Right Now Radio – the summer edition, live on Triple R!

By Right Now Radio

The Right Now Radio podcast is hitting the airways! For the next six weeks, Australia’s only dedicated human rights radio program will be live on air every Wednesday night from 7pm to 8pm, bringing you all the latest news, views and events.

On Right Now Radio, we’ll speak to Melanie Schleiger, Manager of the Equality Law Program at Victoria Legal Aid, about the causes and consequences of pregnancy discrimination. We’ll also hear from Caroline, who will speak about her own experience of discrimination in the workplace when she returned to work after having a child. We’ll also hear from Thulsi Narayanasamy, Director of AidWatch, about Australia’s foreign aid policy and recently announced cuts to the foreign aid budget. And Ev will be chatting with Maud Clark AM, the artistic director of Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company, about her experience working for over 30 years with women in prison and post release, as well as marginalised young people producing empowering theatre, music and art.  Tune into Triple R 102.7 FM at 7pm!

Those tuning in from interstate should head to Triple R’s website to stream the show live. If you’re a Twitter user, follow #rightsradio to join in the conversation!

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Volunteer with Right Now Radio!

Right Now Radio are currently looking for a Production and Marketing Manager. The P&M Manager will be responsible for the marketing and post-production of Right Now Radio podcasts and implementing the Right Now Radio strategic plan. This includes supporting recording sessions, post-production, editorial work and growing and expanding Right Now Radio’s audience.This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in getting into radio production!

For more information about this position, including how to apply, check out the position description.

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