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It’s not often you talk to someone whose love for what they do is so infectious that it draws you into their world and makes you want to be part of it. That was how I felt after speaking with Maestro Umberto Clerici - the world renowned cellist
Rising from impoverished beginnings in communist China, to international ballet dancer and author of best selling autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer, Li Cunxin has lived an enormous life on stages around the world. But as he tells us on this episo
Nearly two decades on from her meteoric rise to fame with her surprise Australian Idol win at just 16 years of age, Casey Donovan is enjoying a renaissance in her musical career. She’s on a national tour around Australia starring as Judy Bernly
Reviving Indigenous languages through song is the driving force for Rochelle Pitt-Watson’s music. Her Quandamooka and Meriam heritage underlie all of her songs, and she hopes that performing them brings some relief from the stresses of these po
This week on Streets of Your Town, we speak to renowned author and proud Wiradjuri woman Dr Anita Heiss, who is a special guest of the 60th Brisbane Writers Festival coming up in May.  It's a pivotal year for Anita, as its ten years since the o
I figured we all need some light and hope in the world right now, so I’m bringing Streets of Your Town to you from Daylesford in regional Victoria, where the Chill Out Festival takes over the town from March 10 to 14. Many of you will know plen
Karen Jacobsen's voice is familiar to the users of more than a billion devices worldwide, as the voice of Siri. But her movements in the past year are less well known than her voice, which has directed people to their destination through GPS de
While many people have heard of the Torres Strait Islands at the northern tip of Australia, not as many know the fascinating history and influence this archipelago paradise has played in Australia's history and future. From the tip of Cape York
Today we're going to North Stradbroke Island in the sparkling jewel that is Moreton Bay in Queensland’s south-east. It’s known as "Straddie" to some. But to the Quandamooka Aboriginal people, who have a connection to the island going back more
"Tucked away in the hustle and relentless movement of Cairns’ famous Rusty’s Markets on Sheridan Street, is a local institution. Billy’s coffee has its own loyal gathering of locals every market day, and behind the coffee machine coordinating t
This episode of Streets of Your Town straddles two continents on opposite sides of the world - Ireland and Australia.Where the wild Atlantic ocean whips the rocky cliffs of Ireland’s west coast, the people of the small county of Mayo are contem
Across the sparkling Trinity Inlet that separates Cairns from the southern beaches beyond, is a small Indigenous community that’s successfully renewed its sacred country from years of degradation, and is now on the cusp of great success.Manding
This week in Bundaberg, on Queensland’s central Coast, a small but significant ceremony started to turn a long history of exploitation and shame around. And we bring it to you on this episode of Streets of Your Town. Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempse
This week on Streets of Your Town we feature the extraordinary project, called Scattered People. The documentary was a six year labour of love, following two young Iranian asylum seekers navigating Australia’s immigration detention system, and
This week on Streets of Your Town we feature the extraordinary project, called Scattered People.The documentary was a six year labour of love, following two young Iranian asylum seekers navigating Australia’s immigration detention system, and t
In efforts to bring you a little lock down cheer and hope in the world, in this episode of Streets of Your Town we’ll meet a group of people who cook home made meals for the homeless, rain, hail, or pandemic shine."Dig In" hasn’t missed a singl
In efforts to bring you a little lock down cheer and hope in the world, in this episode of Streets of Your Town we’ll meet a group of people who cook home made meals for the homeless, rain, hail, or pandemic shine. "Dig In" hasn’t missed a sin
It’s a giant grass that many Australians would be familiar with seeing, but not so familiar with eating.When properly prepared, Bamboo is nutrient-rich, and is in fact a staple of many Asian country’s diets.Big Heart Bamboo founder, farmer and
It’s a giant grass that many Australians would be familiar with seeing, but not so familiar with eating. When properly prepared, Bamboo is nutrient-rich, and is in fact a staple of many Asian country’s diets. Big Heart Bamboo founder, f
As part of Reconciliation Week in Australia, Streets of Your Town speaks to trailblazing Aboriginal entrepreneur and proud Wiradyuri man Birrunga Wiradyuri. His gallery and dining experience in the heart of Brisbane, aptly named Birrunga, has o
As part of Reconciliation Week in Australia, Streets of Your Town speaks to trailblazing Aboriginal entrepreneur and proud Wiradyuri man Birrunga Wiradyuri. His gallery and dining experience in the heart of Brisbane, aptly named Birrunga, has o
While Australia’s history of blackbirding is becoming more well known and understood, there are many local histories that are only now coming to light. It’s estimated more than 62,000 Melanesians were brought to Australia to work as indentured
While Australia’s history of blackbirding is becoming more well known and understood, there are many local histories that are only now coming to light. It’s estimated more than 62,000 Melanesians were brought to Australia to work as indentured
Australian singer extraordinaire Katie Noonan is refusing to let the Covid-19 pandemic get in the way of her dreams. This incredibly prolific musician has produced 20 albums, and won five Aria’s for her endlessly innovative body of work. Her cr
Australian singer extraordinaire Katie Noonan is refusing to let the Covid-19 pandemic get in the way of her dreams. This incredibly prolific musician has produced 20 albums, and won five Aria’s for her endlessly innovative body of work. Her cr
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