Archives
September 2007

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

Monday 03 September / Friday 07 September

A Learning Society
Adult Learners’ Week – An Interview with the Minister

PBA FM’s Tony Ryan speaks with the Honourable Paul Caica MP, South Australia’s Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education, about lifelong learning, in the context of Adult Learners’ Week – celebrated nationally this week to 08 September 2007.

Social History
Simply the Best - Women in the Records

In early October, the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library at the University of South Australia will host Simply the Best 2 – the second conference exploring women in the records. Jenni Jeremy from the University of South Australia presents this commentary on the importance of women’s stories in our archives, museums, libraries and galleries.

Factsheet: Jenni Jeremy on the importance of women's stories
Factsheet: Reflections on women in the records by Tony Ryan
Audiofile

A Learning Society
Celebrating Adult Learners’ Week

On Friday 7 September, come along to Rundle Mall and join in celebrating Adult Learners’ Week in the Mall of Learning, a variety of performances, information booths and events to participate in. Gill McFadyen from the Community and Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association outlines some of these events in Rundle Mall this Friday. And Jim Binder from the Jack Young Centre at Salisbury outlines how one organization will celebrate Learn@Work Day during Adult Learners’ Week.

Monday 10 September / Friday 14 September

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
Eating Disorders

We’ve all seen on TV those very thin Hollywood celebrities or young women on the fashion catwalks. PBA FM’s Tony Ryan speaks with Chris Martin, family therapist and member of the Eating Disorders Unit at Flinders Medical Centre, about young people – these days, young men as well as young women - who experience an eating disorder.

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

A Learning Society
Glenna’s Story – Part 1

Once upon a time, retiring often meant that there was not much more of interest to look forward to in our lives. For many people these days, that is not so. In Learning Works today, we meet Glenna Lear who, after many years giving her priority to her farmer husband and to her four children, is now living her dream of returning to university, where she will very soon graduate with a PhD in Adult Education, having dipped out of university as a young person in her late teens. Part 2 of Glenna’s story in our program next week.

Online resources: Audiofile

Monday 17 September / Friday 21 September

A Learning Society
Glenna’s Story – Part 2

Once upon a time, retiring often meant that there was not much more of interest to look forward to in our lives. For many people these days, that is not so. In Learning Works today, the final part of an extended interview with Glenna Lear who, after many years giving her priority to her farmer husband and to her four children, is now living her dream of returning to university, where she will very soon graduate with a PhD in Adult Education, having dipped out of university as a young person in her late teens. Her study is on learning in retirement in her area – the lower Eyre Peninsula in SA.

Online resources: Audiofile

Social History
The Ford Discovery Centre

From our Learning Works archives, we re-visit Geelong, and find out about some of the early days of motor vehicle construction in Australia, with Director of the Ford Discovery Centre, Mike Trickey. The final part of this extended tour will be played in Learning Works in a few weeks’ time.

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
Active Ageing Week

Coming up in early October is Active Ageing Week. PBA FM’s Tony Ryan speaks with Marisa Ellks, CEO of Active Ageing in SA, about some of the issues around active ageing, and some of the events planned for Active Ageing Week in and around Adelaide.

Monday 24 September / Friday 28 September

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
“Why wouldn’t you feel happy coming here?”
Volunteering in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Retirement and then a serious illness have not prevented our guest today from finding deep fulfillment as a volunteer guide at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Find out about the work of volunteers in this beautiful setting in the heart of Adelaide, as Tony Ryan takes a tour with volunteer guide Laine Langridge, whose doctor had said “Find something to bring joy into your life” as part of the process of recovering from illness. We also hear from Katrina Nietscke, Manager of Public Programs and Community Education at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It’s just on 150 years ago that the Adelaide Botanic Gardens were established, so this repeat broadcast is timed to commemorate that event, and the treasure that is right in the heart of our city.

Tony Ryan
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