Wednesday Breakfast

Wednesday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.

William Mathews, Eiddwen Jeffery, Rob Snelling, Lois Maskiell and Jessica Trichias


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11 December
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About Wednesday Breakfast

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Hosted by Rob, Jess and Lois

[7:00] - Wednesday Breakfast acknowledges that we broadcast from the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay respect to their Elders—past, present and emerging—and acknowledge the continued resilience of First Nation peoples in the face of ongoing colonisation and settlement. We recognise sovereignty was never ceded and a treaty was never signed.

[7:05] Alternative news: updates on Australian bushfires and new research into sustainable responses to natural disasters.

[7:20] Vivien Langford of 3CR's Beyond Zero Emissions speaks with community members from the island of Kiribas about how they're preparing for climate change. Vivien chats to a range of locals from school teachers to climate activists who participated in a six-week leadership course. Hear how community activists are hopeful and resilient in the face of a changing climate. 

[7:30] Interview with founder of the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Toy Drive, Christopher Stenton, about the charity that aims to give a toy to every asylum seeker child living in Australia this year. Since its humble beginnings in 2015, the Toy Drive has grown and grown with volunteers now working across different states to help bring joy to children in need. Christopher describes the many ways individuals, workplaces and companies can get involved. 

[7:45] Activist and co-founder of the youth climate movement Zero Hour, Jamie Margolin, speaks about the state of the environment. Jamie denounces Western colonialism, describing how early colonialist values have evolved into the post-industrial, capitalist system of today. Jamie looks at how different systems of oppression - from social inequalities, to racism and gender inequality - must be taken into account when addressing the impacts of climate change. 

[8:00] Research director at the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration and co-author of Climate Code Red, David Spratt, discusses how climate change could lead to the breakdown of civil society. David looks at how food insecurity has caused civil unrest, referencing the Arab Spring as a response to rising wheat prices in Egypt. David explains how these situations are likely to be more frequent without serious government and industry reform. 

[8:15] Cultural Survival presenter, Shaldon Ferris from Indigenous Rights Radio explores how indigenous knowledge is currently informing solutions to climate change. Shaldon speaks with Elizabeth Azzuz of Northern California's Yurok people about the use of planned burns in wildfire management. Shaldon then speaks with Jannie Staffansson of the Saami community about her work with the Arctic and Environment Unit of the Saami Council. 

Songs: Do Leme Ao Pontal by Tim Maia, Chasing Stars by Alice Ivy and I've Lied by Archie Roach.


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