I went to the Liep Gony memorial walk at Parliament House today. It was incredibly moving to watch a community of people come together in a time of sadness, frustration and disappointment, and speak with such positivity to a government and society that has treated them with nothing but disdain.
They walked and sang choir songs, screamed and broke down, pleaded for an end to racial violence. It was brutal, and beautiful.
I made a little soundscape of my journey down to the steps of Parliament from RMIT, and some of the choir songs the memorial crowd were singing on their walk.
On today’s show: Footscray Rubbish Runners are a social running group based around the Maribyrnong River that picks up litter as they run (or walk!). For more information visit @footscrayrubbishrunners on Instagram.
Claire Harris is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of the eco-glitter company Space Vivian. Claire discusses the phasing out of single-use plastics in Victoria, the scourge of plastic waste to marine life around the world and how you can reduce your plastic footprint.
An hour-long special presentation on Keith Humble, the Grainger Centre and Melbourne’s history as an incubator of early synthesiser music, featuring an interview with composer and historian Robin Fox. Presented on RRR’s Max Headroom.