#19 – My GemSpots!

Now online – some of the programs and/or interviews that, as the producer and presenter of Learning Works on PBA FM in Adelaide from 2005 to 2015, I recall as something special. I’d welcome your comments at any time – tony@tonyryanmedia.com.au

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#18 – A Decade of The Big Screen

On PBA FM in Adelaide from 2005 to 2015, Adelaide film director and author John J McGowan prepared and presented The Big Screen, a mostly monthly review of some recent films. Podcasts and transcripts for 2015 are now accessible on this site, and details of previous years will be added in coming weeks. Please go to The Big Screen menu on this website.

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#17 – From the Archives – Connected Kids

The Law Spot – Connected Kids looks at young people, parents and schools as we continue to adapt to changing technology in our society. As well as looking at rights and responsibilities of students, parents and schools, this series takes a close look at internet safety, cyber-bullying and also of course at the many positives for our connected kids in this digital age. An award-winning project from PBA FM, The Law Spot was produced with support from the Law Foundation of South Australia. While aspects of the law may vary from time to time and across jurisdictions, this 2009 series from the Learning Works archives continues to have important messages for schools, parents and young people in this changing media landscape.

Series Producer/Presenter – Tony Ryan, PBA FM, Adelaide
Writer Study Guides – Dr Greg Carey, Flinders University

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#16 Writers Meet Elders – final report

Writers Meet Elders
Gemma Seltzer (Churchill Fellow 2015) writes:

“I’m pleased to share with you my final report on creative writing & creative ageing, Writers Meet Elders! Exploring the exciting possibilities for making and sharing stories and poetry, it is based on my experiences in the UK, North America and Australia. The report examines how literary activity can engage writers and older adults as audiences, artists, collaborators and participants. It reflects on projects that offer development opportunities for writers.
What do you think? What strikes you as important? What is open to debate? I’m keen to hear your responses and ideas.”

Link to Gemma’s Final Report – www.writersmeetelders.wordpress.com

UK Churchill Fellow Gemma Seltzer, with PBA FM's Tony Ryan, Adelaide, 8 May 2015

UK Churchill Fellow Gemma Seltzer, with PBA FM’s Tony Ryan, Adelaide, 8 May 2015

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#15 Getting of wisdom – Learning in later life

International Exchange and Conferences (12–18 Feb 2017)
A unique collaboration between researchers in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

Professor Barry Golding has advised of a February conference, to be held over two days in Ballarat and Melbourne in Victoria and one day in Wellington New Zealand.

Learning in later life is a relatively new and exciting field of research, and becoming increasingly relevant internationally. The two nations hosting the European exchange (Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa) have only relatively recently begun to acknowledge, celebrate and learn from their rich, diverse and vibrant Indigenous and European ways of being and knowing after centuries of very recent and often painful colonisation. Our aim is to acknowledge, share, listen to and learn from the accumulated wisdom of older people and researchers in the field to help secure and shape our diverse but interconnected futures. (Extracts from conference webpage)

Further information – Getting of Wisdom – Learning in later life

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#14 Writers meet Elders

Update from Gemma Seltzer, Churchill Fellow in the United Kingdom
12 September 2016

Dear Tony,
Greetings from the UK. I hope life in Adelaide is treating you well. Thanks again for meeting with me during my time in Australia in May 2015, to talk about your project Creative Male Ageing – Challenging conventions and exploring new options for older men.

I really did enjoy the conversation (and the coffee!) with your colleague John McGowan and yourself, and am grateful to you both for sharing your ideas and experiences with me, not just on this project, but about utilising broadcast media and online resources with older citizens.

I have now produced a first draft of my Winston Churchill Fellowship report. Over the next month or so, I’ll refine the report, draw out recommendations for the UK, and consider my overall conclusions. Then I’ll publish and promote the report via my website and my networks. I want to use the findings to advocate for the huge range of ways older people can enjoy and engage in literary activity, from performance poetry to literature festivals, from collaborative memoirs to transmedia fiction.

Working as a writer and maker in this field, and as an arts funder, I hope I can encourage more organisations to create exciting literary projects with elders in their communities, and encourage a wider diversity of writers to offer their energy and ideas to older people.

All best wishes
Gemma

Gemma Seltzer
Writing, researching, teaching and making literary projects
www.gemmaseltzer.co.uk

UK Churchill Fellow Gemma Seltzer, with PBA FM's Tony Ryan, Adelaide, 8 May 2015

UK Churchill Fellow Gemma Seltzer, with PBA FM’s Tony Ryan, Adelaide, 8 May 2015

Websitewww.creativemaleageing.com
Produced with support from The Office for the Ageing, The Government of South Australia

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#13 From the Archives – Cyber-bullying

Justice and Legal Issues
The Law Spot – Connected Kids
Program 7 – So what is cyber-bullying?

