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LiveWire: The Stooges’ James Williamson And Radio Birdman’s Deniz Tek On Their New Collaborative Album

Two of punk’s elder statesmen, James Williamson and Deniz Tek, join LiveWire to discuss their new collaborative album Two To One.

The album came from the desire to make “an old school…

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Breakfasters: Jacinta Parsons On Living With Chronic Illness

Former Triple R broadcaster Jacinta Parsons tells us about her recently released memoir Unseen: The Secret World Of Chronic Illness. Jacinta has lived with Crohn’s disease for over 20 years and is…

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Laila Sakini

How High The Moon: Melbourne-Born Producer Laila Sakini On Her Boomkat Cassette

When Melbourne-born producer, composer and DJ Laila Sakini was approached by London label Boomkat to contribute to the Documenting Sounds series, she didn’t even realise who she was speaking to. “[It came about]…

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The Grapevine: Emma Dawson On What Happens Next For Australia

“The old adage is ‘never waste a crisis’. Well, I think this government does show signs of wasting this crisis.” 

The pandemonium induced by the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked debate about how to…

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Jefa Greenaway

The Mission: Jefa Greenaway On First Nations Architecture

Indigenous architect Jefa Greenaway talks to Daniel James about how First Nations sensibilities can add value to the constructed environment and community cohesion.

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Radio Marinara: Why An Unusual Kind Of Jellyfish Showed Up In Port Phillip Bay

Baykeeper Neil Blake joins the program to discuss the arrival of Aequorea jellyfish – which are most common across New Zealand coasts – in Port Phillip Bay last week. Neil explains why it's…

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Local And/Or General: Caring For The Live Music Scene’s Crew

Chris Rogers of CrewCare tells Jas all about their Assisted Music Business Industry Training (AMBIT) program, which aims to provide support, upskilling and retraining to the backstage crews in the live music industry…

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Robert Wyatt

Off The Record: Robert Wyatt’s Wife Alfie Benge On The Vinyl Release of ‘His Greatest Misses’

Robert Wyatt’s music has been the source of inspiration for artists since his early days in iconic bands Soft Machine and Matching Mole. In 1974, Wyatt fell from the window of a fourth…

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Fantastic Man

Tomorrow Never Knows: Melbourne-Born, Berlin-Based Fantastic Man Chats And Shares An Exclusive Mix

Melbourne-born DJ Fantastic Man, aka Mic Newman, has had a creative and productive year, despite being locked down for the majority of it in his adopted city of Berlin. “For me, it came…

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Read the Room: Conspiracy theories and racist ideologies in Australian politics

A couple of weeks ago, it emerged that a facebook account - which appeared to belong to the federal member for Mackay and Nationals member George Chirstensen - was following a number of…

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Nyadol Nyuon

Read the Room: Social cohesion or social exclusion? New English requirements announced for partner visas

"There are other ways...of achieving [social cohesion], without it effectively becoming a tool for excluding certain groups."

This past week saw the announcement of new English language requirements for Australian partner visas, that…

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Respect The Rock: Blake Scott Goes Solo

TadPole chats with The Peep Tempel’s Blake Scott, who’s just released his debut solo LP Niscitam (pronounced “neesh-i-tom”). Out now through Wing Sing Records, the album documents Blake’s existential angst bringing new life…

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Eat It: How The New #Hospohour Initiative Is Supporting Our Local Hospo Industry

Hilary McNevin, food writer for Turnip Media, calls in to discuss the #hospohour initiative, a grassroots campaign happening every Friday from 6pm to 8pm. She explains how the campaign supports the local hospitality…

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The Grapevine: How You Can Access Free Economic Literacy Courses

Matt Grudnoff is a senior economist at the Australia Institute and one of the facilitators of The Economics Academy, a new series of free online lectures and workshops aimed at improving people’s understanding…

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Survey of First Nations Music Artists

The Rap: Centring First Nations' voices in Australia's music industry

It’s no secret that the Australian music industry, very much like the wider media industry, is very much lacking in diversity, particularly when it comes to First Nations representation.

Many of the industry’s…

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Calla Wahlquist

Read the Room: Daniel Andrews vs. the media

The COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria has seen a really fascinating dynamic play out between Premier Daniel Andrews, journalists and the wider community. Some people who feel like the media are treating the Premier…

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Lady Lash

Still Here: Lady Lash Reflects On Self-Healing, Spirituality And Artistic Practice

Lady Lash is a Kokatha woman and MC who has recently released a documentary about her experiences and artistic practices, as well as a new single, "Thieving Hearts". She joins Still Here co-host…

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Read the Room: Black Lives Matter and the COVID-19 blame game

The weeks following Melbourne's Black Lives Matter protests saw a concerted effort by subsections of the media to attritube it to the second COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria. African Australian journalist Jim Malo joins…

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Breakfasters: How ‘Ask Izzy’ Is Helping People In Need Find Social Support

Nellie Jackson is perhaps best known to the Triple R community for playing music in Melbourne band Loose Tooth. But Nellie also does important work as a drug and alcohol counsellor and is…

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The Mission: Deadly Science Founder Corey Tutt

Corey Tutt is a Kamilaroi man who founded Deadly Science, a program which provides remote schools across Australia with scientific resources and connects young Indigenous people with mentors to encourage their participation in…