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It’s-A-Wrap !

That’s-A-Wrap 😏 Producers: 1 Shows: 8 Hours on Air: 16 Interviews: 48 Experience: Priceless ❤️  Thanks Desi Leary for your magical producer powers, our shared wog-wit and such all-together awesomeness.  I have throughly enjoyed being steered in my #ABCRadio host role via your capable hands for the past two months. From SammyJ to allergy awarenesss, Oud players to Indigenous healers and award winning authors to a Diploma at the Hip Hop Academy- the learning curve [...]

2018-05-20T02:20:16+00:00 May 19th, 2018|

Saturday Afternoon Finale- from Jazz music Sharks to Hip Hop Academy

For my final ‘Saturday Afternoon Show’ on #ABCradio digital, I’ll be talking: allergy awareness; sharks and jazz music (it’s a thing now); a reformed racist sharing his journey; Joseph Tawadros (Culture Vault), a smartphone film festival and Australia’s first Hip-Hop Academy (N’fa Jones). Plus, we’ll be taking calls on Royal Wedding party plans- YAY or NAY.  Oh yes, AND I’M PLAYING ALL THE LOVE SONGS Bring on the Saturday feels

2018-05-20T02:37:25+00:00 May 19th, 2018|

Taking the Leadership Plunge

Today I engaged in a very candid presentation for Leadership Victoria about my experiences in addressing gender and cultural diversity agendas at leadership level. The audience were a cohort of switched on CALD women leaders, aspiring for board and leadership roles that might impact social change and result in a more inclusive and representative society. The topics I covered, included: • Board Diversity: Why diversity matters in the Boardroom and what this looks like • I.e. [...]

2018-05-16T04:59:03+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

Unbelonging, Resilience and Eurovision…stories made for Mothers Day!

Today’s Saturday Afternoon Show dissected: animal rescue(RSPCA, CEO); the Syria crisis (Dr Ben MacQueen); Resilient & Aspiring Women (Mariam Issa); stories of unbelonging (Maxine Beneba Clarke); body dysmorphia (Taarin Brumfit) ....and live soul/pop (#SOP!)music from former The Voice contestant, Sannia! Plus shameless and abundant Mother’s Day & Eurovision plugs.  Because, Eurovision Tragic.  And, please send chocolate.  Thank you, Desi- for your magical producer powers! #sevendown #onetogo #wheresDon? #stilltime #abc #saturdayafternoons #digitalradio #abcradioaustralia

2018-05-12T09:10:52+00:00 May 12th, 2018|

Emojis, Endo, Oz Harvest and more… Saturday Afternoon Program

Enjoyed having Omar Pervaiz of KulturShok tallk about the draw to his guitar work, as he played an instrumental piece to end today’s segment on the #saturdayafternoon program for #abcradioaustralia today. Catch the full program online including music from Dire Straits, Tom Petty, Soft Cell and interviews with @halloumitracksuit #RonnieKhan, David Astle and so much more. Huge shout out to Desi Leary for her amazing prep and the lovely Lisa Pellegrino for being my producer [...]

2018-05-12T09:06:10+00:00 May 4th, 2018|

Sorry Means You Don’t Do It Again

Tonight I attended the launch of the HRAFF (Human Rights @ Arts Film Festival), screening ‘After the Apology’. The film was preceded with a speech from Indigenous actress and activist, Shareena Clanton, speaking to a very personal connection to International trauma through through the impact of forced removal of her family members as part of the stolen generation.  This presentation segued perfectly into the film screening ‘After the Apology: Sorry Means You Dont Do it [...]

2018-05-03T12:25:15+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

Two Bald Guys & A Turbanista

#NewsTherapy with Raf & Jonathan this evening was all kinds of emotion, from: caller Barry incensed at any critiquing of Trump; the Macron/Trump & Kanye/Trump Twitter explosions; the North & South Korean leaders making a landmark border crossing; hospitality workers irate with unions, FWC and ASIC; concern over the Royal Banking Commission findings ever leading to actual prosecutions; Cosby’s guilty verdict - a watershed moment in the #metoo era or a bad celebrity story?; a [...]

2018-04-27T09:24:37+00:00 April 27th, 2018|

Drumming Up

Tonight’s Drum featured: Graeme Innes, Holly Ransom, Jane Fitzgerald and myself- discussing the Government’s decision to scrap the Medicare levy increase to fund the NDIS , the job criteria for the next Race Discrimination Commissioner, an exhibition featuring 200 plasticised real bodies (😳)and the online "incel" movement.  I spoke about radicalisation online manifesting in terrorism beyond the realm of what audiences accept as standard cause & effect. Pledging allegiance to a hate fuelled ideology that [...]

2018-04-27T00:26:49+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Call to Alms

Enjoyed presenting a guest lecture at RMIT for the 2nd year Global Studies cohort, on the topic of ‘Zakat(Alms Giving) via Muslim Development NGO’s, within Australia’. From community based entities, to larger structural set ups, these charity initiatives were discussed.   This was an opportunity to share the values and human rights principles manifest in their charter and operations, many of which were aligned to SDG’s and international charity organisation compliance standards. #tasneemchopra #crosscuulturalconsultant

2018-04-27T03:30:26+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Disrupting the Joint- Artfully

Enjoyed a fabulous evening tonight dissecting the the pathways to ‘Inclusive Workplaces for Better Organisational Outcomes’, run by Deakin University Arts Management. This was a conversation focused on diversifying organisational practice and audience engagement- both sorely lacking across the arts sector in this country. Sonia Lindsay, leading expert on culture and change and former Executive Director HR at Arts Centre Melbourne delivered a powerful keynote.  Panel members included: Tasneem Chopra (author, consultant and curator), Shona [...]

2018-04-24T10:39:06+00:00 April 24th, 2018|