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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Blurb: May 4th 2010


4/05/10 with ROBYN Hodge and SARAH McInnes.

With just me and Robyn in the studio, the show has a girl’s only vibe! Soon broken by our favourite Bernard Ryan.

Book News:

- Torquay Froth and Bubble Literary Festival, at Torquay College (45-55 Grossmans Road) 19th and 20th of June, 1-4pm. Experience a Living library, where you can register to be a book or a reader. You will attend the event and borrow a book (living person) for 20 minutes, and be able to ‘read’ them. If this interests you or you think you would be a great read for someone then register by email to
More info at

- Qualified librarians are becoming a dying breed, as Kevin Rudd’s billions are building thousands of school libraries. Amanda Ellingworth, is the example in this story, she is now the only librarian at the Melbourne school where she works. Her student numbers have jumped from 900 to 1,200. Studies have found only 13% of Victorian primary school libraries are staffed by a professional librarian and with many in their 40s, they are due to retire in the coming years. Librarians are saying there is a lack of promotional opportunities and only four tertiary courses nationally to train them. People see them as unnecessary because students are now looking online for information, rather than the shelves, but the issue has become that some students are unable to use the Dewey system to find books and don’t know where to locate the index.

Song: The Gold Canary – Cloud Control / Sponsor messages
Story: Nelson Mandela’s Favourite African Folktales, ‘The Hare and the tree Spirit’

Bernard Ryan: Talks about some new books coming out soon and other book news.
Dianne Fahey, ‘Sea Wall and River Light’, short stories. Bernard reads the poem Tides.
Reviews Carmel Bird, ‘Child of twilight’. It’s a bit slow to start, but has great characters that you still think of even after finishing the book. Has a very playful tone, with chapter headings that read like movie titles.

Song: Amy V ‘Enough For Now’ / Sponsor messages

Interview: Leanne Stein, Arts Access Officer, Borough of Queenscliffe.
Discussing the events of the SEA OF WORDS festival this month.

Song: Bakerlight Radio, ’Don’t Judge Me to Hard’

Last song: Message from Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, from Nelson Mandela’s Favourite African Folktales.

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