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Expect engaging discussions with real people and inspiring stories connecting communities across Victoria, on The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long.

Expect engaging discussions with real people and inspiring stories connecting communities across Victoria, on The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long.

Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

Expect engaging discussions with real people and inspiring stories connecting communities across Victoria, on The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long.

Language:

English

Contact:

GPO Box 9994 Melbourne, Vic, 3001 (03) 9626 1771


Episodes

Is it HR's responsibility to create a safe workplace culture?

2/23/2021
HR departments go by many different names these days, from 'People and Culture' to 'Chief Happiness Officers.' But is it HR's responsibility to create a safe workplace culture?

Duration:00:45:36

Micro farms giving communities a self-sufficient food supply

2/22/2021
A micro farm in Corryong supplies neighbours and the local supermarket with fresh produce, so they don't need to import it from other parts of Victoria.

Duration:00:51:40

Improving the relationship between Australia and the Pacific Islands

2/21/2021
Islander communities in regional Victoria often feel underrepresented and unacknowledged in Australia, according to research.

Duration:00:47:20

Space tourism: Are holidays to space possible in our lifetime?

2/18/2021
Dr Abigail Allwood, a principal investigator in Perseverance Rover mission that landed on Mars, describes the PIXL tool as a 'stormtrooper's lunchbox.'

Duration:00:50:33

Music industry workers consider quitting and fear a rise of poor mental health

2/17/2021
“What hope is there for our industry?” Crew members and roadies are seeing an increase in poor mental health among music industry workers.

Duration:00:50:28

Food labels confuse customers despite shake up of Health Star Rating system

2/16/2021
Consumers at the supermarket find it hard to identify ingredients, nutritional value and country of origin on food labels, and experts say health star ratings aren't always clear.

Duration:00:49:48

How the role of pharmacists might change with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

2/15/2021
In towns where there are very few GPs, pharmacists may be heavily relied upon to help with the coronavirus vaccine rollout.

Duration:01:00:00

Preparing Victoria's water management for climate change and increasing population

2/14/2021
Would you use recycled or storm water in your house if it could prevent future droughts in Victoria?

Duration:00:45:47

The history of Bells Beach and Victoria's surfing culture

2/11/2021
When the Rip Curl Pro was first introduced at Bells Beach, some surfers protested, saying the commercial event was against the spirit of surfing.

Duration:00:49:36

Learning skills in jail helps prisoners find meaningful work

2/10/2021
The Victorian Government dropped their proposal for prisoners to pick fruit, but learning skills inside jail can help curb the high reoffending rate in Victoria.

Duration:00:49:24

What will it take for Victorians to participate in the container deposit scheme?

2/9/2021
Following China's ban on recycling imports in 2018, a container deposit scheme could be a solution to Victoria's recycling crisis.

Duration:00:50:56

Driving a truck in Australia takes its toll

2/8/2021
Truck driving is the most common job for Australian men, but half of drivers are obese or experiencing psychological distress.

Duration:00:50:38

Quotas: creating equality or ticking a box?

2/7/2021
Indigenous leaders recently called for Collingwood Football Club to introduce player quotas to help stamp out systemic racism in the club.

Duration:00:50:45

Is society getting better at understanding people living with invisible illness?

2/4/2021
"We're not faking being sick, we're faking being well." People with Endometriosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme Disease say doctors don't always believe your symptoms.

Duration:00:51:24

Victorians struggling to put a roof over their head after COVID-19 pandemic

2/3/2021
Could build-to-rent projects or housing estates be the solution to the housing crisis in Victoria at the moment?

Duration:00:49:53

Should Victorians eat kangaroo meat if it's a native Australian animal?

2/2/2021
Author Bruce Pascoe says that Australians have to "get over the emotion" of eating a native animal like kangaroo if they insist on eating meat.

Duration:00:52:16

How would a fast rail change your Victorian community?

2/1/2021
"[Horsham] hasn't got any trains or a decent train. How can you sell a town or a city without a train service?" says Kola from Horsham.

Duration:00:51:44

Are juice, bottled water and soft drink still a pantry staple in Victorian households?

1/31/2021
Is bottled water overtaking the fruit juice aisle at your local supermarket? It appears juice is no longer a household staple, or is clever marketing keeping it alive?

Duration:00:49:34

Concussion discussion: do local sport clubs take concussion seriously enough?

1/28/2021
Do local sport clubs take concussion as seriously as professional leagues? Mark, a football trainer of 30 years, says teammate peer pressure is helping highlight the seriousness of a head knock.

Duration:00:48:05

The socio-economic barriers of learning to swim

1/27/2021
At around $25 per class, swimming lessons don't come cheap for some families. So who is responsible for teaching Victorians how to swim: schools, parents, local council?

Duration:00:51:28