International Women's Day 2018

Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 3:25pm

12.00 -1.00 am    A fish without a bicycle:  women's activist music and popular culture
A magazine style show with music, poetry, bits of TV and movies, etc. concentrating on feminist themes or activist themes where women have been at the fore of the campaign.  Presented by Corey Green.

1.00 – 2.00 am      Hip Sista Hop                          
DJ Abyss bring you an hour of women's hip hop with guest MC's, creative executives, writers, poets DJ's, illustrators and producers.  

2.00 - 2.30 am     Women on the Line:  Black Quantum Futurism
Areej Nur speaks to Rasheedah Phillips and Moor Mother from Black Quantum Futurism about the intersections of justice and science fiction as well as the beauty of community building through an Afrofuturist lens.  Listen here.

2.30 - 3.00 am    Accent of Women:  # Abolish Australia Day
The 26th January, 2018 saw some of the biggest rallies across Australia in solidarity, defence and struggle with Aboriginal people.  In Melbourne alone, 50 to 60,000 people marched the streets, overshadowing the official Australia Day Parade 50 to 1.  Jiselle Hanna looks at the Abolish Australia Day campaign featuring interviews with Dtarneen Onus-Williams and Meriki Kalinya, and a speech by Jenny Munro.  Listen here.

3.00 - 4.00 am     Women Working for Peace
In these two recordings from the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Conference in Melbourne, mid-2017, we hear from Alex Edney-Brown on drone warfare and Dr. Margie Beavis on the new nuclear weapons ban treaty.

4.00 - 4.30 am   Earth Matters:  Decolonising Climate Action
Kerri Lee Harding brings us a Decolonising Climate Action event held in Melbourne at the Black Dot Gallery Brunswick in April 2017.
Featuring a poetry performance by Kate West  and a panel discussion featuring deadly first Nations women Jen Rae, Mathi Canadian Aboriginal group and Artist, Allara Briggs - Yorta Yorta & Seed Mob and Jacinta Fuamatu - A Samoan Pacific islander Australian woman from 350 Pacific.  Listen here.

4.30 - 5.00 am      Stick Together:  International Working Women's Day 2018
We honour the passing of equal pay activist Zelda D’Aprano.  Alana Dave International Transport Federation’s Public Transport Programme Leader gives us an insight into her journey from grass roots activism in South Africa to her role in the International Transport Federation.  Presented by Annie McLoughlin.  Listen here.

5.00 - 6.00 am     Completada Bailable
Spanish language program of analysis, arts and culture, music and poetry.  

6.00 – 6.30 am    Serenading Adela: Peace history in song
In our IWD edition of The Radioactive Show we hear songs from Serenading Adela, a show held to commemorate the anti-conscription campaigns of World War One.  The show was performed at the former site of Pentridge Prison, in Coburg, Melbourne, and marked exactly 100 years since Adela Pankhurst was imprisoned in the jail and 'serenaded' by anti-conscription supporters.   Emma Crunch discusses the significance of the performance with Nancy Atkin of the Brunswick-Coburg Anti-Conscription Campaign.  Listen here.

6.30 – 7.00 am    FireUp! MUA
Events and issues in the Maritime industry, politics and community.  Presented by the MUA National Youth Delegate, Melissa McMullen.  She's joined by Mich-Elle Myers National MUA Women's Liaison Officer.  

7.00 - 9.00 am    Thursday Breakfast 2-hour IWD 2018 Special
Thursday Breakfast presents a 2-hour live studio IWD 2018 special broadcast with the theme #TakeBackIWD with hosts Scheherazade Bloul, Grace Bigby, and Ayan Shirwa.
We’ll speak with a panel of women discussing the history and current movements of feminism, decolonising and decentring feminism, the importance of representation and visibility, and global activism for women's equality. Guests include Adele Murdolo, Shakira Hussein, Iris Lee, Jane Green and, Hella Ibrahim. Listen here.

