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On the Couch with Sarah Runcie

Who is Sarah Runcie? The Chief Executive Officer of the Brisbane Writers Festival, mother to a red-headed, and occasionally red-tempered, nine-year old, a garden enthusiast, an avid reader and eldest daughter of four. Wh...
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On the Couch with Jason Noble

Who is Jason Noble? A clarinettist and long standing member of leading contemporary music group Ensemble Offspring. I grew up on the Mid North Coast of NSW in Port Macquarie, one of a clan of nine children, and ended up ...
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On the Couch with Elizabeth Hill-Cooper

Who is Elizabeth Hill-Cooper? The Chief Executive Officer of Victorian Opera, a gardener, a retired dancer, a dog lover, an opera director and a choreographer. What would you do differently from what you do now? I would ...
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On the Couch with Dr Lou Bennett AM

Who is Dr Lou Bennett AM? My name is Dr Lou Bennett AM. I am Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung. I am an artist and academic. I am a language activist. What would you do differently from what you do now? I could have been a gre...
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On the Couch with Gusta Mara

Who is Gusta Mara? I’m Gusta Mara, an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Samoan man from Far North Queensland. This is my second year dancing with Bangarra Dance Theatre. What would you do differently from what you d...
Robynne Murphy AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Robynne Murphy

Who is Robynne Murphy? I’m supposed to be a retired steelworker, gone bush to fish and garden. But not only am I a volunteer firefighter who got thrown into the thick of horrendous fires 6 months ago, but I was about to ...
Rafael May AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Rafael May

Who is Rafael May?   I am the composer for the films Hearts and Bones (released only a few weeks ago), I Am Woman (coming out later this year when cinemas open) and documentaries such as Ghosthunter (winner of the Sydney...