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Special Broadcasts

Throughout the year CRN brings stations a variety of live broadcasts including the Tamworth and Mildura Country Music Festivals, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, International Women's Day content, Federal Budget coverage and much more.

Saturday 18 May 

Federal Election live special

(RMIT University and Channel 31)

Live only on CRN-2 (Channel 631) from 18:00 to 20:00 AEST 

The date has been called for the next Federal Election: 18 May, 2019.
That evening the Community Radio Network is bringing the stations live coverage and analysis of the vote count from the studios of RMIT University and Channel 31. Featuring correspondents from approximately 22 electorates around Australia, the tally will be analysed with expert commentary from a panel including former MP Mary Delahunty.

For local sponsorship, IDs or announcements, the 2 hour special will feature a 2.5 minute break each half-hour.

Keep up to date with developments via the CRN Weekly Update emailed each Thursday.

About Extras

Extras 1 and Extras 2 are two program slots in the regular CRN Program Guide.

Extras 1 broadcasts between 13:04 - 14:00 EST/EDT; Extras 2 between 14:04 - 15:00 EST/EDT Wednesdays. Extras feature a variety of programs that change week to week. See below for details on the latest Extras programming.

If you missed this content in its broadcast week, contact crn@cbaa.org.au for a file download.

Upcoming Extras

Wednesday 17 April 

AustralianSuper Made EasyAustralian Super CAAMA Crew 2019

Parts 1 - 4 (CAAMA)

 4 x 12'56 to 16'06 - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

According to the recent Royal Commission on Banking, many First Nations Peoples are at the discriminatory end when it comes to information about their money. Notably, levels of financial literacy, remoteness and proof of identity were highlighted as broad issues affecting banking, superannuation and insurance outcomes which often impact the lives of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Gilmore Johnston, Station Manager for Alice Springs based CAAMA Radio says, “The hope is to empower Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander fund members to access information to find out about their money. It’s their right!” 

The program offers practical information and encourages members to use a free phone Helpline to obtain updates on their funds, find out the value of their personal or family superannuation and how to access funds and insurance in the case of funeral costs and “Sorry” Business.

The Road to Bluesfest 

Part 2 (2HHH)

55'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

A 3-part music documentary series, focusing on the excitement and build-up to Bluesfest 2019. Presenter Graeme Doyle (host of The Live Rock Report, Triple H 100.1FM, Hornsby, NSW), together with contributors Noddy (Aussie Music Weekly, Community Radio Network) and Rufus On Fire (The Music Almanac, Triple H 100.1FM, Hornsby, NSW) take an in-depth look at the festival in what is its 30th year. It’s a series of great music, interviews and discussion, which will both entertain and inform listeners.
In this episode, the team chats to Aussie artist Caiti Baker who shares her family history when it comes to Bluesfest, plus we take a look at the man behind Bluesfest, festival director Peter Noble. Meanwhile, Rufus On Fire delves into the Byron Bay creative scene, plus great music from Russell Morris, Gary Clark Jr and Nathaniel Rateliff

Wednesday 10 April 

Sonic Tonic

Part 7&8 (Swinburne University)

58'00 - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Concluding the Sonic Tonic series, this edition contains the final two episodes of the 2019 series, Roderick Nathan Diaz's 'My Game Strategy' and Alex Lowes with 'The Hunt for Haggis'

The Road to Bluesfest 

Part 1 (2HHH)

55'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

A 3-part music documentary series, focusing on the excitement and build-up to Bluesfest 2019. Presenter Graeme Doyle (host of The Live Rock Report, Triple H 100.1FM, Hornsby, NSW), together with contributors Noddy (Aussie Music Weekly, Community Radio Network) and Rufus On Fire (The Music Almanac, Triple H 100.1FM, Hornsby, NSW) take an in-depth look at the festival in what is its 30th year. It’s a series of great music, interviews and discussion, which will both entertain and inform listeners.
In the opening episode, we speak with blues musician Shaun Kirk about his long association with Bluesfest. We also shine the spotlight on festival performer Ray La Montagne. As well we take a look at the festival within a festival, The Boomerang Festival. There’s also great music from Kurt Vile, Norah Jones, Benny Walker and Baker Boy.

 

Wednesday 3 April

Federal Budget Special 

(2SER)

10 x 0'41 to 06'57 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

A consortium of community radio reporters were inside the 2019 Federal Budget Lockup. From ArtSound FM in Canberra, reporters from 2SER's On The Money present detailed analysis with a specialised team of reporters. Including highlights in key areas from the Budget like Health, Mental Health, Environment, Energy and Infastructure, making for excellent on-air segments leading up to the election later this year. 

