Owl Chats – episode 1

Pull up a comfy chair and get a pot of tea going. In this podcast series, we sit down for a chat with the people who make, consume and think about the media. In this episode, host Kelsang Dolkar is joined by Katie McAllister who is a producer with ABC Heywire. Heywire is an ABC initiative that has been running since 1998 in collaboration with the Australian Government. The program gives young people in rural and regional Australia a platform to add depth and texture to the representation of the lives of youth outside major cities.Continue readingOwl Chats – episode 1

The Owl’s Election Newsroom – UCFM broadcast

After a busy day of reporting from the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Election Newsroom team went live to air on UCFM with reports, interviews and live results.Continue readingThe Owl’s Election Newsroom – UCFM broadcast

The podcast hosts helping Aussies who feel “Left, Right, Out” this election

Pour a glass of wine, relax and press play on ‘Left, Right, Out’: a new podcast on Spotify answering questions from the public and covering key election topics for young Aussies.Continue readingThe podcast hosts helping Aussies who feel “Left, Right, Out” this election

Listening to First Nations Voices – episode 12

Joining us on this episode is Wendy Sommerville, a Jerrinja woman and a lecturer at the University of Canberra who has worked within the Indigenous community. Wendy discusses COVID-19 and the vaccination program, including the treatment of the Indigenous population in the ACT and around Australia during the pandemic. We touch on vaccine hesitancy in the Indigenous community and where the government might have gone right or wrong with the vaccine rollout.Continue readingListening to First Nations Voices – episode 12

Listening to First Nations Voices – episode 11

In this episode, we continue to explore UC’s Indigenising the Curriculum Framework, which aims to increase Indigenous content at UC by embedding Indigenous Ways of Knowing into all courses. For more information about the Framework, check out Episode 10’s interview with Marina Martiniello. For this episode, we surveyed Indigenous students at UC and asked about their experiences with the Framework. We then spoke with Jenaya Gibbs-Muir, an Indigenous student at UC, and discussed our survey results with her.Continue readingListening to First Nations Voices – episode 11

Listening to First Nations Voices – episode 10

In this episode of the Listening to First Nations Voices podcast, we speak to Marina Martinello who is in charge of the Indigenising the Curriculum Framework at UC. The Indigenising the Curriculum Framework aims to embed Indigenous Ways of Knowing across all Courses and Units at UC. Marina talks about the program and its implementation, and her hopes for its future.Continue readingListening to First Nations Voices – episode 10

Listening to First Nations Voices – episode 9

In this episode, we present the opinions of young Indigenous Australians who are all users of social media to gain an understanding of how social media can be used to contextualise the BLM movement in Australian society. In particular, we asked how they perceived societal dynamics and if they are an accurate reflection of the Australian community.Continue readingListening to First Nations Voices – episode 9

Listening to First Nations Voices – episode 8

In this episode we were fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Indya Hayes, founder of The Minority Co. Hayes felt compelled to contribute something to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, and energise the BLM cause amongst her friends, family and in her local Australian community. After posting her self-made statement jumpers on her personal Instagram, she had an influx of questions on how/where to buy them. Instagram launched her pro-BLM sentiments from a small circle of like-minded people onto a large platform where Hayes can provide commentary, educational reframing and resources in connection to recognising BLM as well as Indigenous lives, voices and narratives.Continue readingListening to First Nations Voices – episode 8

Listening to First Nations Voices – episode 7

In this episode, we explore the creation and implementation of the Ngunnawal gardens at the University of Canberra, and learn about native plants, traditionally used by the Ngunnawal people. The garden was created with the help of Adam Shipp; an Indigenous plant expert; Aunty Ros, the elder in residence at UC; Rich Allen, an Indigenous artist; as well as Valerie Caron and Will Higgisson, who were both working at UC and helped during the garden’s inception. For this edition of the podcast Aleara Pearce interviewed Valarie and Will over the phone.Continue readingListening to First Nations Voices – episode 7

Listening to First Nations Voices – episode 6

This episode features Ashley Harrison and Wendy Somerville who teach into the recently introduced Indigenous Minor at the University of Canberra. This edition of the podcast, which is presented in two parts, was facilitated by Aleara Pearce.Continue readingListening to First Nations Voices – episode 6