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1. Album Of The Week : Tina Arena

Album Of The Week : Tina Arena

Tina Arena's RESET is our Album Of The Week, and her first album of original material in over 10 years. 1233's Grant Wolter spoke to Tina about her amazing success here and in France, the new record, writing her autobiography, and the dangers of growing up in the spotlight.

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2. Tina Arena talks touring Newcastle, self funding her new show and road trip songs

Tina Arena talks touring Newcastle, self funding her new show and road trip songs

Tina arena sets out on national tour this week, stopping in Newcastle September 7th. She chats with 1233’s Grant Wolter via phone from Melbourne, about funding her own tour, her upbeat new album, road trip songs and transparency in the music industry.

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3. Carol Duncan's final show

Carol Duncan's final show

Listen to Carol Duncan's final show, a musical extravaganza with Mark Tinson and a live audience! Guests included: Les Hall and Herm Kovac from the Ted Mulry Gang Pete de Jong from Heroes Trevor Leedon from Rhythms Magazine Connor Wink Dexter Moore Adam Miller & Holly Clayton Andy Firth Grant Walmsley & Ty Penshorn Ronnie Peel & Bob Fletcher from The Rockwells Bruce Mathiske Dai Pritchard Ngariki John Paul Young Russell Morris Bob Spencer from Skyhooks/The Angels Fat Elvis

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4. Touring Artist : Brody Dalle

Touring Artist : Brody Dalle

Brody Dalle, iconic front woman of The Distillers and Spinnerette, is in Newcastle opening for the Nine Inch Nails/Queens of the Stone Age double header tour. 1233's Grant Wolter chats to Brody via phone from Sydney about the upcoming solo debut 'Diploid Love', keeping your voice intact, touring life with her husband Josh Homme, and her childhood memories of Australia.

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5. Janet Elyard reads "The mask of bravery" from the @ABCOpen #500Words project My Big Secret

Janet Elyard reads

Janet Elyard reads "The mask of bravery" from the @ABCOpen #500Words project http://ab.co/1TwUGP6 My Big Secret. Recorded live at the Celebration Of Words Festival (COWS) by open_scully

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6. "I had anorexia nervosa and I’m recovered" - Challenging eating disorder myths

One in every five Australians will experience a mental illness each year. Just take a moment and think about the people you know who are struggling, or managing, their mental illness. It’s #MentalAs Week here at the ABC and all throughout this week we’ll be taking a local look at what’s happening here in the Hunter ... speaking to people who have a mental illness, and how health services are improving treatments. Today 1233’s Hannah Thompson has taken a look at eating disorders, the most deadly psychiatric illness, that’s still very misunderstood within the community as a “choice". She spoke to - Elaine, a local woman who has recovered from anorexia nervosa, - NSW Eating Disorders Coordinator Mel Hart about how our health system helps people suffering from eating disorders - Nicola Ingold, Families, Workplaces and Targeted Prevention program manager at the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, who is working on a new resource to assist ED sufferers and their families cope with the illness.

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7. Both sides of surviving a stroke

Both sides of surviving a stroke

Not everyone survives a stroke but for those who do, rehabilitation and time can allow survivors to transition back into their life. For others, surviving a stroke can be the beginning of problems and significant life changes. 1233's Carol Duncan caught up with blogger Julie Hicks who frequently posts about life after her husband John, had a stroke 5 years ago. John now lives in a nursing home away from Julie and the event has taken both of them down a different life path. Carol also spoke to Novocastrian Peree Watson, who met her husband Ian a few years after his stroke. After rehabilitation, Ian has gone on to open a successful business. -For more information on Julie's Blog: http://msjuju8.com/ -Peree works at the Hunter Medical Research Institute, which conducts valuable research into stroke rehabilitation. Find out more via http://www.hmri.com.au/

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8. LIVE MUSIC: YouTube sensation Codi Kaye tackles bullying through songwriting w/Jill Emberson

LIVE MUSIC: YouTube sensation Codi Kaye tackles bullying through songwriting w/Jill Emberson

Tune in to Jill Emberson on ABC Newcastle weekday mornings from 8.30am via 1233AM, 95.9FM or online at http://ab.co/1233live

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9. Something For Kate, 20 years, Track by Track

Something For Kate, 20 years, Track by Track

Formed in 1994, Something For Kate celebrate thier 20th anniversary this year with re releases, a book, a film and tour. Join Paul Dempsey as he takes 1233's Grant Wolter through 20 tracks for 20 years of Something For Kate! Hear the stories behind all the hits and fan favourites, then hear thwe songs themselves all week on ABC Newcastle.

