Summer specials 2019-2020

Monday, 16 December 2019 - 10:37am
Summer specials 2019-2020

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4 – 5 pm  Whilst Doin’ Time takes a break, regular presenter Peter will bring you a music special featuring psychedelic, punk, noise and metal from his collection.
January 6, 13 & 20.

Decolonising Australia
Australia is based on the denial of the rich culture and history of the First Nations peoples of this continent. While massacres are forgotten, the government is spending $50 million on commemorating 29 April 2020, which marks 250 years since James Cook anchored at Kurnell and first contact was made between the British and Australia’s First Nations people. This show will featured First Nations Australians engaged in decolonizing work and seek advice on how non-Indigenous people can help, as the first step to creating a better country.  Presented by Reema Rattan (Communication Mixdown).

Episode 1: Union official and author of 'Finding the Heart of the Nation' Thomas Mayor explains the comprehensive consultation process that led to the Uluru Statement and his vision of creating a People's Movement for Voice, Treaty, Truth to become reality.  Listen here.

Episode 2: Teela Reid is a lawyer who is working towards making the legal system just for Australia's First Nations peoples. She talks about what she is doing, why it is necessary and what settler Australians can do to help.  Listen here.

Episode 3: First Nations artists and curators are at the forefront of thinking and working around colonial structures. Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art Clothilde Bullen and artist Megan Cope discuss their efforts to this end.  Listen here.


Climate Crisis and War:  Recordings from the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network's International Peace Day Rally on 21 September, 2019. The rally was organised by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network to mark the UN International Day of Peace with a call for 'No Australian Support for U.S. wars' and drawing the links between the military industrial complex and the climate crisis.

Part 1:  Featuring Shirley Winton (Independent and Peaceful Australia Network), Scott Collom (Electrical Trades Union), Jenny Grounds (Medical Association for Prevention of War & Australians War Powers Reform), David McIlwain (Independent Journalist - Iran and the Middle East), Jacob Grech (A Friday Rave) with MC Kevin Bracken from the (Maritime Union of Australia).  Listen here.

Part 2:  Featuring Alexia Fuentes (Migrante Philippines), Oneal Weromi (Free West Papua student activist), Patrick Newbold (Spirit of Eureka), Len Cooper (International League of People’s struggle) & Bryda Nichols (Monash University Worker Student Alliance) with MC Kevin Bracken from the (Maritime Union of Australia)Listen here.


9 – 10 am   Activism, Struggle and Labour History: Talks from the 2019 Australian Society for the Study of Labour History Conference (City Limits Summer Break)
The program will cover Australian and NZ scholars giving talks on topics such as union, anti-fascist, anti-racist, housing, anti-globalisation and other campaigns and struggles.
Presented by Iain McIntyre.  January 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29.

Episode 1: Phillip Deery - International Activism & the struggle to save the Rosenbergs; Vashti Fox - Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Melbourne in the 1990s; Verity Burgmann - Trade Unions & the Anti-Corporate Globalisation Movement.  Listen here.

Episode 2:  Charlie Fox - Chinese seamen at Fremantle during WWII;  Cybele Locke - The Northern Drivers’ Union. An anti-racist organisation in the 1960s.  Listen here.

Episode 3:  Nick Everett - The Campaign to defend native rights 1946-49; Rae Frances - Sex Trafficking, Labour Migration and the State.  Listen here.

Episode 4:  Iain McIntyre - Squatting’s place in Emergency Housing 1946-48; Phoebe Kelloway - NSW Northern District Coal Lockout 1929-30.

Episode 5:  David Faber - Safety First, the 1934 Ingham Weil’s Disease Strike; Michael Pearson - The First Motor Mechanics, 1900-1920.

2 – 4 pm A Lazy Wednesday of Jazz & Blues.
Geoff Tobin, (Jazz on a Saturday) presents classic jazz & blues from the 1920s up to today with an emphasis on the current generation of upcoming young performers. For his first show on December 18 he will be featuring Fiona Boyes from New South Wales who is a fantastic slide guitarist & vocalist who has won a number of awards on the American blues scene. Guests on air this season will include Tamara Kuldin who is a very accomplished Melbourne jazz vocalist about to release another fine jazz album.
December 18, January 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & February 5.


11.30 am – 12 pm   No land, No livelihood, No home.

A 10-part series of strong voices from Pacific islands and the Torres Strait fighting for climate justice and survival. Presented by Maureen Mopio (4EB), No Land, No Livelihood, No Home learns from women and experts about the continuing effects of climate change in the Pacific Islands and Torres Strait.
December 19, 26, January 2 & 9, 16, 23 & 30.

Back with The Beurologist 
Interviews on Disability Art and Leadership. The interviews are with diverse creatives in different fields.  Presented by Raphael Kaleb. (The Boldness)

Episode 1: Raphael Kaleb talks with Maddie Jane 2019 Winner of Stella Young Award and Luke Donnellan MP Victorian Minister for Disability.  Listen here.

