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Hosted by Peter and Robyn Birch, Business Advisory Community Radio (BACR on BACR) is a community radio show on Bankstown Auburn Community Radio (100.9FM Sydney), dedicated to supporting businesses in the Bankstown and Auburn communities of Australia.
 
Welcome to the WeedSmart Podcast! Each fortnight we'll whip around the cropping regions, focusing on weed control and issues which have cropped up (pun intended). Your hosts, Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman will be poking fun at themselves and each other. We look forward to giving you a snappy, informative update from the comfort of your tractor, ute, or wherever you may be on the road or farm. Every other week, we also produce a Regional Update podcast, which is a short interview with a lo ...
 
We discuss all facets of Australian reptiles and reptile keeping! Your Hosts: Peter Birch ( Author: The Complete Children's Python, ECO Herpetological Publishing & Distribution, 2013.) Owner and operator at "Colourful Critters' since 2005. He runs his facility from his family home, nestled on 8 acres in the tranquil Ourimbah Valley on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. The whole collection was recently re-located from the main house to its new purpose facility in early 2012. The move was d ...
 
Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth ...
 
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On this edition of the podcast, we’re focusing on controlling herbicide resistant ryegrass. We’ll hear from grower Murray Scholz, who is based in Culcairn, NSW. Murray and wife Emma are having a real win with grazing to keep ryegrass at bay. We’ll also be hearing from University of Adelaide’s Dr Peter Boutsalis. Peter will provide an update on clet…
 
On the 25th of August, Peter Birch connected for a livestream Q&A session on YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook with Jeff Smoot, CEO Infomedix & David Ryan, CIO Northern Health. The session focused on the importance of fostering strong relationships between technology vendors and hospitals, how to approach building partnerships, and what happens when t…
 
Have we learned that the military is not necessarily the best tool for the job? On this show New Republic journalist Jordan Michael Smith talks about the self imposed failures, squandering America’s power. Right after the attack, the world was The post 20 Years after 9/11: Are We Any Smarter? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The assault on science and reason:we’ve seen it before. In the plagues of the 1300s and in 1918, as well as Covid-19, fear and uncertainty combine to draw out extremism. On this show professor of history at Messiah University (an The post Plagues and Extremism: The Perfect Storm appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
On the 11th of August, Pete went live with Steve Vlok from Celo to talk about all things to do with communication and healthcare, including: Shadow IT Change Management in healthcare and best approaches to introduce innovation Importance of real world clinical experience Virtual hospitals / decentralising the hospitals The importance of identifying…
 
In this podcast episode, we talked to Google Developer Expert Peter-John Welcome about his experience in Android DevOps, the roadmap to mobile success and the steps developers need to take to get there. PJ is a Google Developer Expert for Firebase from Johannesburg, South Africa. He’s a vocal advocate for Mobile DevOps with over 10 years of experie…
 
The dehumanized Amazon warehouse as pictured in the movie Nomadland is more benign than reality. There is an “existential bleakness” where every instant is being watched, humans serve robots, and one can be fired by algorithm. In his powerful new The post The Biggest, Most Inhuman Power in America: Amazon appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Listen to this interview with James Scollay from Genie Solutions, about their integrated cloud platform, innovation in healthcare, and a vision for the future of the healthtech industry. In this episode, Pete and James talk about: What Genie has been up to since James’ last appearance on the podcast on episode 19 back in October 2019. Why are clini…
 
We’ve had a bit of a break from the Regional Update as we were in Esperance for WeedSmart Week – but we’re back! This week we’re heading to the western region. We hear from farmer Daniel Birch who is based near Coorow in Western Australia’s mid-west. Daniel recently took part in a resistance survey conducted by Australian Herbicide Resistance Initi…
 
Loneliness, do you know how to solve this problem? Anton Cush is the Founder of includi. Anton has over twenty years of healthcare industry experience, with a focus on digital health and technology commercialisation. Includi is the online marketplace addressing loneliness. Includi works with people experiencing acute and chronic loneliness. It uses…
 
WeedSmart Week Esperance was a great success, so in this episode we provide recap on how it went. We hear from growers on the day and also our machinery day host, Ben White from Kondinin Group. We also be hear from Sean Roberts from Syngenta on their new sorghum seed safener Epivio C. New Content WeedSmart Week Forum Video Recordings Throwing a wid…
 
What do you think healthcare’s digital workforce will look like in the future? Angela Ryan has worked within the Australian health system for more than thirty years in senior leadership, executive and clinical roles, across federal, state and local settings. She is also a health informatician, digital health strategist and clinician executive. In t…
 