Sonic Tonic 

Part 5&6 (Swinburne University)

58'10 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Continuing in the Sonic Tonic series, this edition contains the next two episodes in the 8 part series; Anthony Pinda's 'Always on the Green' as well as Jayde Wilkinson with 'The Intolerant Intruder'.

Wednesday 27 March

Sonic Tonic 

Part 1&2 (Swinburne University)

58'10 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Over the last nine years the “Sonic Tonic” series and those that preceded it, have allowed the work of almost 70 Swinburne University students to gain exposure beyond the dusty confines of the university. This edition contains the first two episodes in the 8 part series; Cameron Pearce's 'The Apprentice’s Guide to Dungeons and Dragons' as well as Rebecca Pannell's 'Gift Giving'.

Sonic Tonic

Part 3&4 (Swinburne University)

58'10 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Continuing in the Sonic Tonic series, this edition contains the next two episodes in the 8 part series; Lidija Turkalj's 'The Racecourse to Retirement' as well as Maddison Pettit with 'Bonnie’s Story'.

Wednesday 20 March

Can you Murder a Robot? Hitchbot

(BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

The robot revolution is upon us, so is it time to consider what our relationship with machines looks like? How can we damage a robot? Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia. It was no ordinary crime, the hitchiker in question was a little robot called Hitchbot. The death raised interesting questions about the human-robot relationship - not so much whether we can trust robotos, but whether the robots can trust us. Dive deep into this experiement, as BBC News joined Prof Smith and Dr Zeller to take out the new Hitchbot 2.0 on one of it's first outings. 

Global Beats: Peru Djing

(BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 2 at 13:04 EDT

Meet the talented group of young DJs and producers behind Peru’s captivating tropical bass sound. Deltatron and Tribilin Sound have been mining Peru’s rich musical archives and creating new highly danceable chicha and cumbia-based tracks.Their music is proving highly popular but not just in Peru, Deltatron now spends half his time Dj-ing in clubs around the world. Their music reflects a new pride in all things Peruvian.

Mardi Gras 2019Wednesday 13 March

Mardi Gras Parade 2019

Part 1 (JOY 94.9)

54'00 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

If you couldn’t make it to the 2019 Mardi GrasParade, thanks to JOY 94.9, CRN is bringing stations 2 x Mardi Gras specials.

Produced by a team of 12 volunteers roadside for over 200 floats in the parade, bring listeners all the fun, floats, dancing and much more of Mardi Gras 2019.

Mardi Gras Parade 2019

Part 2 (JOY 94.9)

54'00 mins - Extras 2 at 13:04 EDT

Past Extras

Wednesday 6 March

Women in Wartime

(Media Heads)

10 x 90 sec to 01'45 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Women In Wartime will highlight the deeply emotional and personal experiences of Australian women affected by war, along with the many and varied roles that they’ve filled – either by choice or by necessity – including:

  • keeping the family together while their husband, father or son was overseas fighting
  • filling vital positions vacated by men, such as those in munitions factories, the Women’s Land Army, etc
  • nursing, and the role of nurses both abroad and on the home-front
  • looking after returned servicemen suffering from shell shock or PTSD

Jailbreak: IWD 2019 Special

(2SER)

55'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

For International Women's Day 2019, Jailbreak presents an hour-long special of the voices of women locked up - separated from their children support and family.

Wednesday 27 February

Message from the Moon

(BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

In December 1968, as the crew of Apollo 8 orbited the Moon, they read extracts from Genesis live to a global TV audience.

Astronaut Nicole Stott follows the Apollo 8 mission from launch to splashdown and we hear from astronauts giving their unique perspective on creation, faith and God. Their thoughts are interwoven with music from Hannah Peel's composition, Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia.

How do we stop young people killing themselves?

(BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally. But innovative and unexpected ways to tackle this public health issue are emerging.

From Nigeria to Finland, ordinary people and experts are putting their own experiences and expertise to use in coming up with ways that help prevent deaths in their communities. School timetables, video games and social media are among some of the new ways being trialled to cut deaths and break the taboo surrounding youth suicide. We ask what can be done to stop young people taking their own lives?

Wednesday 20 February

Where Are The Aliens?

(BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Vulcans, Daleks, Martians, Grays - our culture is pervaded by alien beings from distant worlds – some benevolent…most not so much. In our galaxy alone, there should be tens of billions of planets harbouring life, but we have not heard any broadcasts or seen any flashing lights from distant civilisations.

Based in Silicon Valley, California, chief astronomer for SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), Seth Shostak, has devoted his career to searching for signs of alien life. In this programme he tackles this fundamental question about whether we are alone in the universe.

Sounds Of Space: Deep Space

(BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Some are recorded sound, others are data – like X-rays or radio waves - that have been sonified. All of them have inspired scientists and artists to help us understand our universe.

