Current affairs

Mental Health Week 2018

World Mental Health Day is marked every year on 10 October and Mental Health Week is an annual, national event that aims to improve community awareness and interest in mental health and wellbeing. Wednesday Breakfast we will be covering the Raise Your Hand for Monash Youth campaign, a youth led movement that is trying to get a Headspace facility in the Council of Monash. Monash is home to about 40,000 people aged 10-24 and from recent surveys about 1 in 5 are affected by mental health. We will be speaking to Wesley and the Monash Mayor Paul about the campaign. Brainwaves World Mental Health Day Special: Wednesday 10 October 5-5.30pm. This year, the World Health Organisation’s theme is 'young people and mental health in a changing world' – talking about what it means to grow up in today’s society and how to build mental resilience to cope with pressures. To celebrate on we want to hear from you! Send your stories about what resilience and mental health means to you. Head to brainwaves.org.au to find out more and submit your story. Read more ...

Are we on a path to totalitarianism?
This week we're in conversation with Timothy Erik Strom, Jacob Grech and  Lizzy O'Shea; contemplating our political trajectory towards a state of totalitarianism. 
 
"... the democracies of the future will change their nature; the quaint old forms – elections, parliaments, supreme courts and all the rest – will remain but the underlying substance will be a new kind of totalitarianism."  Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, 1958 
 
Join 3CR Wednesday Breakfast 7am - 8:30am September 26th, as the team discuss the current trajectory and future alternatives. LISTEN IN @: 855AM, 3CR Digital OR Streaming live https://www.3cr.org.au/streaming The future is not yet defined. It is emergent. And within that emergence anything is possible. 
Done By Law fundraiser

Done By Law is the Federation of Community Legal Centres’ weekly radio show and it's time once again for their sell out amazingly awesome trivia night extravaganza! Brush up on that general knowledge AND do your daily core and stretching exercises because ... the hottest LIMBO is back in town! YES, once again the team are literally bending over backwards to raise funds for the station. Tickets this year will be $30 per person, byo dinner and drinks. Details and tickets here

Vote now - Pick My Project

Vote here! 3CR is in the running to receive nearly $100,000 to help us retrofit our station for greater accessibility. That means better hand rails, doors, taps, ramps and more to provide better access for everyone. But we need your support! Do you live within 5 kilometres of the station at 21 Smith Street Fitzroy? If you do, you’re eligible to vote for us. Our project is part of the Victorian State Government’s Pick My Project scheme, and you can jump online and vote for 3CR’s Community Radio Accessibility Project now. It’s only with your vote, that we can receive this important funding to make our station more accessible. Vote now and tell your friends!

Lost in Science Trivia Night 13 August 2018

Q: What time is it?
A: Time for the annual Lost in Science trivia night!
Test your knowledge at Melbourne’s best science quiz and help keep community radio on the air or in your pod. This amazing, entertaining, intellectually stimulating night is a station fundraiser, so entry is $20 per person. You can bring cash on the night, or message us via Facebook or on lostinsci@gmail.com for online payment details. Teams are a maximum of six people, so let us know if you want to reserve a table, and we'll make it so! Monday 13 August, Birmingham Hotel, 333 Smith Street, Fitzroy, 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Part of National Science Week.

Open House 2018

Would you like to come on a tour of the station at 21 Smith Street, Fitzroy? 3CR is part of this year's Open House Melbourne on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July. We're throwing open our doors to the public, so make sure you secure a ticket online now. Come and see programming in action, jump behind the mic and meet some of our volunteers. 

Beyond the Bars 2018

Proudly celebrating 17 years on the airwaves, Beyond the Bars is Australia’s only live prison radio broadcast giving a voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates. This year from Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July we return to six prisons around Victoria to bring you the voices of the men and women on the inside during NAIDOC Week 2018
Mon 9 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (Deer Park)
Tue 10 July 11am-2pm – Barwon Prison (Lara, near Geelong)
Wed 11 July 12-2pm – Fulham Correctional Centre (near Sale, Gippsland)
Wed 11 July 2-4pm – Loddon Prison (Castlemaine)
Thu 12 July 12-4pm – Port Phillip Prison (Laverton)
Fri 13 July 11am-2pm – Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Lara, near Geelong)

The Gardening Show team

Coming up this Sunday 24 June is the Gardening Show Radiothon. 3CR Gardening Show has a cult following and the best environmentally-friendly gardening tips in Melbourne. Going strong for 27 years, the show makes waking up early on Sunday morning worthwhile. The program features an expert panel including Millie Ross, Stephen Ryan, and Gwen and Rodger Elliot and is produced by long-time 3CR volunteer Pam Vardy. Call this Sunday between 7.30 and 10am and donate, then join us at the station at 21 Smith St Fitzroy after the show, 10am til 12noon, to pick up your prizes, have a cuppa and say G'day! 03 9419 8377. 

Station Managers Bruce Francis (1989-96) and Rachel Kirby (now)

The world is awash with digital communication, yet there’s never been such a lack of political alternatives. Information is the new commodity and truly alternative visions for justice, equity and sustainability remain elusive. Thankfully, community and alternative media continue to step into the void to fight for community justice, action and alternatives. Despite all that we know about the importance of representation, it is still a revolutionary act to put a mic in the hand of someone denied a voice, and more than four decades later 3CR Community Radio continues to do just that. Fight For Your Mic captures the station’s ongoing commitment to fighting for a better world through the medium of radio, and during our annual Radiothon fundraiser we ask all our supporters to donate so that we can stay radical and independent. Donate now or call the station on 03 9419 8377.

Remember Me artwork by Reko Rennie in North Fitzroy.

National Sorry Day is an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May, since 1998. On 26 May 1997, the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Parliament. First Nations communities and organisations had been campaigning for an inquiry that would address the general public's ignorance of the history of forced removals because it was hindering the recognition of the needs of its victims and their families and the provision of services that they needed.