9.00 – 9.30 am     Lost In Science
Claire Farrugia & Dr Linden Ashcroft chat with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) superstars. Listen here.

9.30 – 10.00 am     Arts Express
Featuring women artists in Benalla's 'Wall to Wall festival' and female performers in the Brunswick Music Festival. Presented by Valerie Farfalla & Trish Posterino.  Listen here.

10.00 - 11.00 am     Talkback With Attitude: A Mic for Women’s Voices
Pat Khor is joined by Beth Matthews (Radical Philosophy), Therese Virtue (Music Sans Frontieres), Ayan Shirwa (Tuesday Breakfast) and Emma Smith for an all women talkback.  Call 03 9419 0155 or text 0488 930 855.

11.00 - 11.30 am     Showreel:  Melbourne Women in Film Festival.
Presented by Annie McLoughlin.  Listen here.

11.30 – 12.00 am    Published or Not
Debra Oswald, head writer for TV series Offspring, talks about her latest novel ‘The Whole Bright Year’.   Presented by Jan Goldsmith.  Listen here.

12.00 – 1.00 pm    Roominations
Radio by and for rooming house residents and the homeless with interviews, stories, focus on health and housing issues as well as music and arts from our unsung community.  Presented by Kelly.

1.00 – 2.00 pm     40 years of immigrant and refugee women’s health
Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health is a national organisation run by immigrant and refugee women and dedicated to immigrant and refugee women’s health.  This year they celebrate 40 years of immigrant and refugee women’s leadership in health and wellbeing.  Presented by Hope Mathumbu.  Listen here.

2.00 – 3.00 pm    Blaknoise Radio
Join Blak Betty and Viv Malo as we explore BLAK Australia and everything fabulous it has on the offer from an Aboriginal woman’s perspective.

3.00 – 3.30 pm    Herds and Curds
Leanne McLean steps into the wilds with Carmen Bateson extrapolating the whys and hows of her incredible journey from inner city Melbourne to the Swiss Alps where she now spends the northern summers herding goats and making her very own raw milk goats cheese.  Listen here

3.30 – 4.00pm    Women In Jazz
A focus on female instrumentalists in the 'Trad Jazz' festival scene which is traditionally an Aussie male preserve with live performances on the program.   Presented by Valerie Farfalla.

4.00 – 5.00 pm    Are You Looking At Me?
Presented by Liz Wright.

5.00 – 6.30 pm IWD Rally Speeches
Join DJ Abyss for music, talk and a live cross to the speeches at the IWD rally on the State Library lawns just after 5.30 pm.

6.30 - 7.00 pm Nile Show    {Arabic}
Aziza Hussein and guests will talk about the pioneering Sudanese Women and how the Sudanese women celebrate this day.

7.00 – 8.00 pm    Mujeres Latinoamericanas    {Spanish}
Interviews from Latino American women's residing in Australia and Latino America.  Music from local & overseas Latino American women's and greetings.  Presented by Marisol Salinas.

8.00 – 9.00 pm Armenian News    {Armenian}
Maral Tchorbadjan will look at the role of Armenian women throughout history. She is joined by two lady authors and activists, Sylvia Gaboudigian and Zabel Yessyan to read poetry and talk about their work.

9.00 – 10.00 pm    Out of the Control Room
The best of women's live music performances at 3CR over the last year, from the perspective of a tech.  Presented by Corey Green.

10.00 – 11.00 pm    I-nity Riddims
I-Nity Riddims celebrates the place of women in the genre of reggae music. Although there are dozens of very talented female singers and songwriters in Jamaica and elsewhere, female artists are not given the same exposure or opportunities as their male counterparts. Tonight’s show is dedicated to giving the female reggae artists a voice and I hope you will see that their talent is equal to the best in the industry.  Presented by Maria Stratford.

11.00 – 12.00 pm    Stinky’s Viragos, Spinsters and Whores
Noisy women with something to say putting themselves on public display.

International Women's Day Artwork by Ms Saffa and Molly Crabapple on 3CR wall.
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