Radiothon special: Trans representation in the media, the fight for housing justice, and Monday Breakfast highlights

Monday, 10 June 2024 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Welcome to another iteration of the Monday Breakfast show. This week's episode is structured a little differently due to the station's Radiothon fundraiser, so we're focussed on highlighting the great, radical and independent content 3CR broadcasts.  

If you enjoy the content heard on both the Monday Breakfast show or at 3CR more broadly, please make a donation to help keep the station on-air for another year. You can donate online here or alternatively call 9419 8377. You can nominate a show of your choosing (ie the Monday Breakfast show) when doing so. 3CR needs to raise $275,000, with each show tasked with its own goal, for the Monday Breakfast show it's $1000. Any donation over $2 is tax-deductible and is much appreciated.

This week we hear: 

Rob speaks with Jackie Turner, Trans activist and founder of the Trans Justice Project about how Trans people are spoken about in the media across so-called Australia, as well as updates on the Trans Justice Project, the importance of solidarity and community within the Trans/LGBTQIA+ Community. 

Following that we hear a segment from the 18th of March in which Rob spoke to Damien O'Meara about representation of LGBTQI+ people on TV screens and how it's changed since the 1970s. The interview is based on a study published in Sage Journals which revealed the much-needed data surrounding Queer representation within scripted television across so-called Australia over the past two decades. During the interview, Rob dissected the study and the trends it uncovered with one of the study’s authors, Damien O’Meara, who is a television production culture researcher completing his PhD at Swinburne University of Technology. His research investigates the influence of production culture processes on gender and sexually diverse representations in Australian scripted television. The interview mentions an article from The Conversation about the study. You can listen to the full conversation here.

Next up Rob is joined by Harry, the General Secretary of the Renters and Housing Union. The pair spoke about the fight for housing justice, the portrayal of the housing crisis within the media, and how 3CR platforms diverse voices that are so often missed elsewhere in the media. If you are interested in joining RAHU, click here

The show ends with a segment from the January 29th show in which Rob interviewed Sophie, a legal observer from Melbourne Activist Legal Support about excessive use of force by the police at the Webb Dock Picket. After several days of picketing the Webb Dock to stop a Zim container ship in solidarity with Palestine, the picket was broken up by police using pepper spray and other coercive methods. The Melbourne Activist Legal Support's full statement of concern can be found on their website. You can listen to the full interview here.

Songs played: 
'Grateful for the heartache' - Simona Castricum
'Bury Us' - Outright
'Girls' - Vetta Borne
'Lion in My Heart' - Aimee Hannan