Archives
February 2006

Program summaries for Learning Works, and for selected programs, some additional resources for listeners to follow up on the program.

Week beginning Monday 6 February

Australian Society
Pooraka Farm Neighbourhood House Quilt

A group fo 65 people - men and women - have made a large quilt that hangs in the foyer of the Pooraka Farm Neighbourhood House in the Adelaide suburb of Pooraka - and far and wide, it's become the icon for this house with its many people from different backgrounds. And we also hear about the Big Bold Beautiful Bras project - undertaken at the Pooraka Farm Neighbourhood House as a breast cancer awareness initiative.

Website: http://cweb.salisbury.sa.gov.au/manifest/servlet/page?pg=541
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Media and Technology
Hollywood's First Australian – Part 1

So who was he? Or she? Nicole Kidman, or Russell Crowe? Maybe Peter Finch, or Errol Flynn? If you don't know, then hear a fascinating story about this Hollywood legend, born in Australia and still a legend in the USA, if not nowadays in Australia. Tony Ryan speaks with film director and writer John J McGowan. The final part of this interview will be heard in next week’s program.

Website: http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?isbn=0-7864-1994-6
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Music: The CD is called Artistry in Motion, featuring the Pembroke Chamber Singers, directed by Dr Kevin Cameron. For contact details, see www.pembroke.sa.edu.au

Week beginning Monday 13 February

IT Health checks
How healthy is your small business or small community organisation's IT system? Healthy? And safe too? Doug Jacquier, CEO of Community Information Strategies Australia, or CISA, talks about some of the pitfalls - and supports - for small organisations to protect their valuable data on computers.

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Hollywood's First Australian
The final part of this extended interview with film director and writer John J McGowan on Hollywood's First Australian. And a clue for you - as Hollywood's First Australian was born in the then very important railway town of Terowie in South Australia late in the nineteenth century, then maybe some of those silent era movies about speeding trains might give you a clue.

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Week beginning Monday 20 February

Media and Technology
Young people and new technology

In this program, young people and media. If you’re a parent or grandparent, wondering about young people and computers, electronic games, mobile phones and the internet, then stay tuned. Tony Ryan speaks to Barbara Biggins, Honorary CEO of Young Media Australia, and to Liz Handsley, National Vice President of Young Media Australia and Associate Professor of Law at Flinders University.

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For website of Young Media Australia, click here

Leisure and Sport
Kayaks today

Kayaks – and how they have changed over the past 40 years. No longer heavy, clumsy and unstable, today’s kayaks are much in demand not only for healthy family fun and recreation, but also by keen anglers in all kinds of waters. Tony Ryan reports from Perth.

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Week beginning Monday 27 February

Leisure and Sport
Australian mountaineer and expedition leader Duncan Chessell
Meet Duncan Chessell, a young man who has been climbing since 1988, first on the crags and in the gorges of Australia's National Parks and then on snowy hills around the world. One of only a handful of Australian mountaineers to have climbed Mt Everest, he has been guiding expeditions since 1994 and has climbed and guided on all seven continents.

His diverse skills (from technical radio and computer geek to hard alpine climbing and guiding!) give him what it takes be an expedition leader. In this extended interview with Tony Ryan, Duncan Chessell speaks of his experiences, and of the planning that is essential when climbing on Everest, on the Kokoda Trail or on the peaks of Antarctica.

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