October 2018

September 2018

CLOSURE – OR – NOTHING

2018-09-25T14:02:07+00:00By |Categories: 30 Stories in 30 Days, Audio|

In March 2011, Rachel Funari disappeared from Bruny Island, Tasmania. Rachel was an intelligent, vivacious American who had been living in Australia since 2001. Her disappearance was one of the highest profile missing persons cases in Tasmania’s recent history, and prompted an extensive land, sea and air search. No trace of her has ever been found. Georgia Moodie retraces Rachel’s last steps, and speaks to her family about how they have come to terms with her disappearance. This story was produced by Georgia Moodie for Earshot on ABC RN. It features music from the Tasmanian group, Julius Schwing Trio, from their album inspired by the landscape of Bruny Island, edge2 : isthmus. The supervising producer was Lyn Gallacher and the sound engineer was Tim Symonds. www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro…r-nothing/7877140

The Chameleon Architect

2018-09-25T14:04:42+00:00By |Categories: 30 Stories in 30 Days, Audio|

Australian architect Ross Langdon and his partner Elif Yavuz were eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child when they were both killed in the Westgate Shopping Mall attack in Nairobi in 2013. The tragic news sent shock-waves across the world as family, friends and colleagues learned of their untimely deaths. In just three years Ross had gained a reputation in East Africa for designing beautiful, ecological buildings, using innovative materials. He believed architects should be like chameleons, adapting their ideas to the surrounding landscape and the people and culture who lived in it. He formed close ties with the local communities he worked with and as a result he left behind a legacy as a dedicated architect and a loyal friend to all who were fortunate enough to know him. Elif had been doing research on malaria and working for the Clinton Foundation in Uganda and Tanzania. This documentary was first broadcast on ABC RN Earshot. Producer: Helene Thomas. Sound Engineer: Russell Stapleton. Supervising Producer: Claudia Taranto www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro…architect/8889788