Podcast Episode

Urban Legendary Eleven

The Eleventh Urban Legendary Show!

Remember, if you’d like to support the show (and get behind-the-scenes content and rewards – check out the Patreon site at patreon.com/kyliesturgess. For as little as $1, you can help with the hosting and producing of the show – as well as my immense gratitude for your support. What follows is a series of interviews, conducted by Kylie Sturgess, some of which have featured on RTRM.

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The School Of Life was in Perth briefly as a popular pop-up – with lectures, talks, workshops and philosophical inspiration for everyone.

I had the chance to speak to Ande Rostenberg, one of the philosophical powerhouses behind the School of Life – and we had a chat about art and the thinking life of Perth. This interview was aired during RTRFM’s RadioThon.

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Australian states and territories will not remove the unpopular “tampon tax” on female sanitary products, despite opposition from the public and numerous political voices. A 10% goods and services tax applies, as they are considered “non-essential items”, even though condoms and sunscreen are given the concession.

A recent mass petition revived over 90,000 signatures, beginning with the efforts of uni student Subeta Vimalarajah; this month Mia Lethbridge made a music video called “Drop it ’cause it’s rot” to protest the “unfair tax”, with a parody of Snoop Doog’s  “Drop it like it’s hot,” featuring Christine Forster, the sister of Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

I spoke to protesters outside Perth’s Parliament House about their efforts to raise awareness about the “tampon tax”.

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A Bill passed in the Lower House of State Parliament this month has brought WA a step closer to recognising Aboriginal people as the state’s first Australians.

The legislation coincides with Federal debate on the subject as both sides argue whether a 2017 referendum should go ahead.
Reconciliation WA supports recognition as a necessary step and is urging Parliament to give it’s support. The organisation’s Executive Officer James Black and Program Officer Kimberley Benjamin have their say about the issue.

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This episode is brought to you with thanks to Patreon supporters – they include: Finch, Steven, Josh, Linley, Gold, Brian, Iggy, Lukas, Dr T, Gerry and Andrew. Thanks to everyone who contributes and please consider joining to help continue these shows at patreon.com/kyliesturgess.

Thanks to the radio stations RTRFM who have supplied these recordings, especially Peter Barr. Hear more great audio at  www.rtrfm.com.au.

Check out the Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess to find out more. Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kyliesturgess and check out previous shows at www.tokenskeptic.org.

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Music “Pushed Away” by Mitchell Gannon: https://soundcloud.com/mitchell-gannon

Ice Core Scientist: http://www.youtube.com/user/icecorescientist

Additional Voiceover by Pamela Quevillon: http://speakeasynarration.com

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