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Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

ABC Radio

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Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

ABC Radio

20
Followers
49
Plays
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Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.

Latest Episodes

Fast Money

Mark Brandi is desperate to escape the drudgery of his day job. He has dreams of becoming a writer, and he hangs his hopes on success on a TV game show. With the eyes of Eddie McGuire, and a full studio audience, boring into him, it all comes down to one final question.

15 min9 h ago
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Fast Money

Meaningful travel

Has the pandemic made you consider a more meaningful travel experience, when you finally get to go? Perhaps a life-changing event such as illness or divorce has prompted a trip that was transformative for you.

14 min10 h ago
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Meaningful travel

Escaping school heat traps

New research has revealed surfaces such as unshaded asphalt and artificial grass recorded surface temperatures of more than 60 degrees Celsius during days of extreme heat at a Sydney public school last year. So what's the key to reducing hot spots in the playground?

19 min10 h ago
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Escaping school heat traps

Remembering the Sydney 2000 Paralympics

It's 20 years now since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, but what are your memories, of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic games? Emma Myers is this year's ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship recipient. She speaks to people who were at those games in 2000 to find out what legacy they left.

6 min1 d ago
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Remembering the Sydney 2000 Paralympics

Talkback — easing out of COVID-19 restrictions

As Victorians navigate their way out of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, public opinion around the country has been divided about the severity of the lockdown. What's the best way forward for living with COVID-19 here in Australia?

41 min1 d ago
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Talkback — easing out of COVID-19 restrictions

Weekend Life Matters: music vs dementia, bushwalking as dollar spinner, Life in 500 Words, from Qantas to grain harvester

Music therapy for dementia patients can be powerful, however there must be safeguards. Bushwalking used to be a health pursuit. Now it's a multi million dollar tourism strategy. Fuzzy Trojan takes on his state government landlord, what superannuation reform means for us, and a stood down Qantas pilot finds new work on a farming machine.

53 min3 d ago
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Weekend Life Matters: music vs dementia, bushwalking as dollar spinner, Life in 500 Words, from Qantas to grain harvester

Too Hard Basket: the doctor's appointment on speaker phone in your local cafe

You and other customers in a cafe were distracted in your enjoyment of coffee, quiet conversation and reading by an older woman who was apparently a newcomer to the smartphone. She called her doctor's surgery and all was heard as she had it on speakerphone and at full volume. You're sure the woman didn't realise her medical consultation was being broadcast to all and sundry.

12 min4 d ago
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Too Hard Basket: the doctor's appointment on speaker phone in your local cafe

How to rate muesli

Sydney-based food writer and former underground muesli dealer Nick Jordan was stuck at home in lockdown when he decided to give himself a challenge. To overcome his boredom, he would review Australian muesli. Nick explains what you should you look for in this humble bowl of cereal.

11 min4 d ago
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How to rate muesli

The night that changed Ronni Kahn's life

Sometimes your life purpose is hiding in plain sight. Ronni Kahn identified a big problem with leftover, wasted food in her event business. Then one night, her strong sense of social justice led her to do something about it, and Oz Harvest was born.

25 min4 d ago
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The night that changed Ronni Kahn's life

More Indigenous-led childcare centres could help close the gap

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are more likely to start school developmentally behind other children in their age group and experts say this is because they are less likely to have spent time in early childhood education centres. But having more childcare centres run by Indigenous community members could help turn things around.

17 min5 d ago
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More Indigenous-led childcare centres could help close the gap

Latest Episodes

Fast Money

Mark Brandi is desperate to escape the drudgery of his day job. He has dreams of becoming a writer, and he hangs his hopes on success on a TV game show. With the eyes of Eddie McGuire, and a full studio audience, boring into him, it all comes down to one final question.

15 min9 h ago
Comments
Fast Money

Meaningful travel

Has the pandemic made you consider a more meaningful travel experience, when you finally get to go? Perhaps a life-changing event such as illness or divorce has prompted a trip that was transformative for you.

14 min10 h ago
Comments
Meaningful travel

Escaping school heat traps

New research has revealed surfaces such as unshaded asphalt and artificial grass recorded surface temperatures of more than 60 degrees Celsius during days of extreme heat at a Sydney public school last year. So what's the key to reducing hot spots in the playground?

19 min10 h ago
Comments
Escaping school heat traps

Remembering the Sydney 2000 Paralympics

It's 20 years now since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, but what are your memories, of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic games? Emma Myers is this year's ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship recipient. She speaks to people who were at those games in 2000 to find out what legacy they left.

6 min1 d ago
Comments
Remembering the Sydney 2000 Paralympics

Talkback — easing out of COVID-19 restrictions

As Victorians navigate their way out of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, public opinion around the country has been divided about the severity of the lockdown. What's the best way forward for living with COVID-19 here in Australia?

41 min1 d ago
Comments
Talkback — easing out of COVID-19 restrictions

Weekend Life Matters: music vs dementia, bushwalking as dollar spinner, Life in 500 Words, from Qantas to grain harvester

Music therapy for dementia patients can be powerful, however there must be safeguards. Bushwalking used to be a health pursuit. Now it's a multi million dollar tourism strategy. Fuzzy Trojan takes on his state government landlord, what superannuation reform means for us, and a stood down Qantas pilot finds new work on a farming machine.

53 min3 d ago
Comments
Weekend Life Matters: music vs dementia, bushwalking as dollar spinner, Life in 500 Words, from Qantas to grain harvester

Too Hard Basket: the doctor's appointment on speaker phone in your local cafe

You and other customers in a cafe were distracted in your enjoyment of coffee, quiet conversation and reading by an older woman who was apparently a newcomer to the smartphone. She called her doctor's surgery and all was heard as she had it on speakerphone and at full volume. You're sure the woman didn't realise her medical consultation was being broadcast to all and sundry.

12 min4 d ago
Comments
Too Hard Basket: the doctor's appointment on speaker phone in your local cafe

How to rate muesli

Sydney-based food writer and former underground muesli dealer Nick Jordan was stuck at home in lockdown when he decided to give himself a challenge. To overcome his boredom, he would review Australian muesli. Nick explains what you should you look for in this humble bowl of cereal.

11 min4 d ago
Comments
How to rate muesli

The night that changed Ronni Kahn's life

Sometimes your life purpose is hiding in plain sight. Ronni Kahn identified a big problem with leftover, wasted food in her event business. Then one night, her strong sense of social justice led her to do something about it, and Oz Harvest was born.

25 min4 d ago
Comments
The night that changed Ronni Kahn's life

More Indigenous-led childcare centres could help close the gap

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are more likely to start school developmentally behind other children in their age group and experts say this is because they are less likely to have spent time in early childhood education centres. But having more childcare centres run by Indigenous community members could help turn things around.

17 min5 d ago
Comments
More Indigenous-led childcare centres could help close the gap
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