The members of our radio group have chosen the series title, conducted a lot of the interviewing, and chosen some of the music. As a group we have learnt interviewing skills, composed interview questions, recorded voice-overs and brainstormed ideas for these shows. We’ve also had a lot of hands-on and in the field fun with excursions to 4ZZZ102.1 and the ABC studios, met a lot of new people from the radio and disability support community, and even made our own t-shirts!
The 10 part Segments series (8 minutes each) is downloadable from our Soundcloud account at:
We would like to thank the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia – Segments Series – for allowing us to tell our stories to a national audience.
I hope you enjoy our efforts, the ARP radio group were simply awesome to work with. We look forward to our second semester group starting in late August.
Voiceability – Synopsis
|Episode and Synopsis||Voices|
|1. Getting around: Moving about the world as a person with a disability is fraught with difficulties. In this first episode we talk about some of our lived experiences of people with a physical disability. Music: PKN, Atmosphere.||Alicia, Jayden, James, Ben & Kim|
|2. Work: A form of socially valued activity that many people with ID miss out on, work is also a valuable place to meet people and make friends. Music: PKN, They Might Be Giants.||James, Felice, Jesse, Ben & Kim|
|3. Education: Our group talks about the good and bad of their educational experiences. Music: PKN, Alice Cooper.*Trigger warning* This episode has content that may upset people who have experienced trauma||James, Felice, Michael, Jayden, Ben & Kim|
|4. Family: Love them or hate them, we can’t choose them. We talk about family. Music: PKN, Jack Johnson.||Jesse, James, Jayden, Ben & Kim|
|5. Independent Living: One of the challenges for people with ID is achieving independence. Music: PKN, Tralala Blip.||Felice, James, Jesse, Jayden, Ben & Kim|
|6. Animals: Some of our best and most memorable friends are our pets and animals we admire. Music: PKN, Gorillaz feat. Lou Reed.||Glenn, Leona, Bernadette (ABC), Alex (4EB)Ben & Kim|
|7. Mental health and disability: People with ID often suffer from depression and other mental health problems. Our group recognise the importance of seeking help. Music: PKN, Vitamin String Quartet.*Trigger warning* This episode has content that may upset people who have experienced trauma||Jayden, James, Jesse, Ben & Kim|
|8. Community: What does it mean to be part of a community? What is the experience of inclusion for people with an ID? What is real social inclusion? Music: PKN, The Tragically Hip.||Felice, James, Morrie, Ben & Kim|
|9. Seeking support: No one is an island. Living with an intellectual disability often means our island is populated with support workers, carers or guardians. Music: PKN, The Kinks.||Ben & Kim|
|10. Being and disability: Is it only a word? How does it define, or not? Music: PKN, David Bowie.||James, Felice, Jayden, Ben & Kim|