Kate Shaw

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Kate Shaw was a runaway kid in Sandringham before becoming a bohemain type in post-punk St Kilda where she lived a good life on the Esplanade at the Mandalay apartments and at The Esplanade Hotel. Kate and friends witnessed firsthand the creep of global finance and property development in their seaside community, home and playground and started Save St Kilda. These days Kate is an academic who researches the commodification of culture. In this conversation with the fasinating Kate, we talk about the amalgamation of Melbourne's councils and voluntary-assisted dying, among other things. Kate has a lot of important things to share about her life and her work and so we have invited her back in the new year for a second-parter. We hope you enjoy this episode.

 Kate, Ian Rilen, Tony Biggs, Fred Farlowe and Fred Negro, c. 1989. Promo for an Espy benefit

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