Healthcare is moving into the future with Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics, are you? Dr Valerio Vittone has a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Virology to identify complex conditions relating to disease. He has held key research roles in Australia and spent a lot of time analysing DNA sequences with bioinformatics tools. In this episode, Pet…
 
Anything but monolithic, the newly victorious Taliban have internal divisions and are desperately seeking stability. Many confuse the Taliban with Al Qaeda and even ISIS, but the truth is ISIS was the Taliban’s enemy, and the country of Afghanistan is The post Now They Must Govern: Prospects for the Taliban appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive…
 
Innovate your advance care planning process with digital technology Dr Merran Cooper is the CEO and Founder of Touchstone Life Care. She has a team of world-class experts and is launching an enterprise offering that helps patients, doctors, vendors, providers and advisors in aged and palliative care. Touchstone Life Care protects and communicates p…
 
Diagnosing respiratory conditions with a smartphone...how is that possible? Tony Keating is the CEO and Managing Director of ResApp. He has over ten years of experience in commercialising technology. Tony created the initial business strategy for ResApp over five years ago and has led the company to date. ResApp is developing digital healthcare sol…
 
Here we are well into the 21st century and we’re stuck on imperialism, a 19th century western idea. Meanwhile a new non-western, non-American, nonaligned world is emerging. And perhaps it’s a very good thing. On this show international journalist Patrick The post The Emerging Post-American Non-West Order appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
We’ve got the secret for long-term weight loss and it's not just about eating less and exercising more! Dr Nick Fuller is a globally recognised obesity expert and from the Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney/RPA Hospital, where they run Australia’s largest weight management service. Interval Weight Loss is scientifically preventing wei…
 
You may not have heard of Rich Trumka who passed away suddenly August 5th. From working in the mines of Pennsylvania he served as president of the AFL-CIO from 2009 to 2021. Our guest today is once and future president The post After Rich Trumka: Now What for Labor? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Are you up-to-date with the current healthcare trend - healthcare payment? Marcus Wilson is the CEO of Surgical Partners and is passionate about implementing technology-based solutions for the complex challenges facing healthcare practices. Surgical Partners is a solution that is helping practices around Australia integrate their accounting informa…
 
They come to us as they were from millions of years ago and today they are vital to fighting Covid and other diseases. On part one, Author William Sargent talks about his new book Crab Wars. The demand is outstripping The post Horseshoe Crabs and Covid//Biden’s Options for China Policy appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
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Our Northern Extension Agronomist, Paul McIntosh joins us for this Regional Update for the north. He gives a good wrap on what to be thinking about in the region. He also gives an overview of the important weed control topics covered in our latest webinar. Webinar Check out our latest webinar, "What’s next in the North for weed control?" here. Weed…
 
Great stone monuments to the glory of war serve to silence the pain. Currently four times as many troops and veterans die by suicide as in combat. Our guest on today’s show is Moravian University professor of religion Kelly Denton-Borhaug. The post Veterans and Suicide: The “Moral Injury” We Don’t Want to See appeared first on Keeping Democracy Ali…
 
It’s the ideal fear generator; there’s nothing more awful than child abuse. Intentionally whipping up such fear is a tried and true tool for crushing democracy. Cosmopolitan globalism, the prospect of losing white male hetero dominance has been effectively played The post The Global Right’s Bizarre Obsession with Pedophilia appeared first on Keepin…
 
Virtual care is putting hospitals on the right track to surpass the ailing and ageing issues. Ben Magid is CEO of Virtualcare and has expertise across all aspects of digital health. He is passionate about the power of emerging digital technologies. Virtualcare is an end-to-end remote care automation platform focused on creating technology to enable…
 
On this edition of the podcast, we’re providing a preview on our WeedSmart Week in Esperance event, which is now only two weeks away! We hear from Beaumont farmers, Phil Longmire, and son Tom. Tom will be presenting at WeedSmart Week, providing a farmer experience on the forum day. Phil, Bindy and Tom Longmire run a family farming business based in…
 
Serious games are becoming an effective way of increasing patient engagement and positive behavioural change. Should we get serious about games in healthcare? This is a panel session recorded at the Talking HealthTech Winter Summit featuring Carolyn Mee from SoundScouts, Jim Cook from University of Sydney, Kiran Ijaz from Australian Institute of He…
 
Regime change in Iraq was on Bush’s agenda since 1998, September 11 merely enabled it. On this show is historian Larry Hartenian whose new book is titled George W Bush Administration Propaganda for an Invasion of Iraq, subtitled Absence of The post 9/11 At 20: So, Why Did We Attack Iraq? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Smart clothing is the next generation of remote monitoring tech, are you subscribed yet? Shem Richards is a biomedical engineer and the founder of Goldilocks. Goldilocks is a smart clothing company aiming to reduce the cost of healthcare and increase the value of care beyond the hospital walls. In this episode, Pete and Shem discuss how smart weara…
 
