Sun, 29 November 2015
The Australian federal government’s no-jab-no-pay laws will remove childcare benefits, rebates and the Family Tax Benefit A end-of-year supplement from parents who don’t immunise their children.
After legislation was passed by the Senate, the changes will start on from the 1st January next year, with exemptions for medical reasons.
After she wrote a detailed blog post in response to the news – I asked an Immunisation expert from the University of Sydney, Associate Professor Julie Leask, on what is new and what remains the same with these laws.
This interview aired in a shorter version (just the first nine minutes or so) on radio station RTRFM on Tuesday, 24th November.
Are you a skeptic want to know what’s going on in Europe with all those other skeptics out there? Or are you just an interested person who wants to know about science and reason, no matter where in the world you may be? The European Skeptics Podcast has started – and you should check it out. Find them on iTunes here and on Facebook here and their official site here!
I spoke to one of the co-hosts András Gábor Pintér, about how it got started – and their first interview is out already – listen to the Pilot episode that came out on 18th November, featuring an interview with Gábor Hraskó, chairman of ECSO/European Skeptics.
Tremendous thanks to the radio station RTRFM, where the first interview aired previously, especially producer Peter Barr.
This episode is brought to you with thanks to Patreon supporters – they include: Steven, Finch, Josh, Linley, Gold, Brian, Paul, Dr T, Iggy, Lukas and Andrew. Thanks to everyone who contributes and please consider joining to help continue these shows at patreon.com/kyliesturgess.
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm HKT
Sat, 7 November 2015
Most of us have come across a TED talk before on the net, but this weekend the popular event is coming to Perth.
TEDxPerth will bring together experts from all different fields to share ideas and talk innovation. From musicians to scientists, the event aims to cover as much ground as possible. TEDxPerth Creative Director Joel Miller joined me on RTRFM's The Mag to talk about what we can expect from the event today. You too can join in on the event, by checking out the livestream at http://www.tedxperth.org/livestream
This month was the anniversary of the longest running film franchise - Gojira, released on November 3rd, 1954. Godzilla is famously known for smashing down buildings and turning cities to rubble. He’s faced off against three - headed monsters, King Kong and even an evil space-version of himself.
I spoke to the host of Kaijucast.com - a podcast dedicated to Godzilla and all of his rubber-suited foes, Kyle Yount.
The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate) is a comedy about God from the biblical texts themselves - and when you enter the mind of the creator of the universe, from Genesis to Revelation, you soon learn that being God isn’t easy.
Chris Matheson is a screenwriter whose credits include the movies Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey - and I got the chance to speak to him about this new novel, The Story of God.
Tremendous thanks to the radio station RTRFM, where these interviews have aired previously, especially producer Peter Barr.
This episode is brought to you with thanks to Patreon supporters - they include: Steven, Finch, Josh, Linley, Gold, Brian, Paul, Dr T, Iggy, Lukas and Andrew. Thanks to everyone who contributes and please consider joining to help continue these shows at patreon.com/kyliesturgess.
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:43am HKT