Episode 2: Raphael Kaleb talks with Heidi Everett, Director and Producer of Qualia 2019 Winner of Access and Inclusion Award at Melbourne Fringe Festival, and Jeremy Hawkes 2018/19 recipient of Create NSW Fellowship. Listen here.

Episode 3: Caroline Bowditch CEO of Arts Access Victoria and Rachel Gadsden International Artist. Listen here.

Episode 4: Stella Barton and Raphael Kaleb discuss overall picture of Leadership, Art and Disability.

4 – 5 pm Salaam - Under the Sun
Salaam radio show will aim to provide a platform that broadcasts the music of Arabic artists from all over the world in one uniting show, ultimately allowing their music to transcend physical, geographical and socio political borders.
Influenced by the Arab spring, globalisation, and social media, Arabic music is now as diverse as ever. Therefore the music of this show will be united in its Arabic identity, but will differ in genre and color.  This show will be aiming  to introduce Australia to the surge of new, modern and reinterpreted sounds of Arabic music ranging from Trap, rap, RnB,  pop and EDM.  Salaam radio show seeks to shine the light, here in Australia, on the underground music scenes happening in countries such as Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine.  Throughout this show I will be introducing Arabic communities, collectives, artists and music producers as well as discussing festivals and events that are taking place in the Arabic world whilst showcasing the music that’s being played at these events. Presented by Mimi.

Episode 1: Varied Arabic music.  Listen here.
Episode 2: Lebanese music.  Listen here.
Episode 3: Moroccan music part 1.  Listen here.
Episode 4: Moroccan music part 2.  Listen here.

6.30 - 7pm QR Code
QR Code is an LGBTIQA+ health podcast made by queers. Across eight episodes, hear us engaging with our communities discussing diverse and intersecting topics.
December 19, 26, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6.


9 - 10 am Wayward Girl 
Music for women, by women and for you.  An hour of riotously gentle, low fi rockin', acoustic eclectic and eccentric music and talk.  Lots of local content and a few surprises.
Presented by Lotti Stein.
December 20, 27, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31.


9  –  9.30 am  Anti-capitalist Chronicles 
David Harvey's Anti-Capitalist Chronicles is a bimonthly podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens.  Produced by Democracy at Work.
December 21, 28, January 4, 11, 18 & 25.

11 am – 12 pm Prima Donna Seasons 3 & 4
Prima Donna is a series of sonic portraits of Australian artists. Composer Nat Grant (Make It Up Club) captures interviews with practitioners from all disciplines. The portraits comprise interview recordings collaged with Nat’s original compositions: telling these artists’ stories, in their own words. They are both oral history and sonic artwork. All seasons of Prima Donna can be found here.
Dure Dara OAM: Percussionist, Board Member of the Victorian Women's Trust, Vice President Philanthropy Australia. December 21.
Liz Jone OA: Artistic Director La Mama Theatre, Teacher, Actor. December 28.
Sue Ingleton: Actor, director, writer, stand-up comedian. January 4.
Sue Nattrass AO: First female lighting designer and stage manager in Australia. General Manager, Victorian Arts Centre. Artistic Director: Melbourne Festival, Adelaide Festival of the Arts. January 11.
Margaret Roadknight: Folk singer. Performed at the first National Folk Festival. First Lifetime Achievement recipient at the inaugural Australian Women In Music Awards in 2018. January 18.
Madeline McGrady: Documentary filmmaker. ​Indigenous rights activist. Made the first film on black deaths in custody. First Indigenous person on the Australian Film Council. January 25.


Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour
Nick (Freedom of Species) and guest presenter Katie's will cover a range of social justice issues, including discussing common criticisms of the Left.

The Country is on Fire and Thoughts and Prayers Won’t Do 05 January 2020
This show covers the devastating fires all around Australia and the political and media response.  Listen here.

In Defence of Virtue Signalling: Responding to Common Criticisms of the Left 12 January 2020
This show features responses to common criticisms of the Left, covering "woke culture", "virtue signalling" and "cancel culture". There is also some additional discussion on the Australian bushfires and climate change, which we covered on our previous Special.  Listen here.


Summer Specials
A feast of radical summer radio featuring shorts, documentaries, music, and highlights from across the years.


Summer Specials
Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
A feast of shorts, docos, features and specialist music from 3CR broadcasters and our community radio family.



Summer specials 2019-2020

16 Dec 2019
Tune into great radio over Summer with a range of one-off specials alongside show highlights from across the year.

Summer specials 2018-2019

20 Dec 2018
Listen up this summer for some great radio! From psychedelic music to feminist perspectives - environmental blockading to rebel girls and wicked women. There's something for everyone, anytime.

Summer specials 2017-2018

19 Dec 2017
Through December 2017 & January 2018, 3CR continues to broadcast great radio with plenty of radical content. There’s plenty of reasons to stay tuned to 3CR over the Summer period from shorts, features, documentaries, music specials to highlights from 2017, 3CR is sure to bring you a feast of radical radio.

Summer specials 2016-2017

19 Dec 2016
A great line up of summer listening of documentaries, specials, unique features and much more. Highlights from the year, alongside new shows with guest presenters.