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22 Apr 2014

Yes, folk-punk is a thing!

Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson, best known for his roles as Vyvyan from The Young Ones, Eddie from Bottom, and various other characters from The Comic Strip Presents, has hung up his slapstick, and replaced it with a [...]

Adrian Edmondson, best known for his roles as Vyvyan from The Young Ones, Eddie from Bottom, and various other characters from The Comic Strip Presents, has hung up his slapstick, and replaced it with a mandolin.

The former comedian now forms one third of folk-punk band, The Bad Shepherds, who are currently touring Australia.

Angus Randall spoke with Adrian ahead of his Adelaide show, and discussed his transition from comedy to music.

 

Produced by Sam Stoyel and Jennie Lenman

 

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21 Apr 2014

Laughter and love in Caleb Lewis’ “Death in Bowengabbie”

Bowengabbie

Bakehouse Theatre’s Peter Green and actor Elliot Howard joined Lisa for a chat about their upcoming production of “Death in Bowengabbie” which opens Thursday 24th April. A one-man-show written by Caleb Lewis, Peter and Elliot [...]

Bakehouse Theatre’s Peter Green and actor Elliot Howard joined Lisa for a chat about their upcoming production of “Death in Bowengabbie” which opens Thursday 24th April.

A one-man-show written by Caleb Lewis, Peter and Elliot discuss how they’ve approached bringing this award-winning piece to life and what lessons we can learn from this show about a man delving into his own past to guide his future.

Tickets are available from the Bakehouse Theatre website. While you’re there you can see what the rest of 2014 will look like on the Bakehouse stage.

Produced by Lisa Harper Campbell

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20 Apr 2014

Health group says Ranger uranium mine expansion is “too risky”

Ranger

Energy Resources Australia, the owner of  the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory, is proposing an underground expansion to the mine. The Public Health Association of Australia says that the expansion is too risky. [...]

Energy Resources Australia, the owner of  the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory, is proposing an underground expansion to the mine. The Public Health Association of Australia says that the expansion is too risky. They have made a submission to the mine’s Social Impact Assessment Process.

Des Lawrence spoke to Dr Michael Fonda of the Public Health Association about their concerns.

Further information;

Public Health Association of Australia submission to the mine’s Social Impact Assessment Process

Public Health Association of Australia nuclear industry policy

Environment Centre NT campaign page

Environment Centre NT and Australian Conservation Foundation submission to the Draft EIS Guidelines

 

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19 Apr 2014

North Adelaide Women’s Centre closure

Women's Health Centre

In an attempt to save $3 million annually, South Australia’s health services has announced it will be closing select youth and women’s centres around the city. A facility in North Adelaide which has acted as [...]

In an attempt to save $3 million annually, South Australia’s health services has announced it will be closing select youth and women’s centres around the city.

A facility in North Adelaide which has acted as a haven for the vulnerable for many years will be one of three centres closed, set to be replaced by an outreach service in July.

What will this mean for those who have used the service in the past and for women’s services going into the future?

Terese Edwards, CEO of the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children joined Maxine Winkley by phone to explain what the potential consequences could be.

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News & Events

Feature album

Richard Doesn’t Roll Around Much Anymore (2014)

Gemini Downs

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Gemini Downs are a six-piece indie-pop funsplosion of harmonies, horns and tap-dancing. Their new release deals with a range of topics – from the band’s heartfelt personal plea for marriage equality with the song "Will You Marry Me?" to "By Surprise", a song about singer Sean’s complete inability to pay his parking fines.