“If you have ever felt perplexed by how we get to a better world, if you have ever felt like you are seeking but never finding the answers, the Getting to Better Together podcast is for you. Emeritus Professor Richard Bawden- the host of the podcast, explores ideas, opinions, provide facts and evidence in support of the aim of getting to better together. This podcast is being presented by USC Centre for International Development, Social Entrepreneurship and leadership in one acronym CIDSEL.”
"Mapping the Territory
Professor Richard Bawden explores ideas, opinions, provide facts and evidence in support of the aim of getting to better together.
Sunday 6th June 2021
Guest: Professor Maria Raciti
In this episode, our host Richard Bawden has a conversation about differing views of the world with Maria Raciti who is professor of marketing and director of the indigenous and transcultural research centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Sunday 3rd June 2021
"The Importance of Together"
Guest: Tami Harriott – General Manager of the USC Centre for International Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CIDSEL).
Sunday 4th April 2021
"The Good Life"
Guest: Roger Packham;
Roger Packham is an Associate Professor at Western Sydney, who has had a long passion for, and practical experience as an educator with the vital issue of how our values, especially our ethical and moral beliefs, influence the way that we live our lives.
Sunday 11th April 2021
"Thoughtful and Committed Citizens"
Guest: Tony Wellington
Tony Wellington has worked as a professional photographer, filmmaker and author. He has a BA in media and communications and has lectured in film craft. Tony has also represented Noosa Shire as a local government Councillor and a Mayor.
Sunday 25th April 2021
"Food for Thought"
Guest: Amber Scott
There are few issues more relevant or immediate t our them of Getting to Better Together, than the food that we eat. Indeed we can argue that the quality of our food is absolutely central to the quality of our loves. And this all starts with a concern for the way that our food is produced and distributed. These are issues that our host Richard Bawden pursues in this episode with his guest Amber Scott who not only holds to this principle with a passion, but who does everything that she can to put it into practice as a small-scale producer - and much more besides. As she reveals in her conversation with Richard, Amber is involved all the way from farm to fork in an extraordinarily innovative initiative in the Mary Valley in South East Queensland.
Sunday 7th August 2021
"A Youthful Voice"
Guest: Creole Wihongi
The state of the world tomorrow will belong to the youth of today. How does the current younger generation feel about that prospect? With all the current turmoil on so many social, economic, political, and environmental fronts, can today's young people be at all optimistic about the future that they will have to encounter? Richard's youthful guest in this episode certainly thinks so. Listening to his interview with the very talented Creole Wihongi, an International Studies and Law student at the University of the Sunshine Coast, is a truly uplifting experience. Throughout their conversation, which ranges across a wide spectrum of contemporary issues and their potential impact on the future, Creole is delightfully and almost defiantly optimistic.
"A Voice From The Business World"
Guest: Howard Dare - All too often when we talk of participation in the search for community and environmental betterment, we forget about the role that corporations could and should play and indeed are playing in actuality. In this episode we speak with a past business leader, Howard Dare, whose personal story certainly deserves to be heard in this regard.
Sunday 9th May 2021
"Education for Sustainable Development"
Guest: Jen Dollin
Jen Dollin is responsible for education for sustainable futures at Western Sydney University and in this conversation with Richard, she explains what this entails. With her emphasis on networking both locally and internationally, Jen provided a wonderful example of Getting to Better Together within the vital context of sustainable futures.
Sunday 23rd May 2021
"Learning from the Future"
Guest: Oliver Freeman
In this episode, our host Richard Bawden talks with Oliver Freeman who is a futurist and one of the pre-eminent scenario planners in Australia. The conversation ranges over a number of issues related to the theme of developing foresight or learning from the future. This is of huge significance given the turbulence of the complex and ever-changing times in which we are living.
Sunday 20th June 2021
"Doing Politics Differently - Unleashing the Power of the Community"
Guest: Cathy McGowan
From time to time, something happens in the Australian political sphere that restores our collective faith in a grassroots participative democracy that places Getting to Better Together at the forefront of consideration. Cathy McGowan's community-based election and parliamentary tenure on the crossbenches of Federal parliament from 2013-19 as the independent member for Indi in northern Victoria, provided a quite remarkable example of such an episode. In this interview with our host Richard Bawden, Cathy shares her thoughts and critical reflections on 'doing politics differently'.
Sunday 18th July 2021
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