Archives
October 2006

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

Week beginning Monday 3 October

A Learning Society
Making sense of information literacy - with Mandy Lupton

In everyday life, and in the workplace, we all make use daily of information literacy. Tony Ryan speaks with Mandy Lupton, from Griffith University in Brisbane about information literacy.

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

Literature, Language and Music
Animate Quarterly - a project of the SA Writers Centre

Instead of sitting down to read the latest issue of your favourite quarterly journal or newsletter, how would you like to go along to a pleasant venue in Adelaide, and see and hear a range of feature interviews, poetry, short stories, and reviews, all while sitting, drink in hand, with others with an interest in writing. Well, the South Australian Writers Centre has come up with this very idea. Called Animate Quarterly, it’s an opportunity to hear rather than read their quarterly publication. Bel Schenk is the project officer and newsletter editor at the South Australian Writers Centre.

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

A Learning Society
In Conversation with Pru Goward - Part 2

In early September, the Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward addressed a seminar in Brisbane - organised by the Lifelong Learning Council of Queensland - on the topic Learning: It's a Journey, not a Destination. Today the focus is on her work in relation to sex discrimination and to discrimination on the basis of age - for older workers and also for younger workers too. This interview was recorded in Sydney on Monday 18 September, by Learning Works's Tony Ryan.

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

Week beginning Monday 10 October

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
Resilience Revisited - with Anne Deveson AO

"All too often, suicide represents a tragic consequence of failing to diagnose and treat serious mental illnesses. The theme for World Mental Health Day 2006 (Tuesday 10 October), Building Awareness - Reducing Risk: Mental Illness and Suicide, encourages the global mental health community to make reducing the risk of suicide among people with mental illnesses a high priority - recognising that, left untreated, mental illnesses can be fatal and thus they must be addressed as an issue of utmost importance" (From the website of the Mental Health Council of Australia)

In Learning Works this week, our guest is Anne Deveson AO, writer, documentary film maker and former head of the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Her films in Africa and SE Asia have won three UN Media Peace awards. Her book Tell Me I'm Here - about her son's struggles with schizophrenia - won the 1992 Human Rights award for non-fiction.

In this exclusive 30 minute interview with PBA FM's Tony Ryan, Anne Deveson speaks about Resilience, the topic of her 2003 book.

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

Week beginning Monday 16 October

A Learning Society
RAW - Real Adventure Women, with Jill Duffield

The program this week features two community organizations interstate – one in Brisbane and one in Canberra – both illustrating the importance of opportunities for adult learning in the community. In Brisbane, Tony Ryan speaks with Jill Duffield, Coordinator of the Real Adventure Women – or RAW – program for an organization in Brisbane with an unusual name – at least when you first hear it – but Communify Queensland is a name that makes sense in the context of community learning.

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

A Learning Society
Erindale - An Award-winning College in Canberra, with Bob LeFebvre

From Communify Queensland to Erindale College in Canberra – and their award-winning community education program. Tony Ryan visits Erindale College and speaks with the Manager of the Community Education Program, Bob Le Febvre about the range of programs on offer and the philosophy behind this award-winning community education venture.

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Week beginning Monday 23 October

A Learning Society
Rosewall Neighbourhood House and Community Shed, Geelong

This item features an interview with adult educator Barry Sproull and two of his colleagues who are actively involved in planning a Community Shed, to be built adjoining the Rosewall Neighbourhood House in surban Geelong. We also hear from Bev Brown, the coordinator of the Rosewall Neighbourhood House.

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

A Learning Society
Learning @ Work - Senator Ursula Stephens

We continue with our theme of learning at work, following on from the earlier programs on Learning Journeys in 2006 and Learn @ Work in 2005. NSW Senator Ursula Stephens has a long interest in workplace learning and lifelong learning.

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Week beginning Monday 30 October

Media and Technology
Film Reviews - The Devil Wears Prada / A Prairie Home Companion

Learning Works's regular film reviewer John J McGowan reviews two current movies starring award-winning actor Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada and A Prairie Home Companion.

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

A Learning Society
ArtUp! - at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre

During a recent visit to Canberra, Tony Ryan visited the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and joined Community Arts Officer Eulea Kiraly and a team of enthusiastic amateur actors preparing for a theatre performance in November.

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

Tony Ryan
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