From our podcast archives as far back as November 2009, this PBA FM program from The Law Spot would seem to be even more relevant several years after first broadcast. The program begins with a look at bullying and the more recent phenomenon of cyber- bullying. Electronic media now provides more opportunities for this kind of activity, and the means of sending out false allegations against others – and other forms of nastiness – much more quickly around the world. Another award-winning project from PBA FM, The Law Spot was produced with support from the Law Foundation of South Australia.

Further information
Listen Now
Study Guide
The Law Spot – Connected Kids (Podcasts and Study Guides)

Tony Ryan
Email – learningworks@pbafm.org.au

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#12 From the Archives – “He’ll be OK” – with Celia Lashlie

In mid 2011, the Australian Institute of Male Health and Studies convened a gathering of professionals in Adelaide South Australia to look specifically at some of the issues facing young males in contemporary culture; with the aim of coming up with strategies that will be of benefit to boys, and facilitate their healthier development and transition towards becoming the next generation of men. Recorded during Transitions – From Boyhood to Manhood, this interview with Celia Lashlie was recorded by Learning Work producer Tony Ryan, for broadcast on PBA FM in Adelaide in mid 2011.

Podcast of interview  mp3 16′ 48″
Links to other interviews during the AIMHS Symposium

Tony Ryan
Email – learningworks@pbafm.org.au

PBA FM radio studios, Salisbury South Australia - Live streaming on www.pbafm.org.au

PBA FM radio studios, Salisbury South Australia – Live streaming on www.pbafm.org.au

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#11 The curtain comes down on The Big Screen

Reflections of a film critic
This was the title of John J McGowan’s final program in the series The Big Screen; in this program, he reflected on his lifetime love of the world of film. After 11 years of monthly programs, Producer Tony Ryan and PBA FM in Adelaide thank John for his always entertaining and informing movie reviews.

Final Podcast – December 2015
For all podcasts and transcripts in 2015, please click here

A Churchill Fellow, John J McGowan was winner of the inaugural Australian Human Rights Commission Media Award (1984), for his seminal ABC Education TV series Six Australians, featuring six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Australians. And in October 2012, John presented a paper at a conference at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, on the portrayal of indigenous people in Australian movies, From Jedda to The Sapphires.

John McGowan, recording The Big Screen, at Studio Ryan!

John McGowan, recording The Big Screen, at Studio Ryan!

Interview – Hollywood’s First Australian
John is the author of Hollywood’s First Australian – the adventurous life of J. P. McGowan, the movie pioneer they called The Railroad Man (2016). This is a revised edition of the book originally published in the United States under the title J.P. McGowan – Biography of a Hollywood Pioneer (2005). The new edition is expanded to 220 pages with 63 illustrations and is available to order online from Digital Print Australia – www.digitalprintaustralia.com/bookstore/non-fiction/biographies/hollywoods-first-australian.html.

Radio Interview – Part 1
Radio Interview – Part 2

Email
John McGowan and/or Tony Ryan can be contacted through this email account:
learningworks@pbafm.org.au

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#10 Award – At Home in the Shed

In the category of Best feature story illustrating positive ageing, the PBA FM radio program At Home in the Shed received the Highly Commended Award, in the recent Older People Speak Out Awards, in Brisbane in November 2015. Supported by the Commonwealth Government, these national awards attract a high level of quality media entries from across Australia.

Poor aka Men's Shed participant Bill, working on restoring his family's 150-year-old child's high chair

Poor aka Men’s Shed participant Bill, working on restoring his family’s 150-year-old child’s high chair

The program At Home in the Shed was recorded on location at the Pooraka Men’s Shed in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. Producer/presenter Tony Ryan and everyone at PBA FM thanks Heather Hewitt, Pooraka Farm Community Development Officer with the City of Salisbury, for support for the production of this program, a part of the 12-part radio series Aspects of Ageing – Creative Male Ageing. Produced with support from The Office for the Ageing, South Australian Government, this project was broadcast weekly on PBA FM in Adelaide from October 2014, and also nationally through the Community Radio Network based in Sydney.

For details of earlier awards, click here.

Tony Ryan
Project Manager
PBA FM Adelaide
learningworks@pbafm.org.au

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