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Let’s Talk – First Nations Media

 Features

05 February 2020

In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Adam Evens from NIRS & Douglas Smith from NITV we yarn about Invasion Day and what stories are making headlines in First Nations media.

Caption for the photo: Dougals Smith from NITV, Boe Spearim and Adam Evens from NIRS

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Let’s Talk – Media and political narratives around Aboriginal peoples’ public protest actions.

 Features

03 February 2020

In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Priya Kunjan PhD candidate of political science from the University of Melbourne, Priya’s PhD looks at the use of policing at and circulation of media and political narratives around Aboriginal peoples’ public protest actions focusing on the issue of sovereignty.

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Wild Black Women – Back in 2020!

 Features

31 January 2020

Never fear #wildblackwomen are here! Blacker & wilder than ever. Check out Angelina & Chelsea’s 1st Ep of 2020 with sista Karen.

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Let’s Talk – Invasion Day 2020 and Blacademia

 Features

30 January 2020

In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Amy Thunig host of a new First Nations podcast called Blacademia a podcast of conversations with First People academics, Amy was also one of the main organisers for the Invasion Day 2020 rally in Newcastle.

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Let’s Talk – Jack Latimore – NITV Online

 Features

29 January 2020

In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Birpai Goori journalist Jack Latimore who is the senior digital editor for online news at NITV. We talk about Invasion Day and hoe the mainstream news outlets coverage.

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Let’s Talk – Ruby Wharton Brisbane Invasion Day 2020

 Features

28 January 2020

In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Brisbane Invasion Day organiser and member of Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance Ruby Wharton. On the 26th of January, over 15 thousand people attended the Brisbane Invasion Day protest.

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Healing Country with Fire

 Features

10 January 2020

In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with the CEO of Firesticks Alliance Oliver Costello from the Bundjalung nation, on the 9th of January Firesticks Alliance launched a fundraiser campaign called ‘’ Empower Firesticks Practitioners to restore cultural fire” we also talked about the fires in New South Wales and Victoria.

Copyright Firesticks. Traditional dance workshop at the Dhungala National Indigenous Fire workshop 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright Firesticks. Firesticks Practitioner and Yorta Yorta man Ralph Hume tends the welcoming fire at the Dhungala National Indigenous Fire workshop 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright Firesticks. Firesticks Practitioner and Gumea-Dharrawal man Jacob Morris tending the Cultural Burn at the Bundanon National Indigenous Fire workshop 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Costello starting a fire with Firesticks. Copyright Firesticks. Firesticks Practitioner and Bundjalung man Oliver Costello starting a cultural fire with Firesticks at the Dorrobee Grass workshop, Bundjalung Country, Dunoon 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities

 Community

08 January 2020

In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Neil Morris Musician from hip-hop project DRMNOW based in Melbourne. On Thursday the 2nd of January, Neil started an online fundraiser with GoFundMe that would support Aboriginal Communities in New South Wales, and Victoria affected Fires that have been raging for the last six weeks. To date, the Fundraiser has raised $624,269 on its way to goal amount $1,000,000.

Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities

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Fighting Fires with the NSW Rural Fire Service Wreck Bay Brigade

 Interviews

07 January 2020

In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Jackson Brown from the Yuin people located in the South Coast of NSW, for the past six weeks parts of New South Wales and Victoria have been burning out of control. Jackson is a member of the NSW Rural Fire Service Wreck Bay Brigade and has been fighting fires and juggling family life and working as an interstate truck driver.

Fighting Fires with the NSW Rural Fire Service Wreck Bay Brigade.

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NEWS FLASH! Voting has extended for 98.9 FM’s The Original 100!

 Features

06 January 2020

Get your votes in before the 12th of January 2020!

That’s right, it’s not over yet! You can still select your favourite songs from the Original 100 Playlist, as voting now closes Sunday, 12th January 2020.

Results of the most voted track will be released on Invasion Day, 26th January.

Dan Rennie, Larrakia man, and 98.9FM’s Station Manager explained the meaning of the 26th for our mob during Let’s Talk in December 2019…

“…On that day for our mob, what we do is typically gather with friends, family, march [and] go out in solidarity [and] show your support, but also to listen to the songs that have been in the background all these years… The songs of protest, the songs of struggle and survival and stopping and pausing and remembering the true history of this country.”

Initially, the Original 100 playlist was simply a list of significant songs about the lived experiences of our mob, chosen by 98.9fm staff to commemorate the 26th as a day of survival. Dan Rennie gave further insight into the origins.

“I think we were brainstorming in about November to get it happening and I think by early December we had the framework in place – and people like yourself Boe [and] Kaava Watson doing a whole lot of stuff in the background… Chris Graham was very helpful in getting that going and of course all the staff who chipped in with the initial list.”

“It was pretty exciting to see the first list come about and you know as we shortened it last year, we opened it up to the public and the response was HUGE!”

Now in its’ third year, the Original 100 continues to gain traction, gathering nearly 200 votes and counting!

Vote now while there’s still time by clicking VOTE HERE 

 

Tune in from 10AM on the 26th Jan to hear the most voted song for 2020! Hmm… Who could it be?

Listen to the full interview on Let’s Talk here: https://989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/letstalk-dan-rennie-clay-cassar-daley-lizzie-orley/

 

 

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