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The state of State Politics

So, how is South Australia’s political landscape fairing now that the Rann era is behind us and Jay Weatherill is sitting in the Premier’s chair?

Rob Manwaring, Lecturer on Politics and Public Policy at Flinders University, joined Angus this morning to chat about all the news in State Politics and how our new Premier is handling the responsibility.

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Life on Mars

Have you been keeping a keen eye on the skies ever since the Curiosity Rover landed on Mars? Eager to know what life might have been like on the surface of our neighbouring Red Planet? Or just interested in all the news from beyond our stratosphere? Well, at Radio Adelaide, we certainly are.

A few months have now passed since the landing of NASA’s Rover and “Curiosity” has been sending back some rather interesting data. We were joined this morning by Glen Nagle, Education and Outreach Manager at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex – part of NASA’s Deep Space Network – about what life may have been like on Mars.

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Producer: Ash Prigent

Kaurna Comeback

Have you ever considered learning a new language? Perhaps Spanish, German, Japanese or Mandarin? Well how about getting in touch with traditional South Australian culture and learning to speak Kaurna?

Being a local resident, it is common place to acknowledge the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains, but sadly the number of speakers of the traditional Kaurna language has plummeted in recent years.

This morning on Breakfast on Radio Adelaide we spoke with Jack Buckskin, teacher at the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, about his hopes for reviving the lost language and bringing new life to Kaurna culture.

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Producer: Ashley Prigent

Intro to Art

Carclew Youth Arts  has been mentoring and helping young artists to develop, accomplish and exhibit their work  in South Australia  for a long while now and “Explore Arts” is a program encouraging young people to explore creative workshops  – including Intro To Animation, Glass Casting & Plastic Moulding, Aboriginal Art and Filmmaking – these Spring holidays.

Angus Randall spoke with Joyce Louey, Senior Project Officer, this morning  about all the events, programs and opportunities Carclew offer young artists around SA.

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Producer: Libby Parker

Coal vs Solar: the ‘power’ struggle

With Australia moving toward more sustainable and renewable energy sources, what will be done with the nation’s coal plants?

Members of Repower Port Augusta are supporting a campaign to replace two of Australia’s oldest coal plants (Playford B and Northern) with solar and wind plants. As part of the campaign, members will be walking from Port Augusta to Adelaide with the support of the Australian Greens party at their backs.

This morning on Breakfast on Radio Adelaide, Angus spoke with Greens Senator Sarah Hanson Young about the campaign and the tremendous benefits that Solar Energy can offer.

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Producer: Bryanna Griffin

World Music Series 2012

If you’ve been hanging out for Festival Season you may not have to wait too much longer after all, with a world-class music showcase taking place right here in Adelaide throughout the coming months.

Hosted by Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, the World Music Series 2012 is taking place every Friday from now until November 30, playing host to 27 contemporary local and international artists with an emphasis on world music.

Angus Randall spoke to Ross McHenry, Program Coordinator for the Nexus World Music Series, this morning about the music showcase and how it came together.

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Producer: Mike Nicholson

The last Saturday in September

It’s the final week in September and if tradition serves us well we should be dealt a monumental week in Sport.

While the AFL season has been cut 1 week short for the Adelaide Crows, the two remaining teams (Hawthorn & Sydney) have firm claims to the AFL Premiership decider on Saturday. The NRL Grand Final also takes place this weekend with the Canterbury Bulldogs and Melbourne Storm contending for top spot.

In Boxing, former UK light welterweight champion Ricky “the Hitman” Hatton is making a comeback and Australia’s Michael Katsisdis will challenge him in the ring in November.

When it comes to local and international Sporting news, Richard Evans is our man with the know-how. Richard joined Breakfast on Radio Adelaide this morning with all the latest news in Sport.

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Trolling the Trawler

So, the “Super Trawler” has officially been delayed and more than likely taken out of our waters, at least for the time being. In what has been a big win for environmentalists and of course the environment itself, one of the biggest threats to our marine ecosystem has been condemned by members of parliament and the Australian public.

Tim Kelly, CEO of the Conservation Council SA, spoke to Breakfast with Tim Brunero this morning about the Super Trawler as well as hopes to keep the Murray River in great health well into the future.

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Last call from Japan

18 months on from the earthquake that devastated the East Coast of Japan, the country is still travelling a long road to recovery. An announcement to shut down all Nuclear Power stations by the year 2040 gives the nation hope for a clean energy future, though Japan’s economy is sure to be a defining factor in how this plays out.

In what is the final week of Breakfast with Tim Brunero, Tokyo correspondent Toby Slade gave us a rundown of the biggest stories to come out of Japan over the last few years,  as well as the latest news direct from Tokyo.

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The Crows are crowing

It’s been an exciting week for South Australian sport. The Crows have booked a Preliminary Final spot against the Hawks, putting them one step closer to an illusive Grand Final appearance, while Adelaide United has found it’s way into the Final 8 of the Asian Champions League.

As always, our sporting mastermind Richard Evans delivers the latest news in sport, at home and abroad.

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