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109 – Michelle Lensink: Politics, posture and parenthood


109-michelle-lensink-steve-davisWho pays the most for sex work in South Australia? Michelle Lensink argues that women do and the longer we delay decriminalisation the more women will pay the price.

Michelle is deputy leader in the upper house and takes time out to give us a glimpse into her life in politics, her private members bill, impending parenthood and good posture.

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

Max Martin asks: “Is Wall-E a prediction of our kids future? Will we be a nation of hunchbacks?”

Our SA Drink of the week is another Shiraz from the Coonawarra.

George Inglis reflects on the wicked problems of water.

In music, we hear a song about water.

In the Adelaide Visa Council, we have a panda-sized debate.

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

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00:00:00 Outtake
Lower house commoners
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:41 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.
00:07:04 SA Drink Of The Week
Majella Coonawarra 2012 Shiraz. Tasting notes.
00:10:46 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: Is Wall-E a prediction of our kids future? Will we be a nation of hunchbacks?

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00:16:20 Michelle Lensink
When I told George Inglis we had Michelle Lensink MLC on our program he said, my god, she is shadow minister of just about everything. That’s not quite the case but she does have a varied and interesting portfolio with many areas close to the heart of South Australians, from water and the River Murry, to the status of women. But she’s also been in the news lately because of her private members bill, Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill.
Time To Think
George Inglis reflects on life, usually while riding public transport around Adelaide.
01:14:01 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.
01:36:27 Adelaide Visa Council
Grumplestiltskin ‏@2FBS VISA REJECTED
@TheWrongNoel @TheShowPBAFM @TheAdelaideShow It’s a zoo. The pandas are a touted attraction. It is school holidays. Zoo management are dicks
01:47:21 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week, Water On The Road by Naomi Keyte, has been recommended by our musical curator, Adrian Miller, from Radio Adelaide’s Monday night program, Songcatcher.
02:00:22 Outtake
 Babies take your best nutrients

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SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from 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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