakfast 

Join Phin, Raphael and Helen for an extended, Disability Day breakfast show!, taking a critical look at disability news and current affairs in 2015.  Damian Griffis of the First People’s Disability Network will talk about the need for a royal commission into violence against people with disability. We’ll meet Colleen Furlanetto, Winner of the 2015 Women with Disabilities Victoria Women’s Brenda Gabe Leadership Award, member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council and newly-elected Mayor of Strathbogie Shire. Listen Here (21.22MB)

Katherine Annear of the Autistic Family Collective  will talk about the need for advocacy for Autistic people in Australia and the growing neurodiversity movement. Listen Here (19.98MB)

Dr Rae Walker of La Trobe University will discuss the challenges of climate change for people with disability and their carers. And Gian Wild from Accessibility Oz  will wrap up the show with an overview of trends and issues in adaptive technology. Listen Here (13.31MB)

9.00am -   Spoken Word 

Di Cousens interviews the Melbourne poet Anne Elvey about her new poetry chapbook, 'this flesh that you know' (Leaf Press, 2015).Anne is the author of Kin (Five Islands, 2014), and was short-listed for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize 2015. Anne is the managing editor of Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics.In this reflective interview Anne talks about her poems on the themes of memory, family and ecology.Di is a Melbourne poet who produced the national policy on disability access to Buddhist temples in Australia through the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils. Di provided Buddhist input into the Victorian government funded report on disability access to places of worship, 'To Belong You Need To Be Missed'.  The national policy on disability access to Buddhist temples in Australia was translated into six other languages: Khmer, Lao, Thai, Sinhalese, Chinese and Vietnamese.  Listen here (13.58 MB)

9.30am Talkback With Attitude

Representations of disability in TV and film. Which character from a TV show or movie would you switch for a character with disability? Why haven’t we moved on from terrible story lines about disability, non-disabled actors playing disability, and using disability as a character trope. What can we do about the about lack of representation in media? Call in to join the talkback on 9419 0155 OR SMS 0488 930 855. Listen Here (13.9MB)

10.30amArts Express

Featuring awesome local arts group RAWCUS and Janice Florence from Arts Access Victoria, who will talk about her company Weave Movement Theatre and its connection with Japanese Australian Buto artist Yumi Umiumare. Listen Here (12.59MB)


Scott & Romany from Back to Back Theatre -  creating new forms of contemporary theatre imagined from the minds and experiences of a unique ensemble of actors with a disability, giving voice to the social and political issues that speak to all people. Based in the regional centre of Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary theatre companies. Listen Here (13.9MB)

11.30amPublished or Not

A broad discussion about characters with a disability in literature and the importance of authenticity, writers with a disability writing their own stories. Listen Here (13.9MB)


Roominations and guests exploring the connection between disability and homelessness. Urban artist, The Style Machine. Melburnian of the Year and founder of Wintringham special services Bryan Lipmann.  Sharon Granek Program Manager, Women With Disabilities Victoria. PART 1 Listen Here (26.52MB) PART 2 Listen Here (27.51MB)

2:00pm – Is Self Advocacy on the Map? Highlights from the recent Self Advocates Resource Unit’s (SARU) Q and A held to explore the issue of self advocacy. Listen Here (13.9MB)

2:30pm - Raising Our Voices

Breaking the Culture of Control Over People with a Disability. The Family and Community Development Committee (Victorian Government) have been undertaking the review over the last year calling for submission into the inquiry into Abuse and Diginity in Disability Services. Pauline and Norrie talk about the history of abuse in institutions in Victoria and the culture of control over people with a disability. Listen Here (13.9MB)

3:00pm -Disability Rap

US Activist and Author, Shawn Casey O’Brien What would happen if 40 million disabled citizens organised their vote and took power in America?  Disability Rap, broadcast by the FREED Center for Independent Living in California, brings us this interview with Shawn Casey O’Brien, who was instrumental in registering and getting out the votes of a hundred thousand disabled citizens and their families through the Unique People’s Voting Project.

3:30pmRadical Philosophy

Beth Matthews speaks with Brigid Evans, a Graduate Student from Melbourne University, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies about the politics of inclusion, education and whether the failure to extend trust to individuals on the basis of their inherent, non-chosen characteristics constitutes an injustice. Listen Here (12.71MB)

4.00pm - Are You Looking At Me?

Liz Wright is joined by Christine Stow author of a book about her daughter Imyjen who has Schwartz Jampel Syndrome. Listen Here (21.31MB)

5.00pm – Global Intifada

Radical music from around the globe Listen Here (42.01MB)

3CR presenter Jane Rosengrave
Tuesday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Power from the Margins - 3CR's 12 hour broadcast for International Day of People with a Disability. On 3 December from 7am-7pm we'll feature 'Power from the margins' covering BIPOC perspectives, live music, artists and discussion. For the details of the grid go to www.3cr.org.au/disabilityday2019.



Disability Day 2019

11 Nov 2019
Power from the margins! This year's 12-hour broadcast focuses on the voices of Black and Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC) with various kinds of disabilities.

Disability Day 2018

3 Dec 2018
Celebrate Disability Day 2018 - Choices and Rights! - with 12 hours of dedicated programming by, for and about people

Disability Day 2017

3 Dec 2017
On Sunday 3 December 3CR celebrates Disability Day with 12 hours of dedicated programming from 7am to 7pm.

Disability Day 2016

3 Dec 2016
On Saturday 3 December 3CR celebrates Disability Day with 12 hours of dedicated programming from 7am to 7pm.