Monday, 1 December 2014

Dr David Powter on Open Foundation and Mike Rabbitt remembers

Good morning. Jane Klein here for Dave today. In the show:
  • 11.15am: Dr David Powter, Deputy Director, Centre for English Language and Open Foundation Studies, University of Newcastle, talks about the Open Foundation program, a second chance at education
  • 11.35am: Mike Rabbitt, NBN Sportsdesk legend, is retiring in a couple of weeks and joins us with some memories

Monday, 10 November 2014

Scott Bevan; Dr Mitch Duncan; Sarah Adams; Prof. John Oconnor

Good morning. Today on the show:
  • 10.15am: ABC News 24 Presenter and author, Scott Bevan. His book Bill: The Life of William Dobell features interviews with Dobell's friends and locals
  • 10.45am: Dr Mitch Duncan, University of Newcastle School of Medicine and Public Health, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition. Mitch is one of the founders from the National 10,000 steps program
  • 11.15am: Compeer Hunter Coordinator, Sarah Adams, discusses the St Vincent de Paul special works initiative COMPEER – matching caring, trained volunteers from our community with people living with a diagnosed mental illness to meet once a week
  • 11.35am: Prof. John O'Connor, Head of Mathematics and Physical Studies at the University of Newcastle discusses pulsar detection of gravity waves

Monday, 3 November 2014

Jason McKeller; RSL Pipe Band; Making Charlestown more sustainable

Good morning. Jane here for Dave today:
  • 10.15am: Jason McKellar, RFS Manager, Hunter tells us how to prepare for fires
  • 11.15am: City Of Newcastle RSL Pipe Band Spokesman, Ailsa McKewen talks about the 90th Birthday Celebrations for the City of Newcastle RSL Pipe Band this Saturday at Wests, New Lambton from 6:30pm
  • 11.35am: Chelsey Zuiderwyck from Establishing The Greater Charlestown Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, has news of a special meeting in Kahibah Memorial Park on Sat Nov 08 from 3 - 4:30pm

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Cranky Handle Rally; Marine Rescue Open Day; BikeFest; Grainery Care Dance

Good morning. Today on the show:
  • 09.15am: Hunter Valley Vintage Farm Machinery Club Spokesman, Peter Draper. It's the 27th Annual Cranky Handle Rally this weekend at Maitland Rally Ground
  • 10.15am: Marine Rescue Newcastle, Spokesman Garry Sullivan. The Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie Open Day is on this Sunday, October 26th, from 7am – 2pm at Pelican Park
  • 11.15am: Hunter Prostate Cancer Alliance, Business Development Officer, Kim Simpson. The BikeFest fundraiser for HPCA on this weekend at Honeysuckle and features the Orica Mick Chapman Memorial Criterium , plus the Orica Community Challenge
  • 11.35am: The Grainery Care Spokesman, Paul Chapman talks about Grainery Care, a registered charity operating an Op Shop, Food Bank, Counselling Services, free meals, advocacy and support groups for everyday Australians in need

Monday, 8 September 2014

Digital receiver; Stroke Awareness Week; Airzooka

Good morning. Today on the show:
  • 10.45am: NBN Television Technical Director, Greg Williams. On September 10th, 2014 most viewers in Newcastle and surrounding areas will need to re-tune their digital receivers. Phone 1800 201 013
  • 11.15am: Dr Neil Spratt, John Hunter Hospital, Urologist, discusses National Stroke Awareness Week. Stroke is Australia's second biggest killer after coronary heart disease and a leading cause of disability
  • 11.35am: Prof John O'Connor talks about an experiment people can do at home – build a vortex cannon, sometimes known as an airzooka

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Opel Cards; Jaye Ford; Mark Widdup; Sonia Walkom Memorial Flower Festival

Good morning. Today on the show:
  • 09.15am: Sonia Hornery, Member For Wallsend and opposition spokeswoman for Hunter says the rollout of Opal cards is a disgrace. The Maitland Railway Cafe and the newsagent Beresfield Newspower are the only two places in this region where people can buy the new Opal transport cards
  • 09.35am: Jaye Ford, author of Beyond Fear (which won Best Debut Novel), Blood Secret and Scared Yet is back with her latest Already Dead
  • 11.15am: Mark Widdup, Director, Cooks Hill Galleries, shares some stories marking the galleries' 40th Anniversary
  • 11.35am: The 2014 Christ Church Cathedral Sonia Walkom Memorial Flower Festival is on this Friday to Monday

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Jim Jose; Aussie Pickers; Tim Roberts; Katie Porritt

Good morning. Today on the show:
  • 09.15am: Dr Jim Jose looks at state and federal politics
  • 10.45am: Adam McDonald and Lucas Callaghan, Aussie Pickers TV Show. Aussie Pickers will scour the Maitland Markets as part of its roadshow looking for collectibles and yarns for upcoming episodes
  • 11.15am: Prof Tim Roberts discusses bioenergy biochar and carbon into the soil
  • 11.35am: Katie Porritt, University Of Newcastle's External Relations Spokesman, discusses the 2014 Alumni Awards