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As you might have heard on the radio, Angela Catterns bought some snake poo. She reports from the frontline: I have a problem with possums. Maybe it’s because I live across the road from a park, maybe it’s because there are a couple of huge trees overhanging my backyard. They... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.... Time for some carols - and who better to sing them than some very talented members of the Sydney Childrens' Choir and Gondwana Voices. More than 300 young people from both choirs will be performing this Monday and Tuesday at Angel Place... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Monday was International Day for People with a Disability. Fortunately for breakfast, ABC employee Jessica Tattersall was able to join Adam in the studio in her official capacity as a "Don't Dis My Ability" Ambassador. Jessica has been working as an administrative assistant for the ABC for the last 6... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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In October, I visited the world’s second largest refugee camp, Dollo Ado population 170,000, on the Ethiopian / Somali Border. I returned inspired by the incredible people I met there, both the refugees and the aid workers helping them rebuild their lives. I’ve also been teaching myself guitar for a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Alexander III of Macedon, or Alexander the Great as he was better known, created one of the largest empires of the ancient world. He was undefeated in battle and is still today regarded as one of history’s most successful commanders. The Australian Museum is hosting an exhibition about his life... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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It's getting to that time of year when our puzzlemaster really wants to test out what you've learned. So bring on the super hard mind games. Download Super Pandemonion Easyish Download Easyish Super Pandemonion Solution And if that didn't do it for you... Download Super Pandemonion Hard Download Hard Super... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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As the original Wiggles do their farewell tour, the new line-up popped into 702 to talk about the brave new Wiggles era that starts next year. It's goodbye "Wake up Jeff" and hello "Wake up Lachlan". Check out this video of Adam's interview. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Rain is forecast this weekend people. Perfect weather for some indoor brain training. This week we have pandemonions in three sizes: Download Easy Mini V Pandemonion Download Easy Mini V Pandemonion Solution Download Medium Mini V Pandemonion Download Medium Mini V Pandemonion Solution Download Hard Mini V Pandemonion Download Hard... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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If haven't already got the lyrics to Never Gonna Give You Up rolling around in your head, you will shortly. Who could forget that 1987 hit featuring the very young Rick Astley singing and pulling some choice late 80s dance moves. These days Rick is older, wiser and making a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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It was your classic David versus Goliath battle when Bernie Banton took on asbestos manufacturer James Hardie. Like many who worked with asbestos Bernie contracted mesothelioma. He then fought to make James Hardie accountable for exposing thousands of their employees to asbestos dust. Bernie died of in 2007 but wife... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Have you been inspired by Rock Star Scientist's Brian Cox's inspiring words this week? Did it get your brain ticking over? Here's some food for your gray matter. Download Easy Cross Pandemonion Download Easy Cross Pandemonion Solution And if that's too easy, try this. Download Hard Cross Pandemonion Download Hard... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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When St Barnabas Church reopened its doors earlier this year after a 2006 fire, one crucial thing was missing: the billboard. The Broadway church had been posting thought-provoking messages since the 1920s. And in the 1970s, the pub across the road started responding, with their own messages on a footpath... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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He's a complicated character Shane Warne. These days he's often remembered more for his off-field antics than his bowling. Author and cricket tragic Gideon Haigh delved into the complex world the famous leg spinner in his new book "On Warne". He tells Adam Spencer that in person Warnie was actually... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Ever wondered why the sound of fingernails scratching a blackboard gives you the creeps? And did you know that snakes,octopus and squid can hear? These are just some of the amazing facts Seth Horowitz explains in his new book "The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind". Have a listen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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The vocabularium? It's a puzzle and it will keep you occupied for quite some time. Here's the easy one to warm you up. Download Easy Vocabularium Download Easy Vocabularium Solution Now for the hard stuff. Download Hard Vocabularium Download Hard Vocabularium Solution Thanks to Stephen Jones from Muddled Puzzles for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Congratulations to Jessica Tattersall who this year has been named as a "Don't Dis my Ability" Ambassador. Jessica works at the ABC and you'll often see her chatting to Adam Spencer around the 702 office. But not for the next few weeks. She's joining friends from Junction House on a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Unless you've been living under a rock, you would have heard of Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat Pray Love". It may not seem like the kind of book you'd find on Judith Lucy's bedside table. But she read it and even followed in Gilbert's footsteps travelling to Italy, India and Bali on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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If this week's Nobel Prize winners have inspired you, maybe it's time to stretch your own neck top computer. We have some pandemonions for you: Download Easy Pandemonion Download Easy Pandemonion Solution Download Hard Pandemonion Download Hard Pandemonion Solution Pandemonion Rules: Every row, column and cluster must contain the numbers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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If you were going to record an album with a symphony orchestra, which one would you choose? Australian songstress Sarah Blasko looked to her Bulgarian heritage for inspiration. She then travelled to the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra's hometown Sofia to record her new album "I awake". "It was sort of like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Eagles founding member Glenn Frey says even after so many years it's still a joy playing Hotel California every night. While in Sydney to promote his upcoming Opera House shows with the Sydney Symphony, Glenn sat down in the studio with Adam Spencer to talk all things from 70s long... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Adam's going to have some time on his hands when he heads to Ethiopia with the UNHCR this Sunday. Fortunately we have some puzzles, to pass those long hours travelling in a tin can in the sky. This week we've got some Katastrophians for you. Download Easier Katastrophion Download Easier... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Need a break from football fever? Try these? Download Easier Pandemonion Download Easier Pandemonion Solution And if that's too easy, try this: Download Harder Pandemonion Download Harder Pandemonion Solution Pandemonion Rules: Every row, column and cluster must contain the numbers 1 to 8. The green cluster is divided into eight... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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Bulldogs backrower Corey Payne is a busy man. He’s a University of Sydney Alumni Medal winner. In 2009 he set up the Future Direction Network to encourage young people in Western Sydney to go to university. He’s just been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research similar initiatives in Brazil, South... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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It was a sweet 26 point victory for the Sydney Swans on Friday night at Homebush. And Adam Spencer was there to watch Collingwood's 11 game winning streak against the Swans come to an end. No one could be more pleased than Swans coach John Longmire who Adam spoke to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at ABC New South Wales
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We can't help but be impressed by UK Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg's apology for reneging on his pre-election promise not to increase university tuition fees. The good people at the satirical Uk website The Poke took his speech and turned it into this rather impressive song - which is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at ABC New South Wales