Joining Lucie Green on this sonic journey through space are:

- Prof Tim O'Brien (Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory)

- Honor Harger (Executive Director of the ArtScience museum in Singapore)

- Dr Andrew Pontzen (Cosmology Research Group, University College London)

Wednesday 13 February

The Politics of Mongolian Hip-Hop

(BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

MC Dizraeli hears how Mongolia’s massive hip hop scene is shaping the country’s future.

Post-mining boom 'Minegolia' is recovering from an economic crash. Half of the 3 million population lives in the growing capital, Ulaanbaatar. Yet these young, urban Mongolians aren’t turning their backs on traditional rural values.

Dizraeli meets Mongolia’s hip hop pioneers and finds surprising lyrics that dispense moral advice, worry about alcoholism or praise the taste of fresh yoghurt on the Mongolian steppe. Freestyles and conversations across Ulaanbaatar reveal global hip hop influences and deep resonances with Mongolia’s musical heritage.

Brazil: New Musical Voices

(BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Maria Beraldo is a Brazilian singer, composer, clarinet player and LGBTQ activist. She released her first solo album, Cavala, in May 2018, to critical acclaim. For this Brazilian edition of Global Beats, Maria presents seven of her fellow musical artists, chosen for their strong voices, both musically and politically.

Wednesday 6 February

The Sun Our Star

(BBC World Service)

1 x 51'40 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

The Sun Our Star

(BBC World Service)

1 x 51'40 mins - Extras 2 at 13:04 EDT

Dava Sobel orbits the sun, getting as close as she dares, to understand the immense relationship we have with our nearest star.

The Sun, our star, the source and sustainer of all life on Earth... is also a death star in the making. To know the Sun is an age-old dream of humankind. For centuries astronomers contented themselves with analysing small sips of Sunlight collected through specialised instruments.

Wednesday 31 January

Tamworth CMF Golden Guitar Awards - Winner Interviews

(Good Morning Country)

15 x 01'00 to 04'00 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Interviews from Australian country music's night of nights - the 2019 Golden Guitar Awards live at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Good Morning Country caught up with the night's winners including Fanny Lumsden, The Wolfe Brothers, Beccy Cole and many more.

Solving Alzheimer’s

Part 3 (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Solving Alzheimer's looks at the issues caused from the disease, reporting from South Korea, Nigeria and the Netherlands.

With a rise in the number of people living into their eighties and beyond, dementia is a growing issue.

Wednesday 24 January

Our Love For Indian Classical Music

(BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Indian classical music is an art form that’s been in the making for thousands of years. Its exponential growth in the UK alone has seen a 70 percent increase in people taking exams in this form of music.

We visit the tomb of one of the original forefathers of the music, Amir Khusrao, and take to the road to experience the sights and sounds of the live concerts and festivals.

Solving Alzheimer’s

Part 2 (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Solving Alzheimer's looks at the issues caused from the disease, reporting from South Korea, Nigeria and the Netherlands.

With a rise in the number of people living into their eighties and beyond, dementia is a growing issue.

Wednesday 16 January

Are we alone in the universe? 

(BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

The Real Story asks a panel of space scientists: are we any closer to finding extra-terrestrial life?

What new approaches are showing promise?

How will we know if we've found it? And what might that life be like?

Solving Alzheimer’s

Part 1 (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Solving Alzheimer's looks at the issues caused from the disease, reporting from South Korea, Nigeria and the Netherlands.

With a rise in the number of people living into their eighties and beyond, dementia is a growing issue.

One in three - maybe even one in two - of us will get dementia and forget almost everything we ever knew. Those that don’t get the disease, have a high chance of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia.

Wednesday 9 January

Woodford Folk Festival 2018

Part 3 (4ZZZ and 4EB)

55'50 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Highlights from Woodford Folk Festival 2018. Hear from performers, organisers, punters and notable guests including Butterfingers, Jonathan Sri, the Woodford Children's Festival, Esther, Tenzin Nyidon, Les Poules a Colin and Anthony Albanese.

Wingham Akoostik Festival

(2BOB)

55'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Highlights from the Wingham Akoostik Festival, held annually in the Manning Valley of New South Wales.

Wednesday 2 January

Woodford Folk Festival 2018

Part 1 (4ZZZ and 4EB)

55'50 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Highlights from Woodford Folk Festival 2018. Hear from performers, organisers, punters and notable guests including Butterfingers, Jonathan Sri, the Woodford Children's Festival, Esther, Tenzin Nyidon, Les Poules a Colin and Anthony Albanese.

Woodford Folk Festival 2018

Part 2 (4ZZZ and 4EB)

55'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Wednesday 26 December

The Hero's Journey 

(Tribe FM)

55'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

From Star Wars to Mad Max to The Matrix and the Lion King, movie makers have for decades followed the stages identified in The Hero Journey, written by Joseph Campbell.

