Wednesday Breakfast

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

William Mathews, Eiddwen Jeffery, Rob Snelling and Jessica Trichias


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About Wednesday Breakfast

Wednesday 24th July 2019

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7:00 - 3CR is proud to acknowledge the Kulin Nations as true owners and custodians of the lands from which we broadcast. We pay respect to their elders past and present and acknowledge that their sovereignty was never ceded and a treaty has yet to be signed

7:15 - The State of Mental Health: Dr Michelle Blanchard, Deputy CEO of SANE Australia, talks to us about mental healthcare systems in Australia in the wake of the Royal Commission into Victorian mental healthcare industry. If you have questions or need more support, you can call contact SANE on 1800 187 263,  or Lifeline on 13 11 14

7:30 - Art and Mental Health: Finding Our Words is a new exhibition of poetry, video art, painting and more, articulating the inner experience of mental health issues. Charmaine of the Dax Centre comes on the show to talk about the exhibition and the power of poetry and art to express what we often fail to do in conversation. Catch the free exhibition at the Dax Centre until 20 September 2019 (12-5pm W-F), 30 Royal Parade (Kenneth Myer Building, Unimelb) in Parkville, Victoria

7:45 - Talk Talk: The Australian Film, Television, and Radio School's Indigenous Unit has come out with it's inaugural podcast Talk Talk: Indigenous language and storytelling. Head of the Indigenous Unit and host of the show Kyas Sherriff comes on the show to talk about the podcasts, her hopes for its future and what you can learn by tuning in. The first five episodes of Talk Talk are available on iTunes, Audioboom and the AFTRS website

8:00 – Update from the Frontlines: Mining has already commenced in the Gallilee basin and we speak to independent anti-coal activist Tilly who has just been released from jail. Tilly as well as other activists were arrested for allegedly locking-on with a barrel full of concrete that supposedly obstructed a train serving the Adani-run mine. In the process, four French journalists were also arrested while they were covering the incident. Tilly endorses Frontline Action on Coal as a great place to start if you are interested in joining her in the struggle against coal mining

8:15 - Therrka Endangered Languages Project: The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) has released four EPs as part of the Therrka Endangered Languages Project. Therrka seeks to preserve for record the music and sounds of four Indigenous languages and the artists who use them, including Stuart Nuggett who sings in the critically endangered Jingili language which has five surviving fluent speakers. We spoke to Matt Byrnes, CAAMA Music Manager to learn more about the project. You can find the EPs on most music streaming services, with a full list of artists at the CAAMA Music website
  • Ngarrikwujeyinama by Emily Wurramara
  • Kapi (Water) by Jonathan Doolan and the Areyonga Band
  • Nayurni (Woman) by Stuart Nuggett

If you have queries or stories for the above programs contact 3CR's Current Affairs Coordinator, Gab Reade. 

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