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Triple R’s International Women’s Day 2021 Programming

5 March 2021
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Photo credit: Bre Teofilo

It’s International Women’s Day this Monday – and we’ve got a helluva lineup of talented presenters bringing you non-stop IWD-inspired radio all day.

Here’s what you can expect:

6am9am Breakfast With Fi Wright & Beź Zewdie

Breakfasters regular book reviewer Fi Wright teams up Beź Zewdie, host of overnight pop-up show Represented, to kick start IWD on Triple R!

9am11am The Grapevine with Kulja Coulston and Judith Peppard

Kulja and Judith chat to ACTU President Michele O’Neil about issues for women and work before and after pandemic; barrister Rachel Doyle SC, regarding her new essay “Power & Consent”; director/writer Abbie Pobjoy about their documentary Why Did She Have To Tell The World; plus Professor Martha Hickey, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Gynaecology Research Centre at the Royal Women’s Hospital about the Flesh After 50 Exibition.

11amnoon Vanessa Morris IWD Special

The proud Yorta Yorta woman and host of Everyday People jumps out of her overnight pop-up time slot to bring us a mix of her fave women and GNC artists. She’ll also be catching up with Krystal Maynard from local post-punk outfit Screensaver plus Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal and Torres Strait Islander singer/songwriter Kee'ahn.

12pm1pm The Comedy Couch

Amanda Reedy returns to the Triple R airwaves for 2021 to explore all things comedy. She kicks off her run of shows on IWD with a focus on women and GNC comedians. Featuring special guests Nikki Britton, Chris Ryan and more!

1pm2pm Zero G 

Megan McKeough celebrates IWD by spotlighting the careers of some excellent directors who are being welcomed into the Marvel universe, including Olivia Wilde, Chloe Zhao, Cate Shortland and Nia DaCosta.

2pm4pm Astral Glamour

Sophie Miles, regular host of Voyage Of The Dawntreader (Mondays, 4am–6am) brings us an all-women & GNC edition of Astral Glamour.

4pm7pm Maps

While Fee is away, Emerald will play! The Tomorrow Never Knows host jumps into Monday drive to bring us a mix of women and GNC artists, playing everything from neo-soul to rock ‘n’ roll!

7pm8pm Primal Screen

Flick Ford and Sal Christie are joined by Cerise Howard. They’ll be reviewing Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland (2020) and Robert Altman’s 3 Women (1977). They’ll also be talking about their favourite women on-screen and behind the camera – with a special focus on local artists. 

8pm10pm Local &/Or General

Yet another one of our overnight talents Chelsea King (The Dark Room) steps in to guide us through the freshest homegrown music being made by women and GNC artists in the country right now. Plus, she speaks to indie/pop artist Gordi about her brand new single.

10pmmidnight Highly Melanated

Eva Lubluwa celebrates the creative genius of melanin-soaked people – locally, nationally and worldwide!

12am2am Full Circle

Millú closes IWD on RRR with two hours of women and GNC artists from the electronic underground. Plus, she chats to Melbourne producer Purient about her brand new EP Memories.