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|

ABC Saturday Afternoon Show: Science, Arts & Comedy – a digital radio treat 

Today on ABC’s digital radio Saturday Afternoon program, across Australia, we canvassed: women in science & the EPA (Dr Andrea Hinwood), mobility in weather, refugee music programs, what to expect when you’re expat-ting (Saeed Saeed), #SammyJ and a live performance from #Maya.  Catch it online and feel the Saturday feels 🙂 #people #places #perspectives #Artysmarty #culture #community ​ ​

2018-04-21T12:23:38+00:00 April 21st, 2018|

ABC Radio, Australia, Episode 3 – from: surviving school holidays, to Spoken Words that raze

Fun this week in studio hosting the #SaturdayAfternoonShow on #abcradio Australia (digital). Topics included school holiday length, getting the balance between harassment and defamation in court, Parkinson’s disease, Ryan Kennedy (#artysmarty: winner Lorne Bienale 2018), Zione Walker-Nthenda (#CultureVault: Incubate Foundation & Lawyer) and the Bankstown Poetry Slam, performing Spoken Word. A terrific mix, top guests , and some great texts from listeners across the country #happydays #abcradio #tasneemchopra

2018-04-15T08:43:24+00:00 April 14th, 2018|

ABC Saturday Afternoons, Australia

So this happened and I managed to not cut off any live interviews - always a bonus! Thanks to my endlessly patient and brilliant producer @desileary who makes it look so easy and reminds me to smile and breathe when it feels like I’m treading water. For the first of 8 Saturday Afternoon programs, I enjoyed talking, Easter justice, refugee art murals, Greek cinema, Lentil As Anything, radio station Aussie music quotas and child prodigy [...]

2018-03-31T09:42:33+00:00 March 31st, 2018|

Voicing Waves on the Cape

Enjoyed some robust and critical discussions on ‘Voice of the Milennials’ for the ‘Voice of the Cape’FM program last night. Huge thanks to Irafaan Abrahams for arranging this opportunity for me. I was thrilled to speak with a panel of locally engaged activists on issues of: decolonisation, race, Indigenous dispossession, #metoo, females representation, multiculturalism in a post-truth era, and gender based violence. Listen here: The Voice of the Millennials Was impressed with such pertinent conversations occurring [...]

2018-01-30T09:30:18+00:00 January 26th, 2018|

News Therapy in a Week of Madness

ABC Melbourne News Therapy with Raf and Jonathan tonight, reviewing the maddest week for some time. Stories from The Banking Royal Commission zig-zag, torrential rains and floods about town, One Nation’s continued decline into irrelevance, 45’s predilection for diabolical tweets, Melania’s use of Christmas decor to manifest marital discord, the Manus Island refugee crisis, Yusuf Islam’s ‘The Laughing Apple’ art exhibition launch at the Islamic MuseumOf Australia, schooling British Islamophobes, and despacito chicken you tube [...]

2017-12-01T07:41:17+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

From North Korea to Wakanda and everything in between

Tonight I featured on ABC Melbourne's, News Therapy with Drive host, Raphael Epstein and The Saturday Paper's Editor, Erik Jenson.  Critiquing the week in review, we traversed issues from the humanitarian disaster of the Rohingan genocide, testing trepidation in North Korea, when Kenya is Wakanda (because: "Africa", thank you British Airways), PM word slights on flights, SSM and postal vote return rate predictions , 'Detour' biography of 'You Am I's' Tim Rogers and the sensational [...]

2017-09-08T09:48:44+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

#roots #reasons #relationships #ACTION

Took part today in a fun interview and photo shoot relating to the upcoming film, 'Ali's Wedding' by Matchbox Puctures.   This and other fun stills will form part of an upcoming exhibition/promo for this romcom Australian made movie about love, faith & family - out soon in Australia.   Look forward to seeing both my own  and other stories about love, links and lessons captured in this photo exhibition to accompany the impending film [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:24+00:00 May 21st, 2017|

News Wrap With Raf

Ending this roller coaster week with radio panelling á la News Therapy on ABC Melbourne with Damon Johnston(Herald Sun) and host, Raf Epstein. From crises with Fire fighters to Trumps latest scandal, then Cardinal Pells next move, to the ongoing Manus Island abuses of detainees - there was a swathe of therapy to be had. Managed some culture sharing too, via #AmericanOdysey and #ChrisCornell to round off a solid round up.  And how DOPE is Raf:)) [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:25+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

It’s a Raf: The Week in Review

And that's a Raf.. 'News Therapy' for the week on Radio ABC Melbourne, summing up the big stories, from: the Essendon flight crash, Abbott/Turnbull antics, subverting stereotypes in advertising, faith leaders, poor sartorial choices, callous immigration policies and the grotesqueness that is bacon therapy. Loads of fun and irreverence.  Good times, thanks Raf Epstein and Nick McKenzie ✔️ Been a long week ?

2017-08-29T12:43:34+00:00 February 24th, 2017|