S4 E03 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 1 – The Presentation

This episode is the first of two that looks at a contentious issue in Castlemaine at the moment, the proposed bioenergy plant. For many who are worried about climate change this kind of renewable energy project seems like a great idea, but those living at its doorstep have some serious reservations.  Allie starts the episodeContinue reading “S4 E03 The Bioenergy Debate – Part 1 – The Presentation”

S4 E02 Human Health and Climate

This episode looks at the implications for human health as the climate changes. Vanora Mulvenna joins us from the DHHS (the Victorian State government’s Department of Health and Human Services) to discuss how our state government is already planning for the health impacts of climate change. From bushfires to mosquito borne pathogens to future proofingContinue reading “S4 E02 Human Health and Climate”

S4 E01 What is Saltgrass – with Karl Just

What is saltgrass?  This show was named after a real plant and we wanted to know more about it… but it actually isn’t very well known.  In this episode we chat with Karl Just, local ecologist, who is one of the few people we were able to find who knows about the plant.  We discussContinue reading “S4 E01 What is Saltgrass – with Karl Just”

S3 E23 School Strike: Fund our Future

This final episode for Season 3 contains a plethora of voices all asking for the same thing: fund our future, not gas. The Australian School Strike for Climate crew have struck again.  Just before our state was locked down due to another covid outbreak thousands of students walked out of school and gathered in majorContinue reading “S3 E23 School Strike: Fund our Future”

S3 E22 Full Circle

Alex Kelly interviews Scott Ludlam about his newly released book ‘Full Circle’ at an event at Castlemaine brewery and pub The Taproom Discussion is as varied and complex as the topics in the book – from their shared formative experiences at Jabiluka and then many years later working in Canberra for The Greens, to peaceContinue reading “S3 E22 Full Circle”

S3 E21 Hear Here

Hear, Here is a sound art project that featured in the recent Castlemaine State Festival. In this episode we speak with the two artists who created Hear Here – Dan Koop and Daniele Constance. We conducted this interview on a boat in the local swimming hole ‘The Res’ (Expedition Pass Reservoir). As we paddled, driftedContinue reading “S3 E21 Hear Here”

S3 E20 GrAiNZ

This episode is about the GrAiNZ movement, a loose collective of growers, millers and bakers who want to turn the industrial farming and bread making industry up side down. This group of people are self professed nerds, and their topic of interest is grains, specifically how they are grown, milled and turned into bread, thatContinue reading “S3 E20 GrAiNZ”

S3 E19 Redbeard Bakery with John Reid

John Reid has been a sourdough baker for 30 years and in that time his passion for the craft has not diminished, but rather has only increased. A leader in the industry, strong advocate for local food systems and supporting local farmers, he is an example of true sustainable business practice at his bakery, Redbeard.Continue reading “S3 E19 Redbeard Bakery with John Reid”

S3 E18 Cape Grim with Jessie Boylan

Jessie Boylan is a PhD candidate at RMIT’s School of Art.  She has work in the upcoming Castlemaine State Festival called The Smallest Measure. Her thesis and upcoming art instillation has taken her out to the wilds of a remote outpost at the edge of Tasmania… to a place called Cape Grim where there isContinue reading “S3 E18 Cape Grim with Jessie Boylan”

S3 E17 Repair with Chris Hooper and Lucy Armstrong

This episode is all about repair. We talk about the value of it both financially and in terms of joy and satisfaction. The Castlemaine Repair Cafe has been running for about four years under the leadership of local woman Chris Hooper. We did an episode on the cafe in 2018 where we interviewed Chris, someContinue reading “S3 E17 Repair with Chris Hooper and Lucy Armstrong”