This week, David Pearson joins us from the Don Dunstan Foundation to talk about our former premier and his legacy that lives on through his foundation.
We also have Don Dunstan fans saying Goodnight Don this week.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from Paringa.
Nigel will try to stump us in IS IT NEWS on the topic of Don Dunstan.
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear a snippet from psychologist, Alexandra Frost, on FOMO.
In stories without notice, we discuss Lawrence Leung who will be in town
And in the musical pilgrimage … we hear a new track from Fleur Green and the Keepers.
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Running Sheet: The Don Dunstan Foundation
|We outlasted Matt and Dave|
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:20||SA Drink Of The Week
|2002 Paringa Merlot … tasting notes|
|00:08:16||Stories Without Notice
|Lawrence Leung this week (Thursday, October 12, 2017, 8pm) – tickets available if you’re quick|
Whether you loved him or hated him, there is no doubt that former premier Don Dunstan changed the face of South Australia for the better with even many opponents agreeing the net result of him living among us was positive. From enlightened liquor laws to sexual discrimination, “the Don” made his mark while staying anchored in face-to-face accountability as he mingled deeply with his constituents. Welcome, David Pearson from the Don Dunstan Foundation.
David, will we ever see a politician like Don Dunstan ever again? A man happy to go inside and have a cuppa, house by house, and who frequently just mingled with people in his beloved Norwood?
David, do you need to be an active ALP person to head up this Foundation?
Sadly, I have become increasingly disillusioned by politics. We see the successes and battles that Don Dunstan had and I heard from Greg Crafter at the recent Dunstan event that Don doorknocked and mingled ceaselessly, must we have the evil of factions and machines and grubby choices to enable the ability to do the right things from time to time?
The Foundation has rebooted the Thinker In Residence program to position Adelaide as the “social” capital of Australia. What do you mean by that?
Your first thinker has been, Allyson Hewitt, who leads the social innovation programs at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada, which bills itself as one of the largest urban innovation hubs in the world. Where has she taken us thus far?
Can you tell us about the Zero Project and what makes it different from other approaches at dealing with homelessness?
Thinker in Residence Suzi Soza made a claim that millennials, often considered lazy and self-obsessed, are actually driving a revolution of corporate social responsibility where companies are putting people before profits, citing a 2013 Deloitte Millenial Survey in which these people born between the early 1980s and early 2000s rated improving society as the number one purpose of business. That sounds fine but then Suzi said SA and Adelaide could strengthen its social economy and its entrepreneurial ecosystem through six factors – leadership, culture, resources, frameworks, role models and activities that can support entrepreneurs. That sounds like a wonderful shopping list of buzzwords. How on earth do we bring them from concepts to reality?
Have you read, Never A True Word by Michael Maguire? The characters in that book seemed to throw buzzwords around to distract and to whip up frenzy.
Have you been able to measure the success of your Fringe Guide that pointed out productions with social themes?
I note the Foundation has paused it annual migration update conferences. What is the state of migration looking like in SA? We have things like the Asia Festival and Glendi that highlight cultures but are we breaking through to develop social cohesion?
I just spent time in Arkaroola in Adnamatna country, and got a whole new appreciation for a sense of home and of land, and for the significance of dreaming stories. The Foundation has Aboriginal economic development as one of its core charges. Are there real things happening in SA?
|01:08:33||Is It News?
Nigel Dobson-Keeffe challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
‘Woroni’ – July 1961
Canberra Times – October 1979
Canberra Times – November 1993
And here is Steve’s Captain Adelaide, as discussed during the discussion.
|01:18:53||100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago, we revisit psychologist at Attuned Psychology, Alexandra Frost, in which we talked about how to find happiness and how the phenomenon of FOMO, fear of missing out, is being fuelled by the beautifully curated images people are sharing from their lives across social media. With David Pearson, we wondered out loud whether Don was driven by FOMO on behalf of the state? Or whether a Don Dunstan consumed by social media addiction could have crafted the changes he did?|
|01:25:09|| Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Nadia by Fleur Green and the Keepers, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.
This week we’re bringing you a song from Adelaide alternative pop trio, Fleur Green and The Keepers. They have just released a single called Nadia and are set to release their debut album When The Tide Rushes In on November 3.
With an intricate instrumental arrangement of bounding sounds varying between sweet and heavy pop melodies, ‘Nadia’ is a percussion-laced ballad weaving between chiming vibraphone, brittle xylophone, heavenly strings and glorious horns. The film clip also features one of my favourite humans in the world, Giovanni Clemente, performing a baritone sax solo so epic his hat flies off his head.
Fleur explains that “Nadia is the name of a friend of hers who she met on set at the Adelaide run of the Opera Australia production of La Boheme. They developed a great friendship after sharing a dressing room. She always loved her name and she based the song on the role she played in the opera – a lady of the night,”
The full 12-track album touches on themes surrounding mental illness focusing on the humour, light, grace, love and persistence that can come from it. Fleur is a strong supporter of the destigmatisation of mental illness and the creation of artistic work that provides insight into the many facets of having a severe mental illness. Mental health issues are still stigmatized in this country and Fleur suggests that perhaps they should be revered in some instances. “Given the right education and resources, broken brains can create necessary beauty and insight in this world and we need to give people who suffer the resources to do so.” She explains.
If you like the track and want to check out Fleur Green and The Keepers live they have a gig on October 20 at the Jade Monkey and then there’s the Album Launch on November 4 at the Grace Emily.
|The gag came off this morning … Shout out to Paringa|
Here is this week’s preview video:
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