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Kindness Awareness Day?

Fri, 18 June 2021

We are all getting older! but in our ageist society of eternal youth this awareness escapes most people until it hits them in the face - sometimes literally. 
The NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner, Robert Fitzgerald AM, talks to Abelquest presenter Elaine Wziontek about how important it is to call out the poor treatment many older people experience - especially on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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The Screenability of Disability

Fri, 18 June 2021

Before Covid, the bloom of purple wisteria in Hyde Park and the fragrant steam of hot coffee outside the State Theatre in Sydney's Market street were all part of the Sydney Film Festival experience in June. This year we've had to wait till August 18-29. Look out for the Screen NSW Screenability program which supports filmmakers with disability. This month in Activated Arts, presenter Anthea Williams chats to the talented filmmakers chosen for Screenability this year - Emily Dash, Shawn Spina and herself!

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Shanti and The Governor

Fri, 28 May 2021

In this episode of New Voices we hear the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, critique a shy young writer. Like many Australians Shanti has travelled the world, explored several occupations and always come back home. The Governor talks about what binds us as Australians with all our diversity and challenges of identity.

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Good advice, when you need it

Fri, 21 May 2021

Sometimes it seems the culture of consultancy has taken over – armies of specialist advisers commanding large fees descend on almost every government or business initiative. But sometimes consultants do actually know what they are talking about! This month your host Anthea Williams sits down with with two social justice activists with scads of experience and plenty to share.

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Transformational Gadgetry

Wed, 19 May 2021

Not a naturally "techie" person? In that case, can Assistive Technology transform your life? Yes, if you get the right help. This episode of Abelquest tells you how.
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Helping Herself

Wed, 12 May 2021

This week's New Voices candidate is Kylie Attwell, an introvert who says trying to write makes her feel like "I have ants crawling in my head!" Nevertheless, she has produced a series of self-help guidebooks soon to be published as audio-books - all based on her memoir-style narrative of alternative therapies. Her critiquer is author, journalist and organiser of the 2021 Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, Adam Norris.

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Changes Ahoy!

Fri, 23 April 2021

This week Abelquest hits the high seas to report on the Making Waves Foundation. Formerly Sailors with DisAbilities, it was established in 1994 to give disabled and disadvantaged children, youth and adults access to the glories of sailing. It provides courses in ship building, mentors and role models, and life changing experiences from turning about to trimming the spinnaker.

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Immersive Antiquities

Fri, 23 April 2021

Auctioning a Van Gogh painting is not straightforward - but none of this week's antique stories are predictable! This episode of our popular Antiques Radio Show proves survival is often a matter of chance - even for Old Masters.

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