Deborah Gough

Wednesday, 4 October 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Deborah sits in studio 1 at 3CR holding her book and smiling at the viewer. She wears a green and pink jumper and sports black glasses

This week's guest, Deborah Gough, started out life on a good footing, leading a school strike in Year 7 when the bubble taps didn't work on a really hot day. So they all went home. Fast forward to when she was 12 and it was then that Deborah first thought about the life of a journalist and what that could mean for her. Deborah was a clerk at The Age and worked on Western suburbs newspapers for 10 years, inluding The Footscray Mail and The Advocate. She also worked on the free rag, Melbourne Express, which she said was great fun. Obviously Deborah has amazing writing chops, not to mention excellent people skills. She has gone on to create her own business, Stories To Keep, social and oral histories in the form of books for famlies to treasure. It's such a great thing. Deborah worked with last week's guest, Percy Rogers, to publish his memoir, Taking Action. Deborah's work has a lot in common with us here at Radical Australia and we just had to invite her on. Deborah is one of many talented people giving the treasure of stories to families at Life Stories Australia Association and we thank her very much for joining us this week.

Radical Australia presenter Joe Toscano with producer Kelly Whitworth.
Wednesday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Listen in as host Joe Toscano yarns with a different guest each week about their experience in movements and campaigns for progressive social change.


Joe Toscano and Kelly Whitworth