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Breakfasters: Minister Foley On The Live Music Support Package For Victoria

The Victorian Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley recently announced a $13 million support package for the state’s live music industry. He discusses the details on Breakfasters.

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Neon Sunset: Big Crown Celebrates The Music Of Sunny Ozuna

Danny Akalepse from Big Crown Records joins Annaliese to tell us about their new compilation Dear Sunny. The record features all of the Big Crown artists covering Sunny & The Sunliners.

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Rachael Hocking on Country Music and First Nations Communities

Rachael Hocking joins Daniel on The Mission to talk about why country music resonates so strongly in First Nations communities.

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Nerita Waight on Police Accountability

CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Cherie Waight calls for increased and independent accountability in the wake of recent allegations of police brutality.

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New Music From The Apartments On The Australian Mood

Peter Milton-Walsh, frontman of influential local guitar-pop outfit The Apartments, chats with Neil about their brand new full-length In And Out Of The Light, out now through French label Talitres. Peter reflects…

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Full Circle: A Mood Or A Groove With Hed Ardennes

Doug Wright, otherwise known as Hed Ardennes, joins Millú to talk about his upcoming release LKX001, put out by label Local Knowledge. The Sydney-based producer is also half of Body Promise, who…

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Noni Hazlehurst Joins Breakfasters

Double lives, shocking secrets and buried scandals is how SBS describes the return season of its series Every Family Has A Secret. Local screen legend and host Noni Hazlehurst joins Breakfasters to…

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AI For Social Good On Byte Into IT

The superhuman human, Google, automated cars and the Terminator. These are some of the perceptions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that have been revealed by a Monash University survey into attitudes about AI. The…

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Eat It: How Outdoor Dining Could Assist The Restoration Of Melbourne’s Hospitality Sector

Marcus White is a Professor of Urban Design at Swinburne Technology. He calls in to discuss the Andrews government’s proposal to follow New York’s outdoor dining model as we exit Stage 4 restrictions…

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Breakfasters: How To Get Involved In School Strike 4 Climate’s Day Of Action

Climate activist and school student Shoi Sengupta joins the program to discuss School Strike 4 Climate’s upcoming Day Of Action, taking place on Friday 25 September in response to the government’s recent announcements…

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The Glasshouse: From Calcutta To The Suburbs With Christopher Raja

Christopher Raja was 11 years old when his father decided to move their family from Calcutta to Melbourne in 1986. He joins Beth AQ to talk about his memoir Into The Suburbs: A

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The Grapevine: Weighing Up The Potential Environmental Costs Of A Gas-Led COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Last week, the federal government released its plans to move towards gas-led energy sources, which included revealing its willingness to construct a gas-fired power plant, if doing so would mean greater export rates…

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Sarah’s Heading Off For Parental Leave Soon

As you all probably know by now, Breakfasters co-host Sarah Smith is having a bub – and she’s about to head off on parental leave. Her last day behind the mic will be…

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Uncommon Sense: Dr David Brophy On Deteriorating Australia-China Relations

Dr David Brophy is a senior lecturer in modern Chinese history at the University of Sydney. He joins Amy to share nuanced insights on the deteriorating relationship between Australia and the People’s Republic…

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The Mission: Prof. Barry Judd On Reconciliation And The AFL

Professor Barry Judd, Director of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, joins Daniel to discuss the piece he recently penned for Pursuit, entitled “Reconciliation and the Anglo-Australian Football League”. The…

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Teenage Hate: Boston Post-Punks Sweeping Promises Give Us The Low-Down On Their Debut LP

Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug have been making music together for years under various monikers, but it’s their latest, Sweeping Promises, that sees the three-piece making a lot of noise in the punk…

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Read The Room: The evolution of Indigenous hip hop

Over the weekend, Yorta Yorta man, writer and host of RRR's ‘The Mission’, Daniel James, published an article with the Sydney Morning Herald looking at the evolution of Indigenous hip hop - the…

Read The Room: New police powers - what are they & should we be worried?

Last week, the state government announced they would be looking to expand the role of police and PSOs, allowing them to detain people who they suspect of having the intention to commit a…

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The Grapevine: Study Reveals Australia’s Environmental Scientists Are Being Silenced

Professor of Terrestrial Ecology at Deakin University Don Driscoll heard stories at conferences of fellow environmental scientists getting in trouble for speaking out against the suppression of scientific research – or not speaking…

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Off The Record: Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz Charts The Band’s Rise And Fall In His New Memoir

A new memoir from Chris Frantz, co-founder and drummer of Talking Heads, details the band’s entire life from the inside: from the early days, to the final days, and all the mess in…