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The Golden Phung sells out!

Golden PhungAward-winning sketch comedy troupe; The Golden Phung  are back at the Fringe Festival with a delectable smorgasbord of brand spanking new sketches.

Originally a down-to-earth group from Adelaide, they seem to have lost all sense of morality and artistic integrity and have sold out, not their tickets, but their very souls! They’ve traded their joke books for cheque books, their yucks for bucks, their cavalier jests for caviar vests…

Roy Phung and Eddie Morrisson of The Golden Phung joined Bill Walter to tell us why they’re selling out!

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Produced by: Tarnia George

“Lit from within” for everyone to enjoy

Access2ArtsThe Adelaide Fringe opens tonight in spectacular fashion as the Fringe Parade lights up King William Street.  The Fringe promises that the thousands of people who come along to the city tonight will be treated to a wonderful array of stunning floats and costumes, all around the theme of ‘Lit from Within’

Sounds fantastic!  But what if you can’t see?

One organisation, Access2Arts, is dedicated to bringing arts events, including very visual events like the Fringe Parade, to people with visual impairment.

And tonight they’re partnering with us here at Radio Adelaide for a “live audio description” of the Parade. Audio describer Eliza Lovell and vision impaired person Joanna Chua joined Bill in the studio.

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Produced by: Lucy Kingston

Young bright sparks have a place in Playford

Playford LogoWhoever said young people should be seen but not heard?

They’re often the ones who have the brightest ideas, so it’s important to let the youth have a say in the community and that’s exactly what’s happening in the city of Playford.

Playford Youth Advisory Committee are developing positive solutions to issues affecting the community and they’re calling out for more young people to get involved.

City of Playford Mayor, Glenn Docherty spoke with Bill Walter about the programme.

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Produced by Jennie Lenman

Water worries

More and more families are struggling to keep up with increasing costs of living, while welfare payments are being significantly reduced.

When you’re already struggling to pay your mortgage or rent, plus all of your utilities, the last thing you want to think about is what’s happening with water prices.

Water has been in the news again, first with prices expected to go up and then reports that they may be coming down, so Bill Walter had a chat with Mark Henley from Uniting Communities about what’s happening.

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Produced by Tarnia George

Britons are in a bad “moob”

fatmanIt seems that in although in Australia we can be a bit of an overweight nation, it’s actually Britain’s men that are turning red. The term ‘moobs’ is a popular description at the moment for excessive fat on the chest. It’s no surprise considering all the tempting food in Britain which was put on show in the Great British Bake off.

Dermot Smyth joined Bill Walter this morning to chat about all the happenings in Britain’s media.

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Produced by Katrina Berry


Election F-Eva

Prime Minister Gillard Pic - wikipediaPrime Minister Julia Gillard has called the election in September of this year, giving the Labor party an eight month period to attempt to regain a lead in the polls.

The big issues for the election are mostly economic and that’s not going to change overnight so, why call the election this early? Bill Walter was joined by leading political commentator Eva Cox to discuss the looming election season.

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Producer Tarnia George

SA Liberals are no longer seeing Red

redmondWith a State election looming both the Labor and Liberal parties are doing everything they can to inch ahead in the polls. The Labor Party reshuffled and reorganised their cabinet only a week ago and yesterday Liberal Leader Isobel Redmond stepped down.

Will this assist the Liberals in taking power for the first time in almost over a decade? Bill Walter spoke with Clem McIntyre, head of the school of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide about the issue.

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Producer: Jennie Lenman

Back seat humour

angrycabbieHave you ever caused a ruckus in a cab? Perhaps you pulled a runner after a long night? Well former taxi driver Mark Martin might be telling your embarrassing tale to the masses. Martin is bringing his hilarious show to the Adelaide Fringe later this month and he joined Bill Walter to discuss taxi and comedian life.

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Producer: Tarnia George

Taking a bite out of SA Tourism

tastingaustraliaTasting Australia is one of South Australia’s leading food and wine events. Bringing millions of dollars and thousands of patrons to a week of fine food and world famous wine. With the change of State Tourism Minister comes several proposed changes to the festival which the opposition are calling ‘huge mistakes’.

Bill Walter spoke with Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Hon. David Ridgway about what the changes could mean for South Australian Tourism.

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Producer: Rupert Hogan-Turner

Queensland Flood Update

Only two years after devastating floods swept through Queensland, torrential rains and flooding have struck again, this time as a result of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald.

Thousands have been evacuated from their homes, while in some areas clean water is scarce.

This morning we spoke with Eliza Rogers, a rural reporter for the ABC who is currently in Bundaberg, about events as they occurred in the last 24 hours, and what the future will hold for flood effected areas.

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Produced by Bill Walter