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Trash Talk: How a Circular Economy Can End Our Waste Crisis

Australia’s waste crisis may continue to get worse before it gets better as many countries are now rejecting our waste exports. With nowhere for our waste to go, we are now being forced…

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A Sobering Proposition on The Rap

Ahead of their Wheeler Centre event ‘Sobering Thoughts: Public Drunkenness Reform in Victoria’ tonight, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre Shahleena Musk and Yorta Yorta woman Apryl Watson, whose mother Tanya…

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Bill McKibben on Why Tackling Climate Denial Requires Collective Action

The pendulum of ideology swings back and forth, but the neoliberal obsession with unfettered growth has persisted for decades, contributing to what environmentalist Bill McKibben calls the ‘architecture of deceit and denial’ about…

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Out On The Patio: How You Can Manage Your Music Better

Jen Cloher and Simona Castricum join Monique Sebire Out on the Patio to chat about the upcoming I Manage My Music workshop, teaching local artists the ins and outs of the Australian music…

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SmartArts: How THEM Empowers Us

THEM is a new play at La Mama’s Courthouse by playwright, poet and activist Samah Sabawi, writer of the award-winning Tales of a City by the Sea.

Samah’s writing is concerned with…

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Breakfasters: A Bite-Sized Analysis of the New State Budget

Treasurer Tim Pallass laid out the government’s state budget on Monday, which included a bunch of new taxes and reinterpreted promises. The Age’s state political correspondent Adam Carey drops by to give…

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Reasons to ‘Stop Being Reasonable’ with Philosopher Eleanor Gordon-Smith

When we have debates about things that have high stakes for us, people on both sides often lift the standards for what counts as good and reliable evidence. This can result in us…

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The Sand Pebbles celebrate 15 years of Ghost Transmissions on Banana Lounge Broadcasting

The Sand Pebbles have never played their album Ghost Transmissions live. Despite celebrating the album’s 15th anniversary this year, the time never felt right and half of the songs where never performed in…

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Good Fortune: June Jones Steps into a Solo Project

Two Steps On The Water are an emotional punk, folk and rock quartet from Melbourne. The band is currently on hiatus as frontwoman June Jones is working towards the release of her debut…

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Breakfasters: Why the Truth Is Such a Powerful Aspiration for National Reconciliation Week

Muriel Bamblett is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung woman and Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency. As we enter National Reconciliation Week, Muriel joins Breakfasters to discuss…

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The Grapevine: How Lonnie Holley Gives Objects a Voice

Lonnie Holley has been described as ‘the closest thing that America has to a prophet’. Growing up poor and black in America’s South, Lonnie always found solace in creating. In this wide-reaching conversation…

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The Australian Mood: David Bridie and the Alchemy of Music and Film

David Bridie is well known as a member of Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend, The Chocolate Cake but The Wisdom Line is his sixth solo album and it's the culmination of 35…

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Bluesman Justin Bernasconi Serenades Max Crawdaddy

Australian Guitar Magazine named him as ‘one of this country’s most interesting guitar talents’.

UK magazine Roots described his music as ‘like Leo Kottke and John Fahey on the instrumentals and John Prine…

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Cult Classic ‘Cold Café’ Makes a Comeback

Music all-rounder Karen Marks and producer Michael Kucyk join Lauren Taylor and Simon Winkler to talk about the process leading to the reissue of Karen’s 1981 song ‘Cold Café’.

First making its reappearance…

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Out on the Patio: No Tongue in Cheek for Ferla’s New Album ‘It’s Personal’

Melbourne indie group Ferla have just released their long-awaited album It’s Personal. Lead singer Giuliano Ferla joins Out on the Patio’s host Monique for a quick chat about the album, tour and next…

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The Screaming Females Plug in the Songs that Helped Shape the Band They Are Today

Marissa Paternoster, Mike "King Mike" Abbate and Jarrett Dougherty from American rock band The Screaming Females have touched down in Australia for the first time in three years. Their first stop on a…

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Breakfasters: How Rising House Costs Is Making Home Ownership a Pipe Dream for Aussies

Doctor Heather Holst is the Inaugural Commissioner for Residential Tenancies in Victoria and has 30 years of experience under her belt within the housing sector. Talking on Breakfasters, she discusses some of the…

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Meet Miss Hood, One Third of the Strong and Proud Sista Troupe OETHA

Oetha’s own Miss Hood chats with Local and/or General about the indigenous all-ladies hip hop group celebrating women and their stories. Oetha, short for ‘Our Earth The Heart Acknowledges’, is coming up to…

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Romy Vager’s Guide to Gaining Confidence

RVG’s Romy Vager drops in for a chat on Maps with the launch of her band’s new single ‘Alexandra’ at Howler this Friday night 24 May. In RVG’s three and a half year…

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Breakfasters: ‘Don’t Despair’ Jane Gilmour on the Future of Feminism

‘Q: In 25 words or less, what is the future of feminism?

A: It’s liberation from the constraints of patriarchy and that’s liberation for men, women, children and everyone else as well.’