April Fools Day, FCLC Racial Discrimination Report, Drug Reform with LEAP, Islam in the Western Media and the Melbourne Comedy Festival

Monday, 1 April 2019 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Donna Confetti - in ode to April Fools Day, we speak to Donna Confetti, an artist, therapist and a self-proclaimed fool, about the role of the ‘fool’ in theatre and how this character can be seen upsetting the power balance across many cultures.

Jeanette Nkrumah – speaks to 3CR about the ugly face of racial discrimination and goes into detail regarding the report the FCLC - Federation of Cummunity Legal Centres - is putting together on divisive political rhetoric, fear mongering and racial scapegoating in Victoria.

Greg Denham from LEAP Australia – Law Enforcement Action Partnership – talks about the new conversations we must have on drug reform and policy, as well as, the outdated and harmful policies that exist today in Australia.

Nicolas Pirsoul – lecturer in Middle Eastern politics at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, discusses how the Western media reports on Islam, and his views following the terror attack in Christchurch.

Comedians Fiannah du RueNikki VivecaElyce Phillips and Jackie Lime, discuss comedy, money at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and their own reasons for getting into the comedy biz.

The original 855am and 3CR Digital versions of this program featured the following music tracks: 

Dee Dee Bridgewater – Hound Dog

World Party – Ship of Fools

(Removed from the podcast due to license restrictions)