Join Teeya and Ros and guests as they follow Maria’s story along the stages of The Hero Journey, from The Call to Adventure, to The Meeting with the Mentor, through The Belly of the Whale and The Road of Trials, to The Supreme Ordeal and finally The Return home with the elixir that helps in some way to redeem the world.

Will you recognise these stages in your own life? Will these stages apply to your journeys and adventures?

Come along with us on The Hero Journey and find out how The Hero Journey really is a Guide to your Life.

Marysville Jazz And Blues Weekend Highlights 

Part 3 (JOY 94.9 and UGFM)

22'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Joy 94.9’s David Moyle of Bent Notes and Peter Guest of UGFM's All that Jazz review the Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend with interviews with some of the performers and their music.

In Part 3, hear from Harley & Rose - of headline act Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows. Hear an interview with Trad Jazz Band Shiraz.

Wednesday 19 December

Carols by Candlelight Community RadioCarols by Candlelight 2018 Preview

Part 2 (Vision Australia)

27'50 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Chris Thompson shines a light on the history of the Vision Australia Radio Carols by Candlelight event, now in its 82nd year.

Preview this year's even supporting blind and low-vision children whilst entertaining families Australia-wide this Christmas eve.

In Part 2, we focus on the 2018 event, hearing from the mother of one of our young clients Parker, and mum Amy Thorne shares her story. Dedicated carols fan Hala Austin shares why she’s attended the event each year since she was a toddler and performer Silvie Paladino explains why she’s again supporting this year’s event.

Marysville Jazz And Blues Weekend Highlights

Part 2 (JOY 94.9 and UGFM)

22'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Joy 94.9’s David Moyle of Bent Notes and Peter Guest of UGFM's All that Jazz review the Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend with interviews with some of the performers and their music.

In Part 2, David and Peter discuss Admirals Own Big Band, an interview with Ben Charnley of Ben Charnley Quartet regarding a workshop and concert presented on the weekend. Plus an interview with official photographer Robyn Cuzens.  

Wednesday 12 December

Carols by Candlelight Community RadioCarols by Candlelight 2018 Preview

Part 1 (Vision Australia)

27'50 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Chris Thompson shines a light on the history of the Vision Australia Radio Carols by Candlelight event, now in its 82nd year.

Preview this year's even supporting blind and low-vision children whilst entertaining families Australia-wide this Christmas eve.

Part 1 looks back at the history of the event.

Reflect on where it all began, hear from VA’s audio description manager Michael Ward on the service offered during the broadcast this year, learn why Vision Australia volunteer Steven Cavell has volunteered at the event for 11 years now. Also hear from Carols event coordinator Clementine Binks.

Marysville Jazz And Blues Weekend Highlights 

Part 1 (JOY 94.9 and UGFM)

22'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Joy 94.9’s David Moyle of Bent Notes and Peter Guest of UGFM's All that Jazz review the Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend with interviews with some of the performers and their music.

In Part 1, David and Peter discuss the highlights of the weekend including interviews with Gypsy Jazz Project (Canberra) also an Interview with Bruce Rose.

Interview with the weekend’s Music Director Bill Bate, Anita Harris music track, Interview with Bev & Leigh Fraser (Eva to Diva) with in studio live performance Woodstock.

Wednesday 5 December

Global Beats: South Korea

(BBC World Service)

1 x 49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

South Korea is famous for K-pop, slick girl and boy bands with millions of fans around the world and now a multi-million dollar industry.

But South Korea also has a vibrant independent music scene, with bands playing every genre of music you can think of, and, as Global Beats discovers, increasingly seeking their own distinctly Korean sound.

Young, Cool and Kazakhstani

(BBC World Service)

1 x 49'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

More than 25 years after independence, young Kazakhstanis are still trying to make sense of their dark history and their place in the new world order. At least half of the 18 million population of Kazakhstan is under 30 - born and raised in the post-Soviet era.

Russian journalist Tatyana Movshevich goes to Almaty, the cultural capital of Kazakhstan to meet young Kazakhs and find out how they are moving their country forward, how they navigate their lives under an authoritarian regime and play their part in a global world.

Wednesday 28 November

IDPWD: Chronically Chilled and Direct Action (3CR)

2 x 27'50 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Chronically Chilled

Chronically Chilled is a show that discusses experiences and topics related to chronic illness, disability and mental health.  In this special Disability Day episode, presenter Marijo Pozega is joined by Ricky Buchanan. 

Direct Action - Worldwide Disability Protest in 2018 
Helen Gwilliam reviews just some of the protests by disability activists in the past year, including activists occupying parliaments in the UK, Poland and Nigeria and the march of empty wheelchairs in Argentina

Read more here.

