Author Archives: TimMolineux

Comicus Erectus

If you can’t get away for a summer holidays but you have a hankering for a little taste of something Mediterranean, then the Adelaide fridge Festival in cahoots with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has something for you. The comedy styling’s of George Tahir, George Kapiniaris, Joe Avati and be on offer from the 24th of February to the 15th of April at various locations around Adelaide.

The show is Comicus Erectus and you’ll be able to bring the whole family along to this one. George Kapiniaris and Joe Avati joined Tim Brunero for breakfast to tell Radio Adelaide listeners about the show.

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Producers: Bill Walter and Tim Molineux

Who Won the Coveted Evans Sports Award?

Radio Adelaide’s sports guru Richard Evans came into the studio for the last sports update with Tim Brunero for the year. A very special guest also made her second appearance on Breakfast radio. Richard Evans daughter, a young pianist and budding author, Cerys Evans also told Tim her Christmas wish list. Richard began by updating listeners about the world of cricket.

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Producers: Bill Walter and Tim Molineux

The Good News on Gender Equality

Australia’s first female Attorney General has just been appointed. Why are we still celebrating “firsts” for women’s achievements?

Chelsea Lewis from the YMCA taks a look at progress that has been made in gender equity in Australia.

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Producers: Bill Walter and Tim Molineux

Hope for Climate Change

The 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference left many climate hopefuls with a bitter taste in their mouths with some placing the blame for its breakdown on China.

The Durban Conference however has seen a massive turnaround for the world’s largest developing nations, with China and India agreeing not to block a conference decision to negotiate a legally binding agreement for the future.

So is there now hope for there to be global action on climate change?

Tim Brunero spoke with Will McGoldrick, the Policy and Research Manager of The Climate Institute, about the conference outcomes.

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Producers: Bill Walter and Tim Molineux

Japanese Whaling Fleet on the Move

From new spy satellites to the Michelin’s gourmet capital of the world Tokyo, Japan always has something interesting to offer.

Radio Adelaide’s Japan correspondent Professor Toby Slade phoned in to give Tim Brunero the latest news from the land of the rising sun and began by explaining what’s happening with its whaling fleet.

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Producers: Bill Walter and Tim Molineux

Who Decides if You’re a Boy or a Man?

At what point can a boy call himself a man? The journey into manhood is something everyone prone to too much body hair appreciates, but who tells us once we’ve reached it and how do they know.

The mucho attitude often represented in contemporary culture can be summed up as egotistical, or ego-testicle if you prefer. It purveys a message of the typical male being a mindless, sex-obsessed buffoons with the emotional range of sociopath.

Hugo Schwyzer from The Good Man Project joined Tim Brunero by phone to talk about manhood in the 21st century and was asked if the concept of a good man was an oxymoron.

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Producers: Bill Walter and Tim Molineux

The Violent Past and Future of Honour Killings

What do you think when you hear the words Honour Killings?

Over Breakfast, Dr Carolyn Strange, who specialises in legal, social and cultural history, put the term into context for Tim Brunero. Dr Strange is convenor of the honour killings conference being held at the National University of Australia beginning the 7th of December. The conference hopes to highlight that honour killings have a much boarder historical scope than people realise.

Tim began by asking Dr Strange what she thought honour killings means today.

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Producer: Tim Molineux

Richard Evans Shakes Hands with ‘The Dog’

From Adelaide Baseball to corruption at Fifa, Radio Adelaide’s resident sports guru Richard Evans spoke to Tim Bruneo to give the sports highlights from around the world.

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Producer: Tim Molineux

Biggest Environmental Challenges of 2011

Climate change risks will continue to be at unacceptably high levels if the global community continues its high emissions pathway. The CSIRO Science review in response to the Murray Darling Basin scheme has raises big questions on whether the health of the basin will be fixed.

To reflect on the biggest environmental challenges of 2011 and what to expect in the 2012, CEO of the Conservation Council SA spoke with Tim Brunero.

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Producer: Tim Molineux

There and Back Again, a Political Commentator’s Story

It’s been a big year for politics in 2011, but in many ways it was still Kevin 11. Ever since being toppled from the top job he’s been at the centre of rumours on leadership coups, governmental leaks and general cabinet skulduggery. Then there’s Julia.

We’ve watched her make sweet love underneath a flag in ABC’s ‘At Home With Julia’, pass the carbon tax, pass the mining tax and even pass up changing her position on gay marriage.

To explain this rollercoaster of a year in Australian Politics Dr Peter Van Onselen phoned in to share his thoughts with Radio Adelaide listeners.

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Producer: Tim Molineux