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June 13, 2024 15 mins

Muswellbrook woman Nicky Redgrove is braving freezing temps to stage a daily protest vigil outside the gates of BHP's Mt Arthur mine,  as she fights for improved work safety.  It's a messy legal fight, as Nicky deals with chronic pain after a freak accident on the job. 

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Darren Cutrupi unfolds the heart-wrenching story of Jo Ufer, whose son Joshua tragically lost his life in the 2010 Pike River Mine explosion in New Zealand. At just 25, Joshua was following his father’s footsteps into the mines when disaster struck, claiming the lives of 29 men. This episode delves into the risks of mining and the powerful legacy left by those lost. It's a story of tragedy, memory, and a mother’s enduring love, ech...

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May 30, 2024 17 mins

Being an independent female filmmaker in the Upper Hunter.

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May 23, 2024 15 mins

By day, she is known to her students at Scone Grammar School as their PE teacher.

But once the school bell rings, Yasmin Clydsdale becomes one of the best female rugby league players in Australia.

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Muswellbrook's Stephen Ford is all for second chances. Not only has he cheated death twice in his life,  his company is now giving prisoners a chance to be upskilled for life on the outside.  

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May 9, 2024 24 mins

After the heartbreaking loss of her son Will to suicide at just 24 years old, Pauline Carrigan turned her grief into a force for change. In this episode, Pauline shares the emotional story of her loss and how it led her to found "Where There’s A Will," a wellbeing education program that has already impacted thousands of students across Upper Hunter and beyond.

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A lot of is going on to fill the Upper Hunter, from Liddell up past Merriwa, full of solar power generation but is that the only solution to replace our old coal fired power stations? We talk to former Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull about his push to use two local dams to keep the lights on.

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April 25, 2024 14 mins

Re-energising the Upper Hunter.

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The Upper Hunter community will commemorate Anzac Day with the rest of Australia on April 25.

72-year-old Vietnam Veteran Bruce Brown invited us to his home at Parkville near Scone to share some of his stories from the frontline of war and talks about the importance of still remembering the conflict over five decades later.

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April 11, 2024 15 mins

The rise of domestic, family and sexual violence in our community.

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March 28, 2024 30 secs

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