Archives
March 2007

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

Week beginning Monday 05 March

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
Aspects of Ageing - Making your Will

A short program on making early plans for your retirement, including some handy hints on making a will, then getting on to enjoy this next stage of your life - the word retirement seems less appropriate these days!

A Learning Society
An e-learning project in Ballarat

Tony Ryan speaks with Ben Brown and Lyn Brownbill from BRACE - an adult education provider in the Ballarat region of Victoria - about an innovative project to assist people experiencing any form of isolation to continue their learning using online materials.

Audio (MP3) - To hear the interview in full, click here

Social History
Meet Aldo Pratali - Part 1

From an extended oral history interview with Aldo Pratali. Over seven weeks in March and April, reflections on his early life in Italy during World War 2, and his life in Australia for almost sixty years. Produced with assistance from the West Torrens Historical Society in Adelaide.

Audio (MP3) - To hear the interview in full, click here

Week beginning Monday 12 March

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
From old bush school to a vibrant community telecentre

The people in the rural South Australian town of yorktown have transformed the old school into a telecentre for the whole community.

A Learning Society
Evaluating a Mentoring Project

Dr Beverley Jane from Monash University and Dr Eleanor Peeler from the University of Melbourne reflect on a mentoring project to assist disadvantaged people in the Mornington Peninsula area of Victoria and how such a project is evaluated.

Social History
Meet Aldo Pratali - Part 2

From an extended oral history interview with Aldo Pratali. Over seven weeks in March and April, reflections on his early life in Italy during World War 2, and his life in Australia for almost sixty years. Produced with assistance from the West Torrens Historical Society in Adelaide.

Week beginning Monday 19 March

Social History
Bushrangers and Airmen

Most small towns in Australia have some hidden treasures - often to be found in small galleries or in side street museums. An incredible series of paintings by former SA police officer Frank Harding are to be found in a small gallery in Renmark in SA's Riverland. We get a guided tour of his works ranging from the Kelly gang through to a series of Second World War aircraft.

Media, Film and Technology
Film Reviews

Film critic John McGowan is back with some further information on some current films. If you miss his review on air, see and hear this review and many others over the past 18 months on the Learning Works website - www.learningworksradio.com

Audio (MP3) - To hear the interview in full, click here

Social History
Meet Aldo Pratali (3)

From an extended oral history interview with Aldo Pratali. Over seven weeks in March and April, reflections on his early life in Italy during World War 2, and his life in Australia for almost sixty years. Produced with assistance from the West Torrens Historical Society in Adelaide.

Week beginning Monday 26 March

Literature Language and Music
Hamlet - still going strong after 400 years

Why is this Shakespearean play still so popular with general audiences and with students? To find out, Tony Ryan interviews actor Sean Taylor who plays Claudius in the current production of Hamlet by the South Australian Theatre Company, and to Alastair Nimmo who teaches Hamlet to senior students in Adelaide.

Audio (MP3) - To hear the interview in full, click here

Social History
Meet Aldo Pratali (4)

From an extended oral history interview with Aldo Pratali. Over seven weeks in March and April, reflections on his early life in Italy during World War 2, and his life in Australia for almost sixty years. Produced with assistance from the West Torrens Historical Society in Adelaide.



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