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Raising Our Voices

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Produced and presented by people with disabilities covering issues such as housing, discrimination, difficulties with public transport, self-advocacy and other related issues.

Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

Produced and presented by people with disabilities covering issues such as housing, discrimination, difficulties with public transport, self-advocacy and other related issues.

Language:

English

Contact:

1st Floor, Ross House 247 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000 (03) 9650 2722


Episodes

Experiences in the Healthcare System

10/11/2023
This week, Heather, Skye, Lisa and Steve have a conversation about their experiences as people with disability in the healthcare system. They talk about how they have been treated by doctors and other health workers, access to support and information about the different sections of the health system (which can be difficult to navigate), and also the cost of healthcare and lack of financial support. MusicWitch Doctor- David Saville

Duration:00:30:04

Tribute Show

9/13/2023
This month the team celebrates another year on air - 36 years on community radio!Amanda, James and Shona present a tribute show dedicated to self advocates who have passed away and the (wrong!) idea that people with disability can’t make radio shows.

Duration:00:28:38

People with Intellectual Disability's Experience with Bullying and Discrimination

8/9/2023
Chris interviews self advocates Heather, Shona and James, who speak up about their experiences as people with intellectual disability with bullying and discrimination. They talk about how these experiences of bullying and discrimination have affected them and share their ideas about what they think should change in the community, like the need for more disability awareness.

Duration:00:28:17

Living With A Brain Injury

7/12/2023
Lisa, Larissa and Julie speak about living with a brain Injury (ABI). Lisa, Larissa and Julie are all different but share a common experience of acquiring a brain injury.In this show, they challenge the so-called 'tragedy' of ABI, letting listeners know that living with an ABI is not a tragedy or inspirational. They also chat about the 'social model' of disability and the term 'inspiration porn'.They also discuss the isolation people with ABI often experience, and how self advocacy and connecting with others in the ABI and disability community can reduce this isolation.Image Artwork by: Larissa MacFarlaneMusic: Johnny Crescendo Choices and Rights

Duration:00:29:34

RADIOTHON! Rainbow Coloured Disability Stories

6/14/2023
Our radio show gives people with an intellectual disability and acquired brain injury a voice on the airways!Like our Rainbow Rights program this month with Sarah, Skye, James and GregOur past shows have talk about things like disability rights, discrimination, closing institutions, pensions, housing issues, transport and self advocacy.Nothing about us without us!It's RADIOTHON Time!Raising Our Voices has been making radio shows on 3CR 855AM since August 1987 and we think we might be the oldest radio show run by people with a disability in the world.Our goal is to raise $650 of $275,000. DONATE HERE OR HERE at https://www.givenow.com.au/cr/raisingourvoicesAt 3CR all the shows share the fundraising load to help get 3CR $275,000.Please dig deep to help keep 3CR going, and to keep Raising Our Voices on the airways!No amount is too small even $2 is tax deductible. If you can't afford to donate, that's ok, you can share this page with family or friends!Music on todays show was the Rainbow Rights Anthem you find out more about Rainbow rights herehttps://rainbowrights.com.au/

Duration:00:30:29

Our Stories about Disability Housing

5/10/2023
Listen in to this show to hear us share our stories of living in institutions, group homes, SRS's and CRU's; and how we are now all living independently. We want people to know that people with a disabiltiy should not have to live in these institutions, group homes, SRS's and CRU's. Everyone should have the choice to live independently. This show is run by: Shona and Chris, from 'Have A Say Bendigo' a self advocacy group run by and for people with an intellectual disability in Bendigo. James, Heather and Aunty Jane, from 'Reinforce' a self advocacy group run by and for people with an intellectual disability in Victoria.

Duration:00:30:00

Our thoughts on transport issues for people with disability

4/12/2023
Listen in to this show to hear Chris, Amanda and Shona chat about their thoughts on transport issues as people with disability. Song: End Of The Line by The Traveling Wilburys

Duration:00:25:07

Raising Our Voices International Women's Day Special

3/8/2023
In this show Sarah, Mel and Lisa talk about their stories as women with cognitive disabilities. Lisa is a member of Brain Injury Matters. She chats about her experience with ableism and sexism since she acquired her brain injury. Mel is a peer worker at Positive Powerful Parents. She shares her story as a mother with an intellectual disability. Sarah is a member of New Wave Gippsland Self Advocacy and Rainbow Rights. She shares her experience as a Trans, Aboriginal, Lesbian woman with an Acquired Brain Injury. Mel, Lisa and Sarah also chat about how discrimination is still happening on the ground, even though there are anti-discrimination laws and policies. They also talk about the importance of sharing their stories, and supporting others with disability to be empowered and speak up. Songs: What a Wonderful World by Esperanza Spalding Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

Duration:00:30:11

NDIS: Issues, Tips and Tricks!

2/8/2023
In this show Skye, Chris and James talk about NDIS issues, tips and tricks.Skye, Chris and James are all on the NDIS, and in this show they share issues that they have all had with getting the right NDIS funding for the support they need. They also share a few tips and tricks for fellow listeners who use the NDIS to get the best out of their NDIS planning meetings.

Duration:00:22:43

Celebrating Raising our Voices

1/11/2023
This month we revisit our 35th birthday celebration of Raising Our VoicesThe program featured the voices of current and previous presenters, guests, technical producers and supporters who have been with us on the journey since 1987.Disability advocacy has achieved so much over the years and Raising Our Voices led the way in self-advocacy and disability justice.Here's to the next 35 years!Nothing about us without us Music: We are Family - Sister Sledge Get up Stand Up - Bob Marley and the Wailers

Duration:00:30:10

People with intellectual disability's experience with bullying and discrimination

12/14/2022
Chris interviews self advocates Heather, Shona and James, who speak up about their experiences as people with intellectual disability with bullying and discrimination. They talk about how these experiences of bullying and discrimination have affected them and share their ideas about what they think should change in the community, like the need for more disability awareness.

