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James Kirby Managing Editor of The Eureka Report gives his analysis on what you should do for the best investment returns. He weighs up the pros and cons of investing in property or stocks and shares. Find out his take on what you should do with your money by listening to his chat with Hilary. Please rememeber this advice is always general in nature and you should seek independent professional advice on all things to do with finance. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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It seems the winter cold as it not just affecting Melbourne's human population. Our dogs are feeling the chill as well. Red talks to Kate Hoelter from the Lost Dogs Home about their campaign for donations to keep all their resident pooches warm over winter. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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According to a new study ballet dancers are at greater risk of injury than other athletes. Red, being a former professional dancer, reckons that's pretty obvious. Christina Ekegren is a pyshiotherapist and Phd candidtate at Monash University and says that the physical toll on younger dancers can cause problems for life. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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Missed the Saturday finance section? Here's another chance to hear Remo Greco from Calibre Investments talk to Hilary Harper about how to build your investment portfolio. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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Do you know someone on the paleo diet or sipping salt water with lemon juice every morning? Well Kiran Groom, Programs Coordinator at the Royal Institute, Australia gives her take on he science behind diets such as the Paleo and the Atkins. ( a quick preview: diets that promise a miracle weight loss don't come up well scienctifically!) Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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Three year 9 boys from Keilor East are taking place in a national competition to build a working replica of a formula one car. Hear Libbi talk with them on Sunday School about how despite their youth they are taking on the world. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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Charles Waterstreet is a lawyer, writer and film maker and safe to say a bit of a character. Hear him talk about his beginnings in Albury, creating the character of Rake with Richard Roxbrugh and living hand to mouth, still at the age of well, let's say '39 '. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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The Reverend Lachlan Thompson is a busy man. During the week he assists students at RMIT with aeronautical engineering mainly to do with rocketry. And at the weekend he is the rector for the anglican community in Ferntree Gully. Hear him talk about balancing his faith and his profound scienctifc unders. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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Prize winning, American science writer Gary Taubes talks to Libbi Gorr about how food manufacturers confuse research about weight loss. He has been controversial because of his suport for the so-called Atkins diet but he believes that major food businesses intentionally flood the world with unhelpful research work on obesity. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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Want to know the Reality behind the unabashed and deliciously trashy docusoap REAL LIFE HOUSEWIVES of MELBOURNE? Scott Dunlop is the creator of the entire RLH Franchise – a guilty pleasure TV hit across the world . Here, he shares with you how he created it, the shows aims, and - surprise – the kind of people who are dedicated watchers. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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Sarah Robinson is a wealth manager with Macquarie Private Wealth. She joined Hilary to do a share market update. According to Sarah '2013 was a year of strongly positive returns from Australian shares, as it was for developed share markets globally. We expect 2014 to be another positive year, however for this to happen we now need to see company earnings rise for share prices to go up further.' You can listen to their conversation again below. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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What is a digital writers festival? Well it's an event happening online from the 13th to the 24th of February involving writers from all over the world. To explain, hear artist and writer Matt Blackwood talk about the event and how Melbourne is linked in with numerous other literary cities all over the world Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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Building a community garden can bring suburbs, towns or even hamlets together, especially after periods of trauma such as Black Saturday. Elaine Shallue is Project Manager for the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and she's helped to create a manual on how to build your own Community Garden. For more info or to download the manual visit www.hmstrust.org.au Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at ABC Victoria
Richard O'Brien, creator of the Rocky Horror Show is celebrating the musical's 40th anniversary. Listen how he created timeless songs in under an hour in a tiny flat in London and how Australians have influenced his work in those 40 years. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at ABC Victoria
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Shaun Tan gets quite a reaction when he comes on 774 ABC Melbourne. He won an Academy Award for The Lost Thing, a 2011 animated film adaptation of a 2000 picture book he wrote and illustrated, so the interest is perfectly understandable. And his new book 'The Rules Of Summer' is out soon so he talked to Lindy about the process of drawing and about always being the shortest kid in the class. Download audio Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at ABC Victoria
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Download audio Dr Karen Gaunson has a very interesting job, she's a Melbourne based psychiatrist specialising in the treatment of infants and children. In this wide ranging interview as part of Bill and Di's Radio Adventure, she talks about how to predict mental health issues in pre-natal children, how even newborns can suffer from depression and her take on controlled crying when trying to settle babies. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at ABC Victoria
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Click here to listen to the podcast. As Richard's away this week's podcast is dedicated his brave fight against, well his own stuff. Richard is moving house. So to cheer him and you up we have some excellent live Calypso from Nicky Bomba's Bustamento, an interview with Professor Mark Kendall, inventor of the nano patch which may replace needles for vaccines. Plus we speak to a modern day Melbourne suburban wrestler, Krackerjack! Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Click here to listen to the podcast We were honoured this week to speak to two of America's best loved children's educators, Elmo and Cookie Monster We also talk Nice with Myf Warhurst, why we need to be less harsh on obese people at risk from diabetes and a dangerous lemon tree. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Click here to download the podcast We are back finally with a regular podcast after a Napoleon themed hiatus. Bojana Novakovic talks about her film The King Is Dead, why wearing a bra to bed is no good and how a daily routine on set works. *SIGH* The sight of Craig Emerson dancing and singing to 'Horror Movie' the Skyhooks reminded us of that awful, cringeworthy moment of unspeakable awkwardness. When your Dad gets up to dance. Plus live blues from Shaun Kirk, a talk about post natal depression and a dog called Carnage. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Richard has a chat with Aussie sailing champion, Krystal Weir, before she makes her way to the London Olympics on July first. Krystal Weirs love for sailing was sparked when she started sailing at 11-years-old at the Elwood Sailing Club. Growing up and sailing in Melbourne, Krystal has dealt with every sailing enthusiast worst enemy; last minute changes to weather conditions! She tells Richard about the amount of strength and focus the sport requires. Download the audio file Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Richard has a chat with Aussie sailing champion, Krystal Weir, before she makes her way to the London Olympics on July first. Krystal Weirs love for sailing was sparked when she started sailing at 11-years-old at the Elwood Sailing Club. Growing up and sailing in Melbourne, Krystal has dealt with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at My Blog
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The celebrations surrounding the Queens Diamond Jubilee have provided a perfect landscape for Susanna De Vries to release her latest book, Royal Mistresses Of The House of Hanover-Windsor, which explores the history of the Royal Family’s mistresses. Susan began the book in the UK, where her husband worked as a psychologist who saw some members of the Royal Family. It was with this insight that she began her research into the fascinating and sometimes warped ways of the Royal Family and their numerous lovers. From insecure mother’s sons who sought love from numerous beautiful and intelligent women to darker stories.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Libbi Gorr is joined by the new Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis. Davis explains the art of communicating of a piece of music through the hands and delves into his love for all things Strauss. Sir Andrew starts his four-year occupancy with the MSO, early 2013 at the newly renovated Hamer Hall. Download the audio file Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Click here to listen to the podcast Mark Anthony is heading off to his second Olympics as part of the Australian judo team. As part of his training he's been with the Japanese riot police The Popes, who play a live track, are an Irish rock band based in London who were Shane McGowan of The Pogues backing band. And as we discover Americans are more likely to die because of their furniture than due to a terror attack, we ask what fear, however unlikely plagues you? Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at ABC Victoria
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Knowing what to do after school can be hard. Guiding those leaving school can be even harder. Richard Stubbs spoke with Heather McAllister, a philosophical counsellor, who specialises in life-direction guidance for teenagers and adults. She's just released a book called "Who you are is what you do." Download the audio file Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at ABC Victoria