World City Planning Expert says we need to make Perth more liveable.
Perth is known for its urban sprawl - up the coast, down the coast... it could take you hours (depending on traffic) to take you right from one end to the other. Former chief planner for Vancouver, Brent Toderain, says we need to change. It's not just...
Extraodinary Talent - Mark Rivera
Mark Rivera has played with all the icons of world music. Billy Joel, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Elton John - the list is long and distinguished. But the man who has extraordinary talent and plays at least nine instruments, is the most humble,...
Retirement - from full up to fall off... how to feel useful.
Retirement is not about finishing work and having no more use for the body of knowledge a person has build up through their career. Perhaps, employers, and staff would be better served by having a transition period, where people who are close to...
Let Maggie Dent take you back to the basics
Maggie Dent - Back to Basics Everyone wants their child to be successful. Sports classes, extra tuition, music lessons, private schooling...life gets busy! But at what cost? Maggie Dent is the QUEEN of common sense and joined James Lush to strip back...
Out of work? Some tips to help
The End of financial year means redundancies are on the card. The mining industry has been slow, and even after a year many people are still struggling to find work. The first thing is to lose the attitute "there are no jobs out there". As soon as you...
How to deal with media's bad News.
Shark attack, plane crash, wars, poverty, rapes, murder. How do you feel after you hear or read the news? If we read the Guiness Book of Records, we can think that everyone in the world is a bit quirky and does strange thing. It will skew our reality...
Can we have happy sprawl?
Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, says it could be the fault of poor town planning causing our angst and unhappiness. So how do we create a happier space for everyone in our cities? Download audio
Startup Spring with Google Australia’s Alan Noble
Why is the startup community so helpful and willing to share ideas and support? Alan Noble is head of engineering for Google Australia and is a founding board member of Startup Aus. Earlier this week they kicked off Startup Spring, a three week...
Jason Clarke joins Di Darmody to talk about the fine art of decision...
Decision making. For everyone's gripes about our politicians it really is fantastic to be able to make your voice heard and vote today, but will it be an easy decision? For some people there is no decision to make, it's set in stone, but for others...
Extraordinary result with an ordinary build with Josh Byrne
JOSH BYRNE Two homes built with ordinary building materials and an average build cost and time frame. The difference? A 90% reduction of a typical home’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while using only a third of the normal scheme...
Local Plastic surgeon's Laos challenge
Interplast Australia & New Zealand are celebrating their 30th anniversary. Local plastic surgeon James Savundra has just returned from Laos where he worked in a remote hospital with a team of volunteers. Since 2001 James has volunteered throughout the...
A crowd for the crown with Jason Clarke
Wonderful to celebrate but very strange once you break it down. What is it about the human psyche that draws a huge crowd to celebrate the birth of a royal? The World Health Organisation said that 200,000 babies were born on the same day as Prince...
Smith's creative path to Manhattan School of Music
23 year old Rebecca Erin Smith is four weeks away from starting a prestigious two year master’s course at the Manhattan School of Music. Rebecca talks to James Lush about her chosen path of composing, her work with the WA Youth Orchestra and the pure...
Jason Clarke on the new normal
A forced change can cause panic and massive disruption, but how long before a new way of doing things becomes the norm? The simple act of changing the wrist you wear your watch will give you the answer. Download audio
Keep the light alive in children's eyes
Gillian McAuliffe, founder and director of Bold Park Community School discusses her close ties with the Northern Italian town of Reggio Emilia. The town developed an education philosophy for early childhood education based on respect, responsibility,...
All we need is right here with Peter Kenyon
All We Need Is Right Here...it really shouldn’t be a radical idea but it is. Using what we already have to make our communities a better place to live. James Lush speaks to Peter Kenyon about the amazing project taking shape within the shire of...
Maggie Dent on why some countries don't have ADHD
In a recent article on the Psychology Today website, Marilyn Wedge looked at why ADHD diagnosis was so low in France (less than 0.5% of school-aged children) compared to the USA. The queen of common sense, Maggie Dent looks at the role of boundaries...
Navigating uncertainty with Jason Clarke
In this topsy-turvy week, Jason Clarke looks at how we can best navigate a world of uncertainty. How can we make personal choices that will eliminate doubt and the anxiety it can cause? Download audio
To engage students just ask two easy questions
USA education innovator Dr Yong Zhao spoke to James Lush about making the most of our education system. He believes that the most cost effective and efficient way to teach is to personalise the method so that we get the best out of each individual...
Aussie Cop Knighted for Cambodian bomb clearing
Det-Sgt Tony Langer has made many trips to Cambodia over the past four years helping locals deal with the remnants of war, unexploded bombs and landmines. In February this year Tony trained 35 locals to clear unexploded bombs from fields and rivers....
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