What does the 'Pollen app' reveal about Canberra?
Who are Canberra's biggest sneezers? The first round of results of a Canberra pollen survey are now out. The Australian National University's Simon Haberle, creator of a mobile app, has been forecasting pollen levels in Canberra since late last year....
'Put the wet stuff on the red stuff': training to be a rural firefighter
Meg Henry, a firefighter with the ACT Rural Fire Service (Jerrabomberra Brigade), says she's grown accustomed to the heat after five years in the job of "putting the wet stuff on the red stuff" — but it still gets to her on some days.
What’s it like to work for State Emergency Services?
What’s it like to work for State Emergency Services? As we continue to profile some of the hardworking emergency services personnel in our region on 666 Mornings, let's meet Marlana Butters, a volunteer with the ACT SES Majura unit. How does she cope...
'You don't ever really switch off': a paramedic's perspective
This week on 666 Mornings, we're featuring some of the remarkable people working hard to keep you safe over summer: emergency service workers.
Emergency service workers on 666 Mornings
This week on Summer Mornings with Chris Coleman, we’ll profile some of the men and women who have been making sure your safe: from firefighters to ambulance workers to support services.
Two prominent Canberrans share their experiences of severe mental...
Given the stigma which still unfortunately surrounds mental illness, it can be extremey hard to talk about in public. On our show this week two sucessful Canberrans told their personal stories about living with severe mental illness. Tatjana Clancy,...
Duke of Canberra prepares for Glasgow
The countdown is on for the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and it's been an arduous final few weeks of preparation for Canberra's own Duke Didier.
Artistic trio celebrate NAIDOC week
Togther, the talented artistic trio joined Genevieve Jacobs for on 666 Mornings Arts Panel to discuss poetry, film and future artistic aspirations.
The ins and outs of farting
To understand why we fart, you need to know something about the volume of gases produced in the bowels first.
Bursting the bubble of breakfast television
By Becca Posterino Adam Boland exploded into television in his youth, albeit behind the scenes as a television producer. Following his professional successes as an architect of breakfast television programming, Adam has been publically forthright with...
Honest History: The Bone Collectors
Collecting Aboriginal bones and body parts was a widespread, active trade in the nineteenth century. At the Mitchell repository in Canberra, the remains of over seven hundred Indigenous people continue to be held today.
Canberra's master orienteer
On the eve of his 90th birthday, Herman Wehner told 666 he'd celebrate the occasion by going for a run in the bush.
This week on the Nutrition segment, local dietician Caroline Salisbury introduced fellow dietician Joan Breakey. Joan is the author of a number of books about food sensitivity including ‘Tolerating Troublesome Foods’, 'Fussy Baby' and 'Are You Food...
The Queen in Canberra - sort of.
When Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans got an email from Buckingham Palace asking him if he would be available in March, he packed his bags and headed for London. Four days later he was told that he had been selected to paint the only Diamond...
Fred Hollow's equipment passed onto the National Museum of Australia
Today the Fred Hollows Foundation handed over important equipment used by Fred in his work with Indigenous Australians
Cuts to the Commonwealth Public Service
Do you think there's $550 million dollars worth of fat to be cut out of the Federal Public Service? Apparently the Federal Government does. This morning, this issue of public service efficiency was addressed at the annual Australian Institute of...
Kamahl recites the Gettysburg address for Alex and 666
Kamahl shares his Gettysburg address recital to mark the 150th anniversary of the famous speech
Stretching to sleep: yoga helps older people with insomnia
Researchers in Melbourne and Israel have found that the ancient Indian discipline can really help older people suffering from insomnia.
Working through the flu - and why you shouldn't!
Last night on ABC 1's Q & A program Simon Sheikh, National Director of activist group Get Up!, collapsed. He was subsequently taken to hospital where doctors gave him the all clear but suggested he take time off work to rest and recover from the flu....
PNG Activist says he's here to "tell the truth".
Martyn Namorong, Papua New Guinean political activist and blogger was this week visiting Australia for the first time on a media tour. He popped into the 666 Studios to talk to Alex Sloan about the issues affecting his country. Download the audio file...
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