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10. Local school students performing at Newkulele Festival

Local school students performing at Newkulele Festival

The second Newkulele Festival kicks off tomorrow! Jill Emberson gets a preview with a live performance from local ukelele legend Mark Jackson and some school children who will be performing on the weekend.

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11. Album Of The Week : Boy And Bear

Album Of The Week : Boy And Bear

Dave Symes, Jon Hart and Killian Gavin of the band Boy and Bear join 1233's Grant Wolter for a chat. Hear them speak about their new record, "Harlequin Dream", as well as touring and getting locked in their dressing room with Newcastle fans.

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12. Story Box #558 - Lynda From Maryville - 1st August 2014

Story Box #558 - Lynda From Maryville - 1st August 2014

Lynda is currently bravely fighting breast cancer, and spoke openly with Aaron about how her faith is helping her stay positive.

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13. 2016 Federal Election - Hunter Senate - Ann Lawler, Citizens Electoral Council

2016 Federal Election - Hunter Senate - Ann Lawler, Citizens Electoral Council

This year is a double dissolution election - our first since 1987 - which means a fresh Senate must be elected to the upper house. 1233 Mornings is looking at the Hunter based candidates for the Senate. The Greens, the Palmer United Party, Socialist Equality Party, The Mature Party, Citizens Electoral Council and the Pirate Party will make their pitch to you. Tune in to Mornings on 1233 ABC Newcastle, weekdays from 8.30am via 1233AM, 95.9FM or online at http://ab.co/1233live.

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14. Thirsty Merc performs live

Thirsty Merc performs live

Ahead of their performance in Newcastle tonight, Rai Thistlethwayte and Phil Stack from Thirsty Merc dropped into the 1233 studio to speak with Paul Turton and play a couple of tracks live.

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15. Sally Marchini - Local Dietitian on Diabetes Awareness Week

Sally Marchini - Local Dietitian on Diabetes Awareness Week

Someone you know has diabetes. Whether its a family member, a friend, a workmate, somehow there is a connection from yourself to a diabetic. Diabetes Awareness Week is intended to shine a light on this disease and what we as a community are doing to deal with it. Sally Marchini is a local Dietitian who has had Type One diabetes since she was 12 years old. She joined Gerry Collins to talk about this disease and the support currently available. Free online counselling is available, as mentioned by Sally- diabetescounselling.com.au

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16. STARSTRUCK 2014 - Feature Artist Tom Hamilton & mum Kate Dunn

STARSTRUCK 2014 - Feature Artist Tom Hamilton & mum Kate Dunn

This year Public Schools NSW presents Star Struck 2014 ~ MAGIC HAPPENS at Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June. Here are just a few of the locals involved in the show, speaking to 1233's Nick Gerber

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17. Lambton Public School to celebrate 150 years

