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What The Hills?!

Release Date: 01/01/2022

Transcript: What Sparks Your Fire? show art Transcript: What Sparks Your Fire?

What The Hills?!

Voiceover: Welcome to What the Hills. With a lifetime of living here, we are Adelaide Hills locals just like you. That's why what the Hills is your program for the Adelaide Hills. We focus on the stories from the place where you live. And now he's your host, Kimberley Franklin. Kimberley: What sparks your fire? The Peramangk people have always been a people of fire. We all know of their history of making and sharing fire with their neighbors. After many long years since the disruption of European settlement, the Peramangk are back, proud and strong, growing that fire of their culture and their...

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What Sparks Your Fire? show art What Sparks Your Fire?

What The Hills?!

The Peramangk people have always been a people of fire.  We all know of their history of making and sharing fire with their neighbours.  After many long years since the disruption of European settlement the Peramangk are back, proud and strong, growing that fire of their culture and their language right here in the Adelaide Hills. This week I caught up with Courtney Hebberman, a Peramangk and Ngarrindjeri woman, who is doing everything she can to share and grow her culture in the community. Courtney is an amazing person, and we could have chatted for days about all of her interests...

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What's her story? Samantha McGrail show art What's her story? Samantha McGrail

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This week's guest is United Australia Party candidate Samantha McGrail.   Samantha decided last year that the best thing she could do to stand up for what she believes in is to represent the party which most closely aligns to her views.  Having never been involved in politics before, it's been a very steep learning curve for her to get to this point.  Samantha is undeterred, however, and is looking toward the election with great determination.

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Transcript - What About Something for Mum? show art Transcript - What About Something for Mum?

What The Hills?!

We have a special Mother's Day guest for you this week.  I'm talking to Lisa Yates from the Mount Barker Mum's Group on Facebook.  We talk about the very beginning of the group, how it's grown over the years, and what it offers to the parents of the Mount Barker district - and much further afield.  The group has had a big impact on its members, with support and information being offered on all sorts of topics from nappy rash to surviving the teenage years.  So much of an impact that it was recognised in the 2022 Australia Day Awards. And I'd like to say Happy Mother's Day...

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What The Hills?!

Happy Mother's Day! We have a special Mother's Day guest for you this week.  I'm talking to Lisa Yates from the Mount Barker Mum's Group on Facebook.  We talk about the very beginning of the group, how it's grown over the years, and what it offers to the parents of the Mount Barker district - and much further afield.  The group has had a big impact on its members, with support and information being offered on all sorts of topics from nappy rash to surviving the teenage years.  So much of an impact that it was recognised in the 2022 Australia Day Awards. And I'd like to say...

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What do you love about Main Streets show art What do you love about Main Streets

What The Hills?!

A quick midweek episode all about Nairne's main street. Main Streets Week is coming up, and if you love Nairne's main street, this is your opportunity to show it by entering a photo competition. Listen in for details, and to hear all about why Eduardo thinks Nairne's main street is special.

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What's going on at St Andrew's? show art What's going on at St Andrew's?

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Helen from St Andrew's church in Strathalbyn talks about upcoming events being run as part of the church's huge fundraising effort. Why do they need to raise funds?  What's happening?  Will we hear bagpipes? All this and more will be revealed!

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What's her story?  Rebekha Sharkie show art What's her story? Rebekha Sharkie

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This week's guest is current serving member and Centre Alliance candidate, Rebekha Sharkie. Rebekha has been serving the Mayo community for the past six years, and says it's a job she loves and wants to continue doing.  Given that she sees the election as a job performance review, I asked her all about how she thinks she's been doing so far. We covered topics from aged care and health to telecommunications and how she works with other members of parliament at both the state and federal levels.

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What Happened to Charlie? (Transcript) show art What Happened to Charlie? (Transcript)

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This week on What The Hills we present a special Anzac program. For me as a kid growing up in a service family I've seen Anzac day dawn services all over the country.  At military bases, in major cities, in tiny country towns, and at the beach.  I've seen the popularity of attending the services swell leading up to the centenary of the 1915 landing at Gallipoli, and it's been heartening to see so many young people attending, either with their families or independently. This year, I have a story to share with you.  Over the past few years I've been slowly researching the...

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What happened to Charlie? show art What happened to Charlie?

What The Hills?!

This week on What The Hills we present a special Anzac program. For me as a kid growing up in a service family I've seen Anzac day dawn services all over the country.  At military bases, in major cities, in tiny country towns, and at the beach.  I've seen the popularity of attending the services swell leading up to the centenary of the 1915 landing at Gallipoli, and it's been heartening to see so many young people attending, either with their families or independently. This year, I have a story to share with you.  Over the past few years I've been slowly researching the history...

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More Episodes

Hands up who's looking for something new to read?  It's summer and there's no better way to spend some relaxation time than escaping into a good book.  If you can find one written by a local author, all the better.

The Adelaide Hills is full of authors in all genres.  Whatever it is that you want to read, you can find it written by an author who just might also be a neighbour.  It's one of the little perks of living here.

LJ Duncan has just published the third book in his dystopian series, and has already just about finished a brand new book - a crime thriller based in South Australia.  He's a Hills local - in fact he lives just down the road from me.  You can't get more local than that.

LJ's books, though, are at first glance not very local at all.  His sot (air) ia series takes place in a dystopian future where our world is almost unrecognisable.  But very soon we discover that Australia is centre stage, and not in a good way.

I caught up with LJ to talk about the process of writing and self publishing, where he gets his inspiration, and all about his books.