Author Archives: Rebecca J Elliott

All the hubbub about the Learning Hub

Paul Duldig and Tim Brunero

Universities and uni students have changed in recent years. Student fees, VSU, internationalisation, technology, economic pressures – all these things mean that the way students learn and interact on campus is very different than it has been in the past. But the campus itself, for the most part, have stayed the same.

Now the University of Adelaide is about to change all that. In September a new space at the University, the Learning Hub, will be opened. And it’s going to be a big change in University life.

Paul Duldig, Vice President of Services and Resources at The University of Adelaide, and Juan Legaspi, a student at The University of Adelaide, told Tim what exactly IS a Learning Hub.

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Drums! Drums! Drums!

Left to Right: Bortier Okoe, Gabi Okoe, Bel Geitz, Tim Brunero and Ayikai Okine

A small piece of Ghana was in the studio today.

Actually, not so much a small piece but a massive chunk of Ghanaian culture.

Bortier Okoe and the Telema Ensemble do everything – they create music, they create song, they create stories, they create dance. The group were born in 2008 in a town called Nungua in Ghana.

At the heart of the group is Bortier Okoe and Gabi Okoe and they’re a one shop stop for all things Ghana.

Check out their Facebook or check back here for more details

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6 on the Street

Six on the Street sends local musicians to perform in unique areas around the city and then films the results.

This is part of the Your Take Sessions, which interview artists from all around the country and showcase performances from musos including Washington, Old Man River and Cloud Control.

Twelve of the films are being screened this Saturday at the Rhino Room, and many of the bands will also be performing live on the night.

Producer Sam Wright told Tim how the film series got started.

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Who’s coming to Earth Station?

Womad Earth Station releases more of its lineup today, with a whole bunch of musicians and speakers to spend a weekend in Belair National Park in October.

Earth Station is in its first year, with camping available for those who want to spend the weekend in the Park.

Director of Earth Station, Ian Scobie, told Tim how excited he was about the new festival.

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London Calling with Dermot Smyth

Radio Adelaide’s London Correspondent Dermot Smyth updates Tim on the riots, as well as bullying Beefeaters and tales of Nancy Wake.

Tim asks Dermot whether he’s comfortable with the rather grand title of London Bureau Chief.

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Stranded Sheep – Cruel or Just Business?

It’s not a good look. 67,000 sheep stranded on a giant clapped out ship in Port Adelaide.

The RSPCA want to get on board to check on the sheep but the owner’s won’t let them.

The ship, which was built in 1980, when most of the producers of this show weren’t even born, has had mechanical problems in the past.

In 2002 the former car transporter hit the headlines when 2,173 sheep died on board.

The RSPCA want the ship unloaded and the animals slaughtered.

The Greens think it’s a perfect example of the cruelty of live transport of cattle and sheep and what the industry stopped.

Freshly minted NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon is the Federal Green’s animal welfare spokesperson, and told Tim what happens to sheep on these long journeys.

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