Everyone knows the tax code is there to serve the richest Americans. But when it was created, the tax code was actually intended to tax only the richest. The Progressive era was a way out of the last Gilded Age The post America Will Be Lots Richer With No Billionaires appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
In this episode, we hear from Kerry Stratton from InterSystems, who speaks about innovation in healthcare surrounding COVID-19, including telehealth. He also discusses the concept of value-based care and the importance of healthcare data. This episode covers how technology can improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare in rural and remote …
 
In this edition of the Regional Update, we're catching up with Farm and General Agronomist, Greg Warren. Greg will be presenting at WeedSmart Week next month, so gives us a bit of a snapshot of what he'll be focusing on. You can find out more and get your tickets here. We also get an overview of what growers should be thinking about at the moment i…
 
We hold their debt, they hold ours. Yet both countries are openly preparing for all out high intensity war. Flashpoints in the South China Sea. Nationalism here and in China. But as US Foreign Policy historian Lawrence Wittner explains, though The post Does it Have to be Militaristic Competition With China? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive…
 
Are you appealing to the real foundational issues in digital healthcare, or are you just creating widgets? Demogene Smith is currently the e-health Program Manager for Mid North Coast Local Health District NSW. He is a Senior technologist with a passion for driving digital change. MNCLHD covers the Port Macquarie Hastings Local Government Area in t…
 
On this edition of the podcast, we’re going to chat to the Northern Grower Alliance CEO, Richard Daniel about the results they got from survey they recently did on optical spraying. Some of the results were quite surprising, especially when it came to how farmers were using the sprayers. We also hear from Cotton Australia Chair, Hamish McIntyre. He…
 
Fear leads to actions people often later regret. Why are people who’ve been against guns now buying them up? The pandemic isolation and fear of shortages is part of the explanation for the current surge. Feeling safer beats actually being The post Anti-Gun Americans Become a Wave of New Gun Owners: What? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
How do you feel about care coordination, convenient or not, necessary or not?Dr Chris Hobson is the Chief Medical Officer at Orion Health. He has twenty years of experience as a physician working in primary and secondary care, including ten years of experience in family medicine. Orion‌ ‌Health‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌global‌ ‌award-winning‌ ‌‌health‌ ‌tech‌‌ ‌…
 
About Keegan Keegan is the Lead iOS/macOS Developer at Shotflow and along with Pietro Rea, he has co-authored the recently published book, iOS App Distribution & Best Practices. The book is a how-to guide for everyone who wants to deploy apps, whether they are becoming Mobile DevOps practitioners or release managers in their team. You can follow Ke…
 
The most dangerous thing to be in Central America is a water defender. The transnational mining interests frighten regional governments with massive lawsuits if they don’t get their way. And they have killed. But as the new book The Water The post David Beats Goliath: Water Over Gold appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Technology is meant to make life easier, so what is it doing for your healthcare practice? Landell Archer is the CEO and Co-founder of Elypsys. Landell works with clients to create digital solutions designed for the exact people who use them. Elypsys is a proudly Australian-owned and operated business, dedicated to delivering human-first solutions …
 
Remember Nixon’s “law and order?” It was a clever way to get whites to buy into racist repression. On this show author historian Alfred McCoy (who revealed government heroin distribution to GIs in Vietnam) says the continuing “war on drugs” The post The Intent of the Drug War: Repress Black People appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Did you know that 60 to 80% of medical errors are attributable to communication breakdown? Will Pamment and Aiden Roberts are the cofounders of SimConverse. They’re two medical students who are passionate about solving the issues in healthcare communication that lead to harming patients. SimConverse creates Artificially Intelligent virtual patients…
 
In this episode of the Regional Update, we catch up with our Southern Extension Agronomist, Chris Davey. Chris has been traveling across the Mallee region in the last week, catching up Matt Witney from Dodgshun Medlin and meeting growers across the region to talk all things WeedSmart. We get an overview from Chris on his trip, as well as a regional…
 
President Biden is doing what presidents rarely do: seeing reality and making a change. At no small political risk. Are we abandoning the women to Taliban brutality? Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the conservative Cato Institute, former assistant to President The post Afghanistan: We’re Outta There, Now What? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Aliv…
 
This episode focuses on what it takes to be a quality leader in health and aged care during uncertain times, and speaks to some of the amazing things women are doing in the Australian digital health space. First up, we hear from Jacquie Gilfedder from Telstra Health. Jacquie shares her insights on how COVID-19 has had some transformational impacts …
 
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