Storm in a teacup? Producer: Clemmie Wetherall Broadcast: Friday 7 February
As the weeks fly by it's getting hard to keep up with all the changes to government policy. On this week's show we take a look at just two areas facing policy changes: Climate Change and Education. Fiona Armstrong from the Climate and Health Alliance joins us to explain the health impacts of climate change. And Misty Adoniou a Senior Literacy and Language Lecturer from the University of Canberra unravels Christopher Pyne's National Curriculum review.
When Science isn't Objective Producer: Jessica Alice Broadcast: Friday 31 January 2014
This edition of Women On The Line looks at recent reports of gender bias within the scientific community. We speak to medical physics PhD candidate Catriona Wimberly about the worrying findings of these studies, as well as the cuts to science funding under the new Liberal government. We also hear from Emily Graslie from The Brain Scoop about the sexism she experiences as a woman with a STEM YouTube channel.
Tell me a Story Producer: Clemmie Wetherall Broadcast: Friday 24 January
On this weeks show we bring you two stories, one that inspires passion and the other outrage. Sally Goldner the Executive Director of Transgender Victoria joins us to discuss the rights of Trans people and the ethics of outing, in response to a controversial news story by American journalist Caleb Hannan . And documentary filmmaker Martha Ansara talks to us about her latest project recording the memories of the Australian anti-conscription movement.
Finding Feminism Producer: Jessica Alice Broadcast: Friday 17 January
On this week's show we talk to three Australian media figures about how they came to feminism: Clementine Ford, Amy Gray and Rebecca Shaw. Find out what set some of our favourite women writers on the road to becoming feminists, and how they view the community now.
Closing the Door on Mental HealthProducer: Clemmie Wetherall Broadcast: Friday 10 January
On this week's show we shine a light on Queensland Health's new 'Locked door' policy; a policy introduced just before Christmas which directed the state's mental health inpatient facilities to be locked as a way of reducing patient absenteeism. Kim Ryan, the CEO of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and Janet Meagher, a mental health activist and a recently retired National Mental Health Commissioner join us to discuss the impact of the new policy. .
Legacy and Memory Producer: Jessica Alice Broadcast: Friday 3 January
In this retrospective edition of Women On The Line we talk to founding member of Socialist Alternative and labour historian Sandra Bloodworth about the passing of Nelson Mandela and his legacy. We also talk with Heather Kirkpatrick, whose film that she directed and produced was shortlisted for the 2013 Walkley Award for a documentary. Mary Meets Mohammad follows the opening of Tasmania's first detention centre.