International Day of People with DisabilityIDPWD: De-Stigmatised and Only Human (Radio Adelaide and 4ZZZ)

2 x 27'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

De-Stigmatised

De-Stigmatised celebrates IDPWD, hearing from three individuals striding to make a long-lasting impact in changing what we think or perceive about disabled people and their capabilities of living independently. Jarad McLoughlin and Aiden Marks look at autism/neurodiversity and expose incidents of inherent, hostile ableism involving employers and airlines.

Only Human

On this special episode of Only Human,hear from Dale Reardon (My Disability Matters); Sorry Day 2018; Holly and Chris (Help Enterprises);  Sally Balwin (Braille House); and Linda Neil (musician and writer).

Read more here.

Wednesday 21 November

4ZZZ Kim StewartIDPWD: It's The People's Radio (4ZZZ)

4 x 15'00 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

It’s the People’s Radio is a four-part series about the experiences of people with a disability in community radio in Australia.

Producer Kim Stewart interviewed 19 People With Disability and their supporters from around the country, as part of a Doctorate of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland.

Read more here.

Steve Richardson 4RPH International Day of People with DisabilityIDPWD: Access All Areas (4RPH)

2 x 27'30, 25'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Produced by Steve Richardson of 4RPH Brisbane, Access All Areas is a monthly program which focuses on issues and events in the disability field.

In Part 1, find out about 'Tactile Tours' provided to people with impaired vision to attend plays, performances and circus, and what is being done in electronic banking to make it more accessible.

And in Part 2, Steve speaks with an artist with low-vision about a website they created, and a blind-adventurer who has recently released their autobiography.

Read more here.

Wednesday 14 November

The Greyhound Diaries (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Singer-songwriter Doug Levitt hears the stories of America’s struggling people as they ride across the country on long-haul coaches – and turns their tales into songs. For 12 years and 120,000 miles, he has crossed the United States by Greyhound, guitar on his back, and notebook in his pocket.

The people on the margins ride Greyhound, the only form of long distance travel they can afford. It makes for a singular community of people on the move, looking for work, dealing with family emergencies and taking leaps of faith in pursuit of transformation, redemption and healing.

My Madonna (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

With contributions from people Madonna lived and worked with during her formative years, this special highlights the drive and determination that took a struggling, ambitious young dancer from suburban Detroit, with grand visions of one day becoming a club dancer in New York City, on a journey that exceeded her wildest expectations as she evolved to become one of pop music’s most successful icons.

Wednesday 7 November

Through the Community Radio NetworkCentenary of Armistice Remembrance Concert - Part 1 (City Park Radio)

54'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

From Launceston’s majestic Albert Hall comes a concert to mark the Centenary of Armistice, with local and international performances encompassing choir, pipe bands, folk music and Australian Army Buglers. 

Over 200 performers will be on stage including the O’Dowds from Moe, Mick Whittle from Geelong, Dean Cocker and Mick Flannagan from Tasmania and Marian Burns from New Zealand.

Produced by Ros Elliot. Rea

d by Leo Gortz with permission from Behrouz.

Centenary of Armistice Remembrance Concert - Part 2 (City Park Radio)

54'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Wednesday 31 October

No Friend but the Mountains (TribeFM 91.1)

7 x 01'00 to 07'00 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Kurdish acaedemic, journalist and author Behrouz Boochani fled Iran, taking a smuggler's boat from Indonesia to Australia.

Since imprisoned on Manus Island, he secretly wrote 'No Friend But The Mountains', a powerful and poetic book over 5 years by sending out thousands of texts.

This descriptive, emotional and poetic book relates the lived experience of a crowded controlling prison with no knowledge of how long before resettled eleswhere will occur.

Download a synopsis sheet PDF iconhere.

Produced by Ros Elliot. Read by Leo Gortz with permission from Behrouz.

Global Beats: Gqom (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

Gqom, pronounced with a Zulu click at the beginning, roughly translates as the sound of a kick drum being struck. It’s also the name of a sparse, dark, hypnotic genre of electronic music.

Made in the townships of Durban, South Africa, on basic software and distributed via taxi drivers, over the last few years gqom has caught the ears of DJs and ravers in some of the coolest clubs in Berlin, New York and London.

Emily Dust, a London-based DJ who fell in love with gqom at first listen, travels to Durban to meet the artists who created it and who are taking it forward, including Naked Boys, DJ Lag, Griffit Vigo and Distruction Boyz. 

Wednesday 24 October

National Features and Documentary Series: Parts 5 & 6

2 x 25'50 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

National Features and Documentary Series

Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities

With over 30 years experience in organic farming, Barry Green is involved in something called the New Food Movement.

In Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities he hears from a group of Australians concerned about the future of food, and the solution they’re putting on the table.

