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Oct 26, 2017

On 11 November, Arts House will transform the North Melbourne Town Hall into an Emergency Relief Centre. The project is called Refuge, and we're joined by Arts House producer Tara Prowse to discuss this collaboration between artists, emergency services and the public. The theme of Refuge this year is heat waves, and to...


Oct 19, 2017

We speak with Daryl Taylor, a survivor of the 2009 Black Saturday fires in Kinglake. In 2009 when that enormous tragedy hit, Daryl already had over a decade’s experience in community and organisational development roles. And since that day in February he has been involved on many informal and formal community based...


Oct 10, 2017

Steve Keen is professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London. He’s credited with being one of the few economists who warned of the Global Financial Crisis and his books include 2001’s Debunking Economics and his just published Can We Avoid Another Financial...


Oct 3, 2017

We chat with Katherine Wilson, author of Tinkering: Australians Reinvent DIY Culture. She says "home-based tinkering — the everyday commitment to material problem-solving — is emerging as a legitimate vocation, in ways we haven’t seen since pre-industrial times." We talk about the joys of pulling things apart and...


Sep 26, 2017

Our guest this episode believes there is a third way which challenges the dichotomous view that when it comes to forestry, one ought to be either a conservationist or profiteer. Rowan Reid is a scientist and himself a farmer and forester. He’s also been a Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Uni for 20 years, and is the...