112-botanica-recording 112-lesley-brian-steve-nigel Transforming the South Australian Economy

A moment’s pause before we record: From left, Brian Hales, Steve Davis, Simon Zappia, Lesley Williams (Nigel Dobson-Keeffe behind the camera)

This week we reflect on the SA economy in the wake of the announcement that coal mining at Leigh Creek is closing much faster than anticipated.

We’ll track the history of Leigh Creek, look for economic development lessons and turn to other parts of our economy for signs of growth or for fertile patches that need incubation.

And we’ll do this with the help of:

  • Lesley Williams and Simon Zappia from Botanica Boutique  (Lesley will also provide our music tonight through her band More And More)
  • And economic development consultant, Brian Hales

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel tests us on the theme, Mining.

Max Martin notes: “Exercise will certainly increase creativity for writing, and if more motivation is needed, it also increases libido!”

George Inglis reflects on the downturn of mining and the protest against plans for Martindale Hall.

Our SA Drink of the week is from Spook Hill.

In the Adelaide Visa Council, we’ll try to untangle an ambiguous tweet.

But first, David Washington from In Daily presents his midweek news wrap, Talk Of The Town.

More details and timecodes below.


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TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
 Frantically launched as a Fringe event
00:00:57
Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:04:45 Talk Of The Town
David Washington, editor of In Daily, gives us a midweek wrap of the news we’ve been talking about in South Australia this week.
00:09:03 SA Drink Of The Week
 We taste a 2010 Mouvedre Shiraz Grenache  from Spook Hill Wines thanks to winemaker, Dave Gordon. Tasting notes.
00:16:13 Made To Move Minute

Max Martin and/or Dr Nathan Harten from iNform Health and Fitness Solutions, Norwood, present a thoughtful minute for pondering more ways and reasons to get moving and improve your health.

This week: Does exercise help innovators innovate!

00:19:06 Transforming the SA economy

This week, South Australia is feeling more bruised than ever, having learned Alinta is closing its coal mine at Leigh Creek next month, much earlier than expected (with the Port Augusta power station to follow next year), SANTOS has announced more job cuts, we’re still working on plans to fill the gap being left by Holden, and the list goes on. Meanwhile, a dynamic business couple has just conducted another successful crowd funding campaign to get a new, South Australian made product up and running.

So tonight we have a round table to discuss our economic future here in South Australia with:

Local Economic Development Consultant and board member of Economic Development Australia SA, Brian Hales

Innovator, business owner from Botanica Boutique, Lesley Williams

Innovator, business owner also from Botanica Boutique, Simon Zappia

We reference the Uni SA exhibition called ON PAPER, showcasing the great ideas that never happened in SA, like the 1919 plan for an extra ring of parklands about 5km further out from the existing ones, on the basis it would stimulate new growth, and the 1968 plan for a subway system all along King William Street with a level of shopping immediately under the road and above the railway but it was protested against because it was too much like LA.

01:08:12 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.
01:29:08
Time To Think
George Inglis reflects on life, usually while riding public transport around Adelaide.
01:32:30 Adelaide Visa Council
mariah ‏@mkyriac Oct 8 – VISA GRANTED
What is so wrong and boring about Adelaide
01:39:10 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week, Right Now by More and More, has NOT been recommended by our musical curator, Adrian Miller, from Radio Adelaide’s Monday night program, Songcatcher.
01:45:57 Outtake
Use the pen to sue us

Here is this week’s preview video:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

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