Produced by Barry Green of Donnybrook Community Radio. Supervising production by Ian Hill.

National Features and Documentary SeriesAt The Coalface

The story of a billboard, a coal mine, and a rural community split in two.

Nikola Van de Wetering returns to her hometown to dig-up the controversy sitting close to the surface in At The Coalface.

Produced by Nikola Van de Wetering of 4ZZZ, Brisbane. Supervising production by Stephen Stockwell.

National Features and Documentary Series: Parts 7 & 8

2 x 25'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

National Features and Documentary SeriesHidden Carers

A quarter of a million Australians care for family members living with mental health difficulties.

In Hidden Carers, Meredith Gilmore sits down with Anne and Robyn to find out what their lives and challenges look like.

Produced by Meredith Gilmore of Coast FM 963. Supervising production by Ian Crouch.

Finding Voice

For asylum seekers who are writers, poets, and journalists, finding a voice in their new home can be a significant challenge.

In Finding Voice, Bangladeshi poet and journalist Humayun Reza speaks about the challenges some writers face in Australia. 

Produced by Mick Paddon and Humayun Reza of Eastside Radio. Supervising production by Sharon Davis.

Wednesday 17 October

National Features and Documentary Series: Parts 1 & 2

2 x 25'50 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

National Features and Documentary Series

The Runners' Guide

For many of us, a quick jog is our preferred form of exercise. But what if you need to overcome additional barriers in order to get up and running? Tie up your laces and join Katharina Loesche as she meets a couple of joggers in The Runners’ Guide.

Produced by Katharina Loesche of Radio 4EB, Brisbane. Supervising production by Kim Stewart.

National Features and Documentary Series

To Say I Am Home

A story of what we talk about when we talk about home. What is it like to leave the one home you’ve ever really known? In To Say I Am Home, Mahendra Chitrarasu tells the story of his grandmother’s migration to Australia.

Produced by Mahendra Chitrarasu of Radio Adelaide. Supervising production by Nikki Marcel.

National Features and Documentary Series: Parts 3 & 4

2 x 25'50 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

National Features and Documentary Series

Hear Our Voices

How is Australia experienced by the South Sudanese youth growing up here? Aguer Athian brings us some of their stories to change the current narrative, and give voice to the voiceless in Hear Our Voices. 

Produced by Aguer Athian of 3ZZZ, Melbourne. Supervising production by Maddy Macfarlane.

The Shooting Gallery

National Features and Documentary SeriesWhen it comes to drugs, we are often handed the line that it's best to be 'tough'. But there’s at least one community taking another approach. Aoife Cooke takes us to what’s formally known as a “medically supervised injecting centre", but is known to some as The Shooting Gallery.

Produced by Aoife Cooke of 3CR, Melbourne. Supervising production by Georgia Moodie.

Wednesday 10 October

On The Road: Memphis (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EDT

Renowned pianist Jools Holland drives from Clarksdale to Memphis replicating the journey which so many musicians have made before him.

Once in the Bluff City- arguably the most important music town in the world – he visits the project housing where Elvis Presley lived as a teenager and where he first played in public and goes to Aretha Franklin’s birthplace, situated in an area of tremendous urban deprivation which is gaining a new life through music.

Africa's Big Philanthropy: Health (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EDT

In 2016 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged to invest five billion dollars in poverty reduction and health in Africa. Other big givers like the Rockefeller Foundation have spent billions on health, agriculture and livelihood programmes. Some say governments and global agencies have come to depend on the donations of big philanthropic donors for their programmes, but how much influence do they have, and with the rise of home-grown African wealth what is the future is for philanthropy here?

Wednesday 3 October

Breaking The Seal (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

Whatever is said in the confessional stays in the confessional; it is a sacred, unyielding law throughout Catholicism, but in Australia it's now being challenged.

In certain states laws are being introduced so priests can now be fined if they are found to have withheld information from the confessions of child abusers. Priests across the country have said they won’t adhere to the law, saying it breaks a sacred trust.

The Children of Belsen (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

In April 1945 a 15-year-old Dutch Jewish girl was interviewed by the BBC in the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen shortly after its liberation by the British.

Weakened by typhoid, Hetty Werkendam, now known as Hetty Verolme, described to reporter Patrick Gordon Walker some of the horrific conditions in the Nazi camp where more than 50,000 prisoners died. She also told him how she and her younger brothers were separated from their parents, and how they lived for the last months of the war in a separate barracks with other Jewish children, largely ignored by the SS authorities.

Wednesday 26 September

Model X (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

In Paris, aspiring models have to adjust to rather spartan conditions - from sharing a flat with strangers to moving around an unknown city all alone and surviving on a mere 80 euros a week.

Despite their bestefforts to get a job, most of the girls will leave Paris with empty pockets.

Former model and now BBC journalist, Alina Isachenka, follows 17-year-old schoolgirl Anna Vasileva from the city of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia on her challenging journey through tough competition and over-demanding casting directors to the top of the fashion industry.

On The Road: Nashville (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

Join renowned pianist Jools Holland as he flies to Nashville to visit RCA Studio A. In the 1950s and early 60s under the leadership of Chet Atkins, Studio A was the place where modern day country music was invented.

In the cavernous room meet Dave Cobb and the man they call the soul of Nashville, musician & historian Marty Stuart, and some of the new young stars attracted to the city like the band Midland & Australian actress and singer Clare Bowen, star of the TV series “Nashville”.

Wednesday 19 September

The Changing Face of Procreation - Part 2 (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

Krupa Padhy meets the scientists at the cutting edge of reproductive medicine and examines the alternative paths being taken to create families. In part two, Krupa looks to what comes next.

She meets the doctor using IVF technology to reverse menopause. In England she visits a family of the future, made up of white British parents and their three boys plus a ‘snow baby’, created during an IVF cycle for her Indian-American genetic parents but adopted as an embryo by her birth family. 

Iceland: What Happened Next? (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

Iceland is a small island nation of just 340,000 people but at the height of the global financial crisis in 2008 it was the scene of one of the biggest banking collapses in history.

Ten years on the economy has recovered, thanks to the millions of tourists who now visit every year. But what scars have been left on this close-knit island nation’s collective psyche? 

Wednesday 12 September

The Changing Face of Procreation - Part 1 (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

By the end of the century, an estimated 157 million people alive or 1.4 % of the world’s population will owe their lives to assisted reproductive technologies like IVF, donor eggs and sperm and surrogacy.

So how are people around the world using these innovations? And how well is society doing in getting to grips with the ethical questions that go hand in hand with the creation of life of in these ways? 

Falling (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

A construction worker dies and, instinctively, we blame him. Why wasn’t he wearing his safety belt? But what if we are wrong?

What if all of us – families, colleagues, companies and society as a whole – have been failing workers who have lost their lives or been injured at work, all over the world?

Wednesday 5 September

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

What do our teeth say about us?

BBC Journalist Natalia Guerrero travels to Miami and LA and asks, do we judge others by their teeth and do we demonstrate our own wealth by paying for the perfect smile?

This documentary explores what our teeth say about us.

The Life and Times of Senator John McCain (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

Few American politicians have carved such a distinctive career as the late John McCain, the Republican Senator for Arizona.

Anthony Zurcher, the BBC's North America reporter, looks back at his life, including his military service, during which he endured five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, and his two unsuccessful bids for the American presidency.

He also examines how McCain gained a reputation as a political maverick, and inflicted one of the most high-profile policy defeats of Donald Trump's presidency to date.

Wednesday 29 August

The Benefits of Nakedness (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

Some people just love to be naked in public. Dr. Keon West travels far and wide to speak to those who enjoy taking their clothes off to find out why they do it, and what the benefits – and disadvantages – might be.

Dr. West is a social psychologist at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has done some research into naturist groups in the UK.

His work showed that those of us who are naked in public are more likely to be happier not just with our bodies, but also with our lives more generally. 

Aretha Franklin: Queen Of Soul (BBC World Service)

26'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

Aretha Franklin, for fifty years the Queen of Soul, with a voice of unique quality and who suffered a difficult and troubled life, has died at the age of 76.

Jumoke Fashola hears from musicians, fans and producers from different parts of the world about what made Aretha Franklin’s music special.

It Includes contributions from South African singer Lira, American musician Valerie June, record company mogul Clive Davis, producer Narada Michael Walden, singer Sarah Dash and music journalist David Nathan.

Wednesday 23 August

Step Away From The Car (Radio Adelaide)

10 x 05'00 to 07'00 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

Over a 10-part series of short pieces ready to drop into your radio programs, Step Away from the Car hears from a variety of thinkers who were present at the 2017 Australian Walking and Cycling Conference.

The conference and pieces get listeners thinking about using more 'active' choices when it comes to transport, choices that require stepping away from the car. 

Producer: Nikki Page, Radio Adelaide

Global Beats: Heavy Metal in Finland (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

Heavy-metal music, with its distorted guitar sounds, emphatic rhythms and dense bass and drum is incredibly popular in Nordic countries. In Finland there are more heavy-metal musicians per capita than in any other nation on Earth, and the country seems to have a real love affair with this genre of music.

Finnish presenter Ida Kiljander takes us to Tuska, one of her country’s biggest metal festivals, to meet bands including Finland’s Moonsorrow, Sweden’s Bombus and the headlining French band Gojira.

