This week on Uncommon Sense our host Amy Mullins speaks about politics, history and environmentalism, with some very interesting guests.

Regular guest Ben Eltham joins us to discuss the latest in federal politics and the WA election.

Sarah Brugler
, lawyer at Environmental Justice Australia, comes in to talk about the proposed reforms to Victoria's Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.

We meet the women behind the Invisible Farmer Project; Museums Victoria curator Catherine Forge and Fish Creek farmer Amelia Bright.

We then had a chat with film director Eoin Hahessy on his documentary, Michael, They've Shot Them, which details the impact of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising in Australia.

Direct download: Uncommon-Sense-20170314.mp3
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For our feature interview this week we have assistant curator of the NGA Lara Nicholls and artist Elizabeth Gower discussing the NGA's travelling exhibition Abstraction: Celebrating Australian Women Abstract Artists. Now showing at Geelong Gallery.

Direct download: Uncommon-Sense-20170307-Abstraction.mp3
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Four interesting interviews this week on Uncommon Sense, hosted by Amy Mullins.

We start the show as usual with a segment on federal politics with New Matilda's Ben Eltham.

Feminist writer Amy Gray talks with our Amy about the concept of 'self-care' being a radical act.

We have a chat with lawyer Alan Yang and Rebecca - the mother of transgender child Korra - about the legal barriers facing transgender kids seeking hormone therapy.

To finish the show we have assistant curator of the NGA Lara Nicholls and artist Elizabeth Gower discussing the NGA's travelling exhibition Abstraction: Celebrating Australian Women Abstract Artists. Now showing at Geelong Gallery.

Direct download: Uncommon-Sense-20170307.mp3
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This week's feature interview is with a musical guest - singer/songwriter Carus Thompson. Carus talks with Amy about his poignant new album Island, his stances on some social and political issues, and to top it all off performs some acoustic renditions of his music live in studio.

Direct download: Uncommon-Sense-02282017-Carus-Thompson.mp3
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This week on Uncommon Sense our host Amy Mullins speaks to four guests about politics, arts, music and environmentalism.

First up we had our regular politics segment with the wonderful Ben Eltham.

Dr. Clare Wright chatted with us about the real Lola Montez - the most infamous woman of the Gold Rush era.

We had a special intreview and musical performance by Carus Thompson live in studio, playing acoustic versions of songs on his new album.

To finish the show we talked on the phone with Professor David Lindenmayer AO from ANU, about the proposed Great Forest National Park in Victoria and the dire consequences of logging in the Central Highlands.

Direct download: Uncommon-Sense-02282017.mp3
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This week's feature interview is with former US Republican Congressman Bob Inglis who is the founder of RepublicEN.org. He has an in depth discussion with Amy on his conversion to climate action and his advocacy for a carbon tax in the US.

Direct download: Uncommon-Sense-02221017_-_Bob_Inglis.mp3
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This week on Uncommon Sense our presenter Amy Mullins conducts four interviews about politics, academia and history.

Ben Eltham starts the show with his regular segment on federal politics.

Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick comes in to discuss the centenary of the Russian revolution.

Former US Republican Congressman and the founder of RepublicEN.org Bob Inglis on his conversion to climate action and advocacy for a carbon tax in the US.

Social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley talks with Amy about her book Still Lucky: Why You Should Feel Optimistic About Australia and Its People.

Direct download: Uncommon-Sense-02221017.mp3
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Uncommon Sense - 14 February 2017 - John Pilger

This week's feature interview is with Director John Pilger, who comes in to talk with Amy about his recent documentary The Coming War On China, now screening at Cinema Nova.

Direct download: Uncommon-Sense-02142017-Pilger.mp3
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Uncommon Sense - 14 February 2017

This week's episode of Uncommon Sense sees our host Amy Mullins conduct four very interesting interviews on the subjects of arts, politics and academia.

Ben Eltham comes in for his usual segment on federal politics.

Author and academic Dr Cordelia Fine chats with Amy about her new book Testosterone Rex: Unmaking The Myths of Our Gendered Minds.

Director Aidan Fennessy and actor Peter Houghton of Red Stitch Theatre discuss their play about political corruption, The Ways Things Work.
 
John Pilger has an in depth discussion with Amy about his new documentary The Coming War On China.
Direct download: Uncommon-Sense-02142017.mp3
Category:Uncommon-Sense -- posted at: 12:39pm AEDT

Uncommon Sense - 7 February 2017 - Barry Dickins

This week's feature interview is with Barry Dickins, an Australian playwright and author. He joins Amy in the studio to chat with her about his new book - Last Words: The Hanging of Ronald Ryan - Unanswered Questions 50 Years On.

Direct download: Uncommon-Sense-02072017-Barry-Dickins.mp3
Category:Uncommon-Sense -- posted at: 10:56am AEDT



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