#1524 Same Love

Last week the US Supreme Court overturned a whole bunch of state bans on gay marriage and ruled that same sex couples have a constitutional right to get married.

It’s a big step forward for the US and marks a change in momentum for the LGBTIQA community worldwide.

So today on All The Best, we’re looking back at some of our stories on the issue.

Judy Aulich

Briefly, in December 2013, same-sex marriage was legalised in the Australian Capital Territory. Judy Aulich, a Canberra-based celebrant, performed 11 same sex marriage ceremonies in the five days it was legal. She tells that story to Farz Edraki.

Produced by Farz Edraki

Music Credits: ‘Love is in the Air’ by John Paul Young, ‘I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do’ by ABBA, ‘Lovefool’ by Cardigans, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ by Dusty Springfield, ‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis Presley, ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’ by Nina Simone

The Parliamentary Friendship Group

Kate Doak is a political junkie, and wasn’t surprised by anything that happened in Canberra- until finding out about a curiously-named ‘parliamentary friendship group’ including politicians across the spectrum.

They have joined forces to help sex and gender diverse Australians who are stuck in a rut because of inadequate medical benefits and inconsistent state and national laws.

Read the Diversity in Health report mentioned in Kate’s story here.

Produced by Kate Doak.

Music: ‘Planet Zero‘ and ‘Sunday morning‘ by Jahzzar; ’Folk jam’ by Ryan Shello.

 

The stories aired in this episode were first heard on #1406 These Women and #1309 What’s in a Name?

 

Features Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Michael Brydon and Pip Rasmussen 

Image Credit:  Elvert Barnes

 

 

#1406 These Women

Everyone can tell the story of an awesome woman. A mother, grandma, sister, friend, or teacher. This year International Women’s Day is celebrating women who inspire change, and today All the Best tells the stories of awesome women doing this in all sorts of ways. From a celebrant to a beekeeper, a journalist to young women sharing stories online, we look at the stories of Australian women.

Judy Aulich

Briefly, in December 2013, same-sex marriage was legalised in the Australian Capital Territory. Judy Aulich, a Canberra-based celebrant, performed 11 same sex marriage ceremonies in the five days it was legal. She tells that story to Farz Edraki, as well as some of the stranger weddings she’s performed in her time as a celebrant.

Produced by Farz Edraki

Music Credits: ‘Love is in the Air’ by John Paul Young, ‘I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do’ by ABBA, ‘Lovefool’ by Cardigans, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ by Dusty Springfield, ‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis Presley, ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’ by Nina Simone

Creating Feminism

Feminism can sometimes seem like an exclusive club. Josie Wright looks at the ways that young women are making feminism more accessible, through creating, writing, and making.

Produced by Josie Wright

Uh huh honey

Melbourne City Rooftop Honey is a coalition of beekeepers who are introducing honeybees to the city in an effort to protect them from the ravages of disease and human habitation. Their honey is used and sold in restaurants across Melbourne. Vanessa showed us some of their hives nestled high above Federation Square in the CBD.

Produced by Leona Hameed

Music Credits: ‘Yeezus’ by Kanye West, ‘Sweet Nothings’ by Brenda Lee, ‘It’s Dope’ by J Dilla, ‘Slow Like Honey’ by Slow Like Honey, ‘The Birds and the Bees’ by Dean Martin

Woman to Woman

The next woman you’re going to hear from received a letter last year. She opened it standing in her kitchen, in the semi-darkness, after a long day of work. Joanne McCarthy, is journalist with the Newcastle Herald, a newspaper in the Hunter region on the New South Wales central coast. The letter was from another Australian woman, and it’s already become a celebrated part of Australian political history.

Produced by Jacqueline Breen

Presenters: Michaela Morgan and Michael Brydon 

Community Coordinator: Pip Rasmussen

Executive Producers: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan

Image Credit: Rebecca O’Callaghan

#1343 At Your Service

Psychopathic bosses, jobs from hell, call centre nightmares…

Welcome to ‘At Your Service’.

 

Fred/ Jack 

For many of us, we think about ways that we could make improvements to our little corner of the world.   This is a story about a real council in Sydney, a real swimming pool and one man’s quest to take on the “big guys” and shake things up in his area.  After 18 months of campaigning and over 100 letters, Jack shares his story.

Writer: James Tsonis & Courtney Payne

Producer & Sound Designer:  Courtney Payne

Supervising Producer:  Merran Winchester

Voice Actors: Janice Baker & Bill Baker & James Tsonis

Music Credits:  After You’ve Gone by St Louis Swing Band, Honeysuckle Rose by Django Reinhardt

 

Go-Pher It!

After sweating away at her Law degree for 5 years, Farz Edraki answered an ad to join a law firm and begin her new career.   However, the job didn’t quite live up to her expectations.

Producer:  Farz Edraki

Supervising Producer:  Merran Winchester

Voice Actors:  Adelaide Rief & Paul Rands
Music credits: Wha’d Ja Do To Me by The Boswell Sisters

 

Jobs from Hell

Who would have thought astronomy was a dangerous job? Or that you were risking your life in computer support?  This is the story of how a glamorous job turned into a nightmare with a boss who was a psychopath.

Producer:  Ian Woolf

Supervising Producer:  Kate Montague

Sound Design:  Ian Woolf & Bryce Halliday

Original Composition:  Bryce Halliday

 

Picture Credit:  Ian Woolf

Music Credit:  Wherever We Go by Blue Canoe Records

 

Production Manager:  Carly-Ann Keneally

Executive Producer’s:  Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez

Feature’s Executive Producer:  Merran Winchester