Wednesday 15 August

National Indigenous Music Awards 2018 (TEABBA)

55'50 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

55'50 mins - Extras 2 at 13:04 EST

On Saturday the Darwin Ampitheatre came alive for the 2018 NIMAs.

Catch performances from many award winners, finalists and hall-of-famers including Baker Boy, Busby Marou, Kasey Chambers, the Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Roger Knox and Alice Skye (pictured).

Wednesday 8 August

Communities in Control: Part 3 of 3 (SYN Media and Our Community)

27'50 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

Hear from some of Australia’s prominent public figures and community groups who lent their voices to the 2018 Communities in Control Conference, hosted by Our Community.

What does it take to combat inequality from the community level? What impacts are mental health issues and social fragmentation having on Australia as a society? How does difference act as a barrier for social integration? 

Hear Stan Grant and Hugh Mackay, plus Ann Burbrook from Illawarra Multicultural Services share their thoughts and insights. 

Producer: Caroline Tung

Winning It Big (BBC World Service)

26'30 - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

Most people have dreamed of winning the lottery. It’s a dream that has become ever more common around the world as jackpots get bigger and lotteries more numerous. But does money really make us happy, and how much does this depend on where we live and how we spend it?

To find out, the BBC’s Mike Thomson meets lottery winners from around the globe. Mike dines with Arab/Israeli restaurateur, Jawdat Ibrahim, who spends much of his $23 million windfall on trying to bring Palestinians and Israelis closer together, through good food and dialogue.

Wednesday 1 August

2018 Reith Lectures: Part 5 of 5 (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

The 2018 Reith Lectures with Margaret MacMillan: is war an essential part of being human?

The lectures are recorded in front of an audience and have a question and answer session. They are chaired by journalist and historian Anita Anand.

Episode Five: Fatal Attraction

Historian Margaret MacMillan looks at representations of war: can we really create beauty from horror and death? Speaking at the Canadian War Museum, she discusses the paradox of commemoration. She questions attempts to capture the essence and meaning of war through art. The programme is presented by Anita Anand in front of an audience and includes a question and answer session.

Global Beats: New Labels (BBC World Service)

49'30 - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

When the internet exploded onto the scene, it blew apart the way the music industry worked. Recording artists were no longer dependent on winning the attention of a record label. They could reach millions ofpotential fans all around the world direct.

For a moment it looked as if record labels were on a downward slide, but as it turns out this was wrong. And for new labels that's been very good news, judging from their ever increasing number. Some are dedicated to a particular genre or the music of a particular country, for example Tiger’s Milk, which is on a mission to make Peruvian grooves old and new available to a global audience.

Wednesday 25 July

2018 Reith Lectures: Part 4 of 5 (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

The 2018 Reith Lectures with Margaret MacMillan: is war an essential part of being human?

The lectures are recorded in front of an audience and have a question and answer session. They are chaired by journalist and historian Anita Anand.

Episode Four: Managing the Unmanageable

Historian Margaret MacMillan assesses how the law and international agreements have attempted to address conflict. Speaking to an audience at the Northern Irish Parliament Buildings at Stormont in Belfast, Professor MacMillan outlines how both states and the people have sought to justify warfare - from self-defence to civil war - focusing on examples from Irish and British history. 

Skateboarding is 60 (BBC World Service)

49'30 - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

Sixty years ago, a man wandered into a surf shop on the beach in Southern California with a homemade wooden board with four roller-skate wheels attached. An insignificant beginning for a culture that would eventually influence communities all around the world.

You might see the skateboard as just a toy, but in 60 years, the people who skate have created a culture that has had a profound influence across business, art, architecture, education and gender equality.

Wednesday 18 July

2018 Reith Lectures: Part 3 of 5 (BBC World Service)

49'30 mins - Extras 1 at 13:04 EST

The 2018 Reith Lectures with Margaret MacMillan: is war an essential part of being human?

The lectures are recorded in front of an audience and have a question and answer session. They are chaired by journalist and historian Anita Anand.

Episode Three: Civilians and War

Historian Margaret MacMillan dissects the relationship between war and the civilian. Speaking to an audience in Beirut, she looks back at the city's violent past and discusses the impact of conflict on noncombatants throughout the centuries.

She explores how civilians have been deliberately targeted, used as slaves and why women are still often singled out in mass rapes. And she addresses the proposition that human beings are becoming less, not more violent. The programme is chaired by Anita Anand.

Beyond The Bars 2018: Part 2 of 2 (3CR)

55'50 - Extras 2 at 14:04 EST

On the air since 2002, Beyond the Bars in 2018 features stories, songs, opinions and poems from over 100 men and women in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Barwon Prison, Fulham Correctional Centre, Marngoneet Correctional Centre, Loddon Prison and Port Phillip Prison. 

The all-black radio broadcast team present the broadcasts and workshops in the lead up to NAIDOC Week.

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