Archives
June 2008

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

Monday 2 June 2008 / Friday 6 June 2008

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
My Gambling Story – Part 1

The first of six short programs on aspects of problem gambling, and the people who have to face these issues – not just the person engaging in problem gambling behaviours, but also others who are affected, including family members, friends and fellow workers. Produced at PBA FM with funding from the Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund, and with the assistance of the Office for Problem Gambling, the South Australian Department for Families and Communities. First broadcast in October 2007. Online resources: Audio File Study Guide

Francisco BenEducation and Schools
Teaching Physics Today

Francisco Ben is a PhD student at The University of Adelaide – his research interests are in the teaching of physics and also in the perceptions of students about Physics. Recently PBA FM’s Tony Ryan met Francisco Ben at Wilderness School in Adelaide and recorded this extended interview for Learning Works. Download audio file

 

Monday 9 June 2008 / Friday 13 June 2008

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
My Gambling Story – Part 2

The second of six short programs on aspects of problem gambling, and the people who have to face these issues – not just the person engaging in problem gambling behaviours, but also others who are affected, including family members, friends and fellow workers. This week, Maryanne’s story. My Gambling Story is produced at PBA FM with funding from the Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund, and with the assistance of the Office for Problem Gambling, the South Australian Department for Families and Communities. First broadcast October 2007.

Online resources: Audio File Study Guide

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
Conflict at work and at home - It can be very good for you!

So what is conflict? And is it just a bad thing? Associate Professor Dale Bagshaw from the University of South Australia sees conflict as good for us, providing we know how to handle conflict, and work towards the resolution of conflict. And yes, peace at any price at home, is just not good for anyone. Today, we explore the place of conflict in our lives - at home, at work, in our neighbourhood and in our world. First broadcast May 2006.

Online resources: Audio File

Monday 16 June 2008 / Friday 20 June 2008

Arts Literature and Music
Grammar Gremlins – Part 3

In this, the final in our short series on some aspects of the English Language, Dr Isobel Grave from the School of International Studies at the University of South Australia demystifies some of the difficulties in current English usage.

Online resources: Audio File

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
My Gambling Story – Part 3

This series of six short programs looks at aspects of problem gambling, and the people who have to face these issues – not just the person engaging in problem gambling behaviours, but also others who are affected, including family members, friends and fellow workers. This week, Sylvia’s story. My Gambling Story is produced at PBA FM with funding from the Gamblers’ Rehabilitation Fund, and with the assistance of the Office for Problem Gambling, the South Australian Department for Families and Communities.

Salisbury library staffArts Literature and Music
A Good Read - The Marsh Birds, by Eva Sallis (Allen and Unwin)

Staff from the Salisbury Library Service, preparing for
their contributions to A Good Read. Wendy Abraham is at the left of this photograph.


Wendy Abraham, Collections Team Leader at the Salisbury Library Service writes: “I decided to read The Marsh Birds by Eva Sallis as it is the title chosen for this years One Book One Salisbury program, a Salisbury Library Service initiative. One Book One Salisbury is like a city wide book club where every resident is encouraged to read the same book during the months of June through to August. Talking about books with friends, family and neighbours makes for an interesting reading experience and is something that I enjoy”. The Learning Works team hopes that this book review will encourage our listeners to get hold of a copy and have a good read, as part of the One Book One Salisbury initiative.

Online resources: Audio File Study Guide

Monday 23 June 2008 / Friday 27 June 2008

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
My Gambling Story – Part 4

This new series looks at aspects of problem gambling, and the people who have to face these issues – not just the person engaging in problem gambling behaviours, but also others who are affected, including family members, friends and fellow workers. This week, we hear Ron’s story. My Gambling Story is produced at PBA FM with funding from the Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund, and with the assistance of the Office for Problem Gambling, the South Australian Department for Families and Communities.

A Learning Society
Adult Learners’ Week Art Competition

Louise JohnstonIn Learning Works this week, meet Louise Johnston, a visual artist in the Ranges are of the Adelaide Hills, close to McLaren Vale, and winner of the 2007 Adult Learners’ Week Art Competition. Louise takes Learning Works’ producer Tony Ryan around her home and talks about her visual art in various styles. Again in 2008, during the lead-up to Adult Learners’ Week, there will be an exhibition of selected works by visual artists, in the National Wine Centre at The University of Adelaide, from 7 August to 8 September. Applications are now open for the 2008 Adult Learners’ Week Art Competition, and close on 18 July.

Online Resources: Audio File

Monday 30 June 2008 / Friday 4 July 2008

A Learning Society
A Skills Strategy for South Australia’s Future

Brian Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Department of Further Education Employment Science and Technology, speaks with Tony Ryan about the importance of delivering improved vocational education and training outcomes for South Australia, through “A Skills Strategy for South Australia’s Future”, an initiative designed to ensure that the States’ training needs continue to be met well into the future.
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Online resources: Audio File

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
My Gambling Story – Part 5

This series of six short programs looks at aspects of problem gambling, and the people who have to face these issues – not just the person engaging in problem gambling behaviours, but also others who are affected, including family members, friends and fellow workers. This week, Jo’s story. My Gambling Story is produced at PBA FM with funding from the Gamblers’ Rehabilitation Fund, and with the assistance of the Office for Problem Gambling, the South Australian Department for Families and Communities. First broadcast in October 2007.

Cinema
Hollywood comes to Adelaide

Learning Works’ regular film reviewer John J McGowan takes a different tack this week. John has directed many short films, including documentary and educational films and TV programs. But recently, he had his first experience as an “extra” in a Hollywood feature film being made right here in Adelaide. An interesting look “behind the scenes” during the shooting of a feature movie.

Online resources: Audio File
Online resources: Transcript

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