#1331 Seeking Asylum

‘Stop the boats’ has become a war-cry.  It’s used in political debate, campaigns and the media.  And yet, the more we look at ‘Asylum Seekers’ as a political issue, the more we become desensitized to what it actually means for people to be seeking asylum.

Beyond the political spin and statistics are real people with real stories.

This episode All the Best takes you to the heart of the asylum seeker debate.  We speak to refugees, ‘boat people’, a people smuggler and Australians working with asylum seekers.  You’ll hear stories that are very different to the ones you hear on the news.

 

Australian Journey

Producer’s:  Carly-Ann Keneally, Pip Rasmussen, Kate Montague & Urban Walkabout

Reporter:  Pip Rasmussen

Sound Design:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Supervising Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  17 by Youth Lagoon, 77% by The Heard, Get Free by Major Lazer

Other links:   The People Smuggler: http://www.thepeoplesmuggler.com/Miss Chu: http://www.misschu.com.au/ 

 

Coming by Boat

Producer:  Farz Edreki

Supervising Producer:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  Shab Bood by Hani Naroo,  Traditional Pakistan Music by Farhan Bogra & Junaid Javed

Other links:  http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/seeking-refuge-and-too-often-alone-20130823-2shho.html

 

On the Island

Reporter:  Pip Rasmussen

Producer & Editor:  Merran Winchester

Music Credits:  Moon II by Cloud Mouth

 

Picture Credit:  Boat People by Willy Bosschem

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Features Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

#1330 Sex, Drugs & Politics

Women with power, that’s the way we like it!

From local government to the world of competitive pole dancing, this episode takes you into the lives of two women and their careers in politics.  They work hard and fight hard to get things done.

 

Pole Position

Pole dancing champion Zahra Stardust, speaks with Liam Knierim about her move from a career in Law to Pole Dancing and her candidacy for the Sex Party.

Producer:  Liam Knierim

Sound Design:  Belinda Lopez

Music Credits:  I Touch Myself by The Divinyls & Closer by Nine Inch Nails

 

Tales of Sin & Virtue

Kathryn Bendall shares her story about being a member of local government and the trials and tribulations of a young family, a sick husband and a vengeful building inspector.  Did she have to bend the rules to get things done?  Maybe…just a little.  Kathryn joined All the Best and The Art of Storytelling at their live storytelling event, ‘Tales of Sin & Virtue’.

Technical Producer:  Antonia Gauci

Thanks to Tate Ryan and The Art of Storytelling for Co-Producing Tales of Sin & Virtue

 

Picture Credits:  J. Howard Miller

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Features Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

#1329 On the Road

Everyone likes adventure and the long roads of Australia, that stretch thousands of kilometres through changing landscapes, can offer the perfect place for adventure and discovery.

And whatever the reason you’re on the road; love, adventure, escape, you’re bound to make some pretty amazing discoveries in this big ‘ol country.

This episode we hear the story of a hitch-hiker, a journey-man from NZ, the magic of Alice Springs and the discovery of heritage and culture.

*Alice Hitching  by Tess Dowdell & Co-Written by Patch Sinclair  

* Jordan’s Farm by Jordan Bloomer

* Alice Springs by Tess Lawley

* Amy Jean by Merran Winchester

 

Picture Credits:  Any Jean Harding  (www.eyeoflight.com.au)

Music Credits:  Nowehere Man by John Butler Trio

Alice Hitching: ‘32 Ford’ by Joe Mazzola, Railroad’s Whiskey Co’ by Jahzzar

Amy Jean: Mana Part 1 by Anthony Copping, Shadow of Life by Anthony Copping & Pascal Ontaimae

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Features Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester

#1328 Strangers on the Street

‘A stranger is just someone you haven’t met yet.’

 

Everyday we pass by people we don’t know.

How does our behaviour change when we don’t know someone and we have no personal responsibility for their safety or wellbeing?  Pip Rasmussen explores the Bystander Effect and how it plays out with strangers on the street.

The homeless are often referred to as ‘the invisible people’ of our communities.  They are the strangers we walk past everyday.  But, what is it like living on the streets?   This episode we hear a personal account about  being homeless.

 

Music Credits:  Stinkfist by Tool, Zebra by John Butler Trio

Bystander Effect–  Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie,  Poison Vine by Left, Reset by Mutemath, Like A Ghost by Markus Kienzl, Impossible Like You by Holy Holy, Swimming by Triple Brie, This Last Year by Palms, Drops by Jungle,  Child by The Maccabees, Keep You by Wild Belle

Voice Talent: Nick Fraser & Ladd Wheel

Picture Credits:  Jay Black

 

Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally

Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester

Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

 

 

#1327 Imagination….

Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.”

-Patricia A McKillip-

Imagination allows us to feel, see and experience beyond our actual reality.  It can be a source of joy and inspiration, terror and anguish and everything in between.

What is happening in our brains when we imagine?  What is the relationship between imagination and creativity?  And what is the use of imagination to humans?

This episode we share some radio plays produced by students at Footscray Primary School in Victoria.  These plays were developed as part of the Paper Fire Project in collaboration with SYN Radio and 100 Story Building.  We also hear from Dr Joel Pearson, a Neuropsychologist at UNSW and an expert in imagination and mental imagery.  Plus you’ll hear Henry & Zoe, a fictional story produced by Pip Rasmussen and Keelin Murphy.

This episode was been produced by Tess Lawley of the ATB Melbourne Collective.

 

*Thanks to the students of Footscray Primary School, 100 Story Building, SYN Radio, Dr Joel Pearson, Pip Rasmussen and Keelin Murphy.

And congratulations to our  radio makers at Footscray Primary School for their inspiring and imaginative work.  We look forward to hearing more of your stories on air!

 

Music Credits:  Eliza’s Aria (Wild Swans) by Elena-Kats Chernin (performed by Sydney Philharmonia Choir & Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Pure Imagination (from the soundtrack of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley and Phaedra (1974) by Tangerine Dreams.

Picture Credits:  Ash Of Spades

 

 

Production Manager: Carly Anne Kenneally

Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester

Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez