US midterm elections, Alexandra Carlton – WOAE067

A general explanation of the US midterm elections with no assumed knowledge followed by an analysis of what the 2018 results might mean for the major parties and the future of US politics. The imminent Supreme Court appointment is discussed as is the potential for influential gerrymandering with upcoming redistricting. Alex Carlton is a journalist and social commentator with a special interest in US politics and US political culture.

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Public relations, Nicole Reaney – WOAE066

Insights about public relations techniques with Nicole Reaney who is founder and director of InsideOut PR and #AsSeenOn. Topics include tips for agency pitches to potential clients and story pitches to traditional media journalists and more recent developments in brand marketing via social influencers. Nicole also shares her personal story of entering the industry and starting and growing her business.

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Live music sessions: video recommendations – WOAE065

Reviews of some of my favourite music performances from live studio sessions by Durand Jones & the Indications, Dub FX featuring CAde, Grieves, The Milk, Shakey Graves and Daryl Hall with Chromeo. To listen to the commentary use the audio bar on this page or download the Wide Open Air Exchange podcast from iTunes or Stitcher or your preferred podcast platform. See the videos embedded below and support the artists and studios via their online portals.

Durand Jones & the Indications website
Durand Jones & the Indications on Facebook
Paste Studio on YouTube

Dub FX website
Dub FX on Facebook
CAde on Facebook

Grieves website
Grieves on Facebook
Audiotree on YouTube

The Milk website
The Milk on Facebook
BBC London Introducing on YouTube

Shakey Graves website
Shakey Graves on Facebook
Audiotree on YouTube

Live from Daryl’s House website
Daryl Hall on Facebook
Chromeo on Facebook

Craft beer brewer and Associate Professor John Dumay – WOAE064

A conversation about some of the techniques of beer brewing and the flavour profiles of different beer styles with master brewer and Director of Dad & Dave’s Brewing, John Dumay. John is also an Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at Macquarie University with specialities in Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management as well as methodologies of academic writing and interviewing.

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Criminal historian Nerida Campbell – WOAE063

Nerida Campbell is an historian with an interest in criminal and deviant history including the treatment of women in criminal histories. Nerida is curator of the Sydney portfolio for Sydney Living Museums where her current Underworld exhibition includes images from the the ‘Specials’ collection of the NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive: a series of unique and candid mug shots of suspects in custody taken between 1920 and 1930.

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Aboriginal education, Dr Lynette Riley – WOAE062

Dr Lynette Riley is a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman from Dubbo and Moree with a long career as an educator. Lyn is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Her doctoral research looked at conditions of academic success for Aboriginal students. Lyn has experience as a teacher and in Aboriginal education and administration within primary schools, high schools, TAFE, state offices and universities. Lyn is also a member of the National NAIDOC Committee.

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Further resources mentioned during the podcast conversation:

Kinship Learning Module co-developed by Lynette Riley

Survival: a history of Aboriginal life in New South Wales by Nigel Parbury

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Appropriate Terminology Representations and Protocols of Acknowledgement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from Flinders University

Narragunnawali Platform from Reconciliation Australia

Celebration of sad songs, Angus Huntsdale – WOAE061

A celebration of sad songs with music aficionado Angus Huntsdale. Angus explains the appeal of listening to sad songs and shares some of his favourites by Perfume Genius, Dirty Three, Elliott Smith and Weddings Parties Anything.

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