Frontier wars – ‘whispering in our hearts’

This ‘whispering in our hearts‘ may form the basis of justice and reconciliation between aboriginal people and settlers … a radio show by Andy Paine on Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Friday at Noon on5 Oct 2018 … Notes by Ian Curr.

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This week we discuss the Frontier Wars which persisted in colonial Australia right up to Federation in 1901 and beyond. Andy interviews historians Henry Reynolds and Lyndall Ryan.

Lyndall Ryan is a professor at Newcastle University. She has spent the last four years drawing up a digital map of massacres of first nations people in Australia. Henry rentals talks about the whispering in our hearts about the injustice of settlers stealing aboriginal land. Her team have constructed an interactive indigenous massacre map.

Click Map to see detail

The results are pretty grizzly.  Massacres were much more common than the professor thought. In 2014 Lyndall Ryan applied for a grant to the Australian literature council.  one of the first problems she faced was what define a massacre.  she resolved that’s the massacre was the killing of six undefended people in one operation.  Massacre impacts on the whole community. Take 20 people living on…

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Free travel on public transport!

The Queensland opposition often complains that Brisbane trains do not run on time. Public transport is in the doldrums because it is not funded properly and because fares are very expensive, particularly for unemployed, homeless and disadvantaged Queenslanders. Yes, Queensland rail executives should not be getting bonuses. The government is not blameless either, its sold … Continue reading Free travel on public transport!

Music played on 4ZZZ’s Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift is broadcast on community radio 4ZZZ FM 102.1 Fridays at noon on the lands of the Toorubul, Jagera, Ugarapul, Mununjali and Yuggera people. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land.

We challenge the assumptions of our current society, to resist oppression and investigate alternative ways of living for a world based on justice, solidarity and sustainability.

The Paradigm Shift has been broadcast of 4ZZZ every week since 19 Sept 2009 when it was begun by Eliza and Elham. Andy (since 2014) and Ian (since 2011) are the current hosts.

Contacts: Ian on 0407 687 015 or Andy on 0413 205 154

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Some listeners may wish to know the kind of music we play on the Paradigm Shift. We try to select tracks that are relevant to the topic of the week. For example our show on 28 Sept 2018 was about Prisons so we played:

Pataphysics – Learned
Paddy McHugh – Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre
Cold Chisel – Four walls
Aywin – Finesse

The Paradigm Shift meets (or exceeds) the music quotas required on 4ZZZ. Here is the breakdown:

Since 2013 Paradigm Shift has played 1327 tracks.

Australian content 63.38%
Local content 32.63%
Female lead 48.08%
Indigenous content 18.01%
New content 29.16%
Tune in Fridays at Noon 4ZZZ fm 102.1

List of songs played since 2013 (please note that there are a few sounds listed that are not songs and there are some repetitions):

Episode DateArtist­Track name
2/11/12The ParametersPig city
2/11/12Billy BraggRule…

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