Radio Programs

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Our weekly radio show makes it easier to understand what governments are saying and doing in Anangu communities.

Parts of each program are in Pitjantjatjara/ Yankunytjatjara. Other parts are in English.

The half-hour show is hosted by Rose Lester and Sue Tilley and recorded at Radio Adelaide.

It can be heard online and on metropolitan, regional and remote radio stations.


Program 294: Ear health and hearing loss

In this week’s show we talk about middle ear disease (Otitis media) and the dangers of hearing loss and what we can do to improve ear health. We talk with Associate Professor Nicola Spurrier from SA Health... read on

Program 293: Bruce Pascoe and ‘Dark Emu’

In this week’s program, we talk with Bruce Pascoe, author of ‘Convincing Ground’ and ‘Dark Emu – Black Seeds: Agriculture or accident?’ These books focus on the significance of Aboriginal agriculture, the caring and knowledge of country, and the level of social organisation that existed long before colonisation... read on

Program 292: Art auction for APY dialysis centre

In this week’s program, we talk with Sarah Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku. We find out how the plans are going for the dialysis centre in Ernabella Pukatja, and for an art auction to raise funds for the Centre... read on

Program 291: Ara Irititja holds Anangu stories

In this week’s program, we focus on history and on ways to keep history and people’s stories alive. We find out about the work of Ara Irititja – meaning, ‘Stories from a long time ago’ – and we talk with John Dallwitz, Project Manager of Ara Irititja... read on

Program 290: Bikes Palya! Bikes are great!

In this week’s show, we find out about a great project called, ‘Bikes Palya’ – meaning, ‘Bikes are great’! we chat with Joey Fagan from Bicycle SA, and Deirdre Tedmanson from the University of South Australia... read on

Program 289: Aged care services on the APY Lands

In this week’s show, we talk about the importance of looking after the older people in our community and we focus on elder services and aged care. We talk with Graham Aitken who is the Chief Executive Officer of Aboriginal Community Care SA... read on

Program 288: First Nations Workers Alliance and CDP

In this week’s program, we find out about whether people on the Community Development Program (CDP) are protected under the Fair Work Act and have fair and safe working conditions. We talk with Corey Ah Chee, an organizer with the Australian Services Union who is involved in the First Nations Workers’ Alliance... read on

Program 287: APY students talk about school and keeping language alive

In this week’s show, we talk with two students from Indulkana Community on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands who are studying at Westminster School in Adelaide... read on

Program 286: Ombudsman visit to APY Lands

In this week’s program, we talk about the work of the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman and their planned visit to the APY Lands... read on

Program 283: Damon Gameau talks about sugar

This week’s radio show is all about sugar! We talk with Damon Gameau, an actor and the filmmaker behind a movie called, “That Sugar Film”. Damon talks about setting up the Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation and things that we can do to cut down how much sugar we eat... read on

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