Duration:00:28:17

Living With A Brain Injury

11/9/2022
Lisa, Larissa and Julie speak about living with a brain Injury (ABI). Lisa, Larissa and Julie are all different but share a common experience of acquiring a brain injury.In this show, they challenge the so called 'tragedy' of ABI, letting listeners know that living with an ABI is not a tragedy or inspirational. They also chat about the 'social modal' of disability and the term 'inspiration porn'.Lisa, Larissa and Julie also discuss the isolation people with ABI often experience, and how self advocacy and connecting with others in the ABI and disability community can reduce this isolation.Image Artwork by: Larissa MacFarlaneMusic: Johnny Crescendo Choices and Rights

Duration:00:31:24

Reinforce Peer Workers

10/12/2022
Reinforce Peer Workers Heather and Leonie chat about Reinforce's Self Advocacy Training Unit. They discuss the different types of training run about disability rights, speaking up, and making decisions and the other work the Reinforce Peer Workers do. Contact Annie@reinforce.org.au for more information about the Self Advocacy Matters Conference happening on 19th October 2022https://reinforce.org.au/Music: John Farnham - You're The VoiceREMINDER: The Disability Royal Commission finishes on the 31st December 2022 - your voice is important so make sure it gets heard. CONTACT Julie, Miranda or Mark.PH: 9650 2722EMAIL: mark@amida.org.au

Duration:00:26:15

Revisit with Power in Culture and Ethnicity

9/14/2022
Power in Culture and EthnicityThis month we return to a conversation with Janet and Elizabeth from self-advocate group Power in Culture and Ethnicity (PCE)For more info Contact Janet: 0418 114 558EMAIL: jcurtain.pce@gmail.comCheck out PCE on Instagram: Power in Culture and EthnicityFB: https://www.facebook.com/PowerinCultureandEthnicity/SONG: Hum Toh Dil Chaahe Tumhara by Kumar Sanu + Hema Sardesai PLEASE NOTE: The Disability Royal Commission finishes on the 31st December 2022 -your voice is important so make sure it gets heardCONTACT Julie, Miranda or Mark.PH: 9650 2722EMAIL: mark@amida.org.au

Duration:00:30:04

35 Years and still going strong

8/10/2022
This month we celebrate 35 years of Disability Advocacy on Raising Our VoicesThe program features the voices of current and previous presenters, guests, technical producers and supportersThanks to everyone who has been with us on the journey since 1987.Disability advocacy has achieved so much over the years and Raising Our Voices has led the way in self-advocacy and disability justice.Here's to the next 35 years!Nothing about us without us Music: We are Family - Sister Sledge Get up Stand Up - Bob Marley and the Wailers

Duration:00:29:57

First Peoples Disability Network

7/13/2022
Aunty Jane interviews Uncle Paul from First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) all about the work First Peoples Disability Network do, issues that they feel are important to their mob or Indigenous People with Disability, and how important it is for people to speak up and share their stories with the Disability Royal Commission. Jane wants people to know they will be heard and believed.https://fpdn.org.auJane Rosengrave and Paul Calcott

Duration:00:35:17

Radiothon 2022

6/8/2022
Join the team as they raise money to keep the show on the air for another year We believe we might be the oldest radio show run by people with disability in Australia, with our 35th birthday celebration coming up on 17th August this year. Dig deep to keep Raising Our Voices on the air! If you'd like to add your support: Go to https://www.givenow.com.au/cr/raisingourvoicesOR Drop in to the station 21 Smith St Fitzroy during business hours (9am-5pm Mon-Fri). We have Covid-19 Safe practices in place at the station for your safety.By post:Post your cheque/money order made out to 3CR to PO Box 1277, Collingwood, VIC 3066.By phone:Call 03 9419 8377 (Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm) to pay by credit card.By direct deposit:You can also pay directly into our bank account. Please contact us by phone for details (03) 9419 8377

Duration:00:28:35

What Does Self Advocacy Mean to People with Disability?

5/11/2022
In the first part of a two part series looking at the power of Self Advocacy - Susan and Heather from Positive Powerful Parents speak about Self Advocacy and it's importance in advocating for the rights of parents with an intellectual disability.Positive Powerful Parents is a Self Advocacy Group run by and for Parents with Intellectual Disability.it was started in 2012 by Susan with support from Reinforce Self Advocacy Group.https://positivepowerfulparents.com.au/about-ppp/https://www.facebook.com/raisingourvoicesradio/

Duration:00:29:10

Power in Culture and Ethnicity

3/15/2022
This month we are joined by Janet and Elizabeth from self-advocate group Power in Culture and Ethnicity (PCE)Tune in to find out more ...Contact Janet: 0418 114 558EMAIL: jcurtain.pce@gmail.comCheck them out on Instagram: Power in Culture and EthnicityFB: https://www.facebook.com/PowerinCultureandEthnicity/SONG: Hum Toh Dil Chaahe Tumhara by Kumar Sanu + Hema Sardesai https://www.amida.org.au/

Duration:00:29:19

International Womens Day

3/9/2022
Lisa and Heather discuss some of the issues facing women wth disabilities and the important role self advocacy plays on International Womens Day 2022

Duration:00:27:10