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 274: April Lawrie on Language Framework

In this week’s radio program, we find out about the importance of language and about learning languages and how this fits into the school curriculum. We talk with April Lawrie, the Director of Aboriginal Education in the South Australia Department of Education and Child Development... read on

Program 273: Prof Hugh Taylor talks about Trachoma

In this week’s program, we talk about eye health and ways to keep our eyes healthy and strong. To tell us more about eye health and about preventing Trachoma, we talk with Professor Hugh Taylor from Indigenous Eye Health at Melbourne University... read on

Program 272: Indigenous Advisory Council

In this week’s program, we talk about the Prime Minister’s new Indigenous Advisory Council. We talk with Andrea Mason about her involvement on the Council and how she understands its role and focus... read on

Program 271: Greg Wilson on languages and interpreting

In this week’s program, we talk with Greg Wilson about Aboriginal languages, the importance of keeping languages alive, and why it’s so important that people have access to a language interpreter if they need one... read on

Program 270: APY Elections Update

In this week’s program, we focus on the upcoming elections for the APY Executive Board which will be held on 5th April this year. We talk with the Deputy Electoral Commissioner of the Electoral Commission of South Australia, Mr David Gully... read on

Program 269: Empowered Communities

In this week’s program, we talk about a national initiative called ‘Empowered Communities’. We chat with Peter Riley, Executive Manager of Empowered Communities Secretariat for the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, and Sandy Marty, Acting Deputy CEO of the NPY Women’s Council... read on

Program 268: Rheumatic Heart Disease

In this week’s program, we talk about Rheumatic Heart Disease which is an illness that is 100% preventable, and that has mostly been eliminated from developed countries. However, Australia still has the highest rate of this disease in the world. To find out more, we chat with Vicki Wade and Eddie Masina... read on

Program 267: Chief Justice on incarceration rates

In this week’s program, we talk about the difference in the rate of incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples when compared to the rate of non-Aboriginal peoples. We interview the Honourable Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia, Chris Kourakis... read on

Program 266: Ombudsman and language interpreting

In this week’s program, we find out about the work of the Commonwealth Ombudsman and, in particular, the focus of the Social Services, Indigenous and Disability Branch. We talk with Louise MacLeod about what people need to do if they want to make a complaint about a government service in their community, and we find out about the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s report on Aboriginal Language Interpreter Services... read on

Program 265: National Indigenous Youth Parliament

In this week’s program, we find out about the 2017 National Indigenous Youth Parliament. We chat with Arrin Hazelbane, a Taskforce Member for the 2017 Youth Parliament... read on

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