Lambton Public School to celebrate 150 years

Lambton Public School is a landmark for many in Newcastle, having stood on the same site for almost 150 years. With the anniversary approaching, principal Jan Partridge and teacher Kerrie Beavan are keen to preserve the memory of the Lambton Colliery, which first gifted the school with the land on which it stands. “The colliery was a big producer of coal in the area and as such Lambton grew up around it. The miners came and settled in Lambton and worked at the colliery, and so it was the children of those miners that actually needed the education in the first place. “It was put forward that instead of the children running around the streets, they needed to be formally educated, so they needed land to be donated - hopefully by the colliery - and as such that’s what they did. They donated some land that was spare that is the site that this school is on now, so for 150 years it’s been on this site,” said Kerrie. The school has an idea for a very unique way of celebrating the occasion. “I think it’s a huge milestone for not only the school but for the community of Lambton, so we want to make it special for the school and community in large. We’re in the process of hoping to secure a coal hopper. “What we’re hoping to do is have it redeveloped and put down on our land on the front of the school here as part of our 150th anniversary and for future generations to know that the school started by granting the land from a mining company. “It’s part of our history, not only of the school, but of the community itself so when we’re all moved on people can look back and say “I see this is where we started, this is how the school began this is how Lambton itself began on the back of the mining community”,” said Kerrie. Jan Partridge says that the process of securing the hopper may be a long one, and is asking for the support of the local community. “The hopper is our dream. Whether it comes to a reality, we don’t know. There’s lots of red tape we need to get through and then if we actually do get it then we have to fundraise money so that we can actually maintain it over the years. “It is what we would like to do because we would like to acknowledge, amongst other things, the history of Lambton and their links with the colliery so we can actually tell the story of Lambton through our playground. “It’s going to take big machinery to move it so hence why we have to fundraise the money to be able to pay to have it moved. It’s a long and drawn out process we have to get through. It will be a community resource, not only a school resource, so we’ll need to have the funds there to cover any costs,” said Jan. The school has plans to get the process in motion and aim to secure as much money as possible to preserve this valuable piece of Lambton. “In the pipeline at the moment is our market-day concert which is coming up in November, so hopefully we’ll make money there. We have a school cookbook coming out so there are lots of different fundraising ideas that we’re trying to come up with at this point just to hopefully raise the money,” said Kerrie. “We’re naive at doing this and we’re just finding our way and anyone who can help us we’d greatly appreciate it,” said Jan. With its establishment in 1865, many local residents have an attachment to the site and their own experiences at the school. “I think it’s very much a central part of Lambton itself. You will find a great majority of the community are second, third generation people. They haven’t left the area they’ve come back, so I think it’s very special to a lot of people in the Lambton community. “I think in most communities these days the schools and the churches are still the focal points of the area and whoever you talk to when you say Lambton School and you tell them Croudace Street, they know exactly where it is. So, it is a major landmark and I think a lot of our parents are ones who came here and they do have fond memories of it,” said Jan. Kerrie Beavan is not only kindergarten teacher at Lambton Public School but her children also became the fourth generation of her family to attend. “My grandfather [came here] then my mother then myself and then my children. So, he was born in 1904 and had his schooling here. My mother came here during the war and then I started here in 1966 and it’s progressed from there. I’ve come full circle and now I’m back here teaching. “I am currently teaching in what was my year one room so I have the kindergarten class down there and yes, it was my year one class when I was here. Every corner of this site has a memory for me though wherever I walk my childhood is here so it’s an amazing opportunity to come back here now as an adult and walk around the same site and teach the next generation. “This school holds a lot of memories for myself, for my mother and even for my children now. We all have this wonderful connection to this school and we all have nothing but fond memories of being here,” said Kerrie. Jan and Kerrie are dedicated to attaining the coal hopper for the school grounds, as they say it will act as a permanent reminder of Lambton's history. “I wanted something for the 150th to be able to recognise where this school originated from, where the Lambton suburb originated from and this will just be a small part of saying “this is where we’ve come from guys”, and the school, what we do in general, is where we’re heading in the future. “There’s a future here and hopefully it’ll be here for a long time after we’ve all gone this little piece here is where we came from and I think the community - I’m hoping that they feel the same way, that this is something that they can look back on and say this is where our school came from this small beginning from the colliery the granting of our land to build our school now let’s look to the future,” said Kerrie. "I think acknowledging our history is a really important part. We can’t forget our past. We’ve got to remember our past that’s what has made us where we are today but we’ve got a future to go to too, so it will be a melding of the old and the new,” said Jan. Interview by 1233's Gemma Wolk Photograph courtesy of University of Newcastle's Cultural Collections

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18. Ian Edwards aka The Blind Chef on @1233Newcastle

Ian Edwards aka The Blind Chef on @1233Newcastle

Ian's Edward's project known as "The Blind Chef" received a significant boost yesterday with Mr Edwards being award a scholarship from the Trevor Drayton Foundation. The scholarship funds awarded to Ian Edwards will help him through the next stage of the project including a web site and planning.

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19. Dr Rachael Dunlop & Carol Duncan re Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network

Dr Rachael Dunlop & Carol Duncan re Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network

A discussion on the decision by the NSW Government to strip the Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network of their charitable status.

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20. 2015 Election: Maitland's Jenny Aitchison with Jill Emberson.

2015 Election: Maitland's Jenny Aitchison with Jill Emberson.

As a mother of two, Jenny understands the pressures local families face. Jenny works hard to support, protect and create local jobs and employs more than 25 staff through her award-winning small business - Aitchison is the Managing Director and CEO of a small number of tourism and hospitality ventures. Tune in to Mornings with Jill Emberson on 1233 ABC Newcastle, weekdays from 8.30am via 1233AM, 95.9FM or online at http://ab.co/1233live.

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