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Overnight with Michael McLaren

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Overnight with Michael McLaren

    Overnight with Michael McLaren: 25th February

    Overnight with Michael McLaren: 25th February

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    • 2 hrs 40 min
    Terry Barnes

    Terry Barnes

    Michael McLaren's weekly political chat with Terry Barnes

    25/02/21

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    • 9 min
    Sir Donald Bradman left us 20 years ago

    Sir Donald Bradman left us 20 years ago

    On the anniversary of the passing of Sir Donald Bradman 20 years ago, Michael is joined by Rina Hore, Executive Director of the Bradman Museum, to discuss the life and legacy of the man former Prime Minister John Howard in 1997 called the "greatest living Australian".

     

    Sir Donald George Bradman (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001), nicknamed "The Don", was widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman, if not cricketer, of all time.

    The story that he practised alone with a cricket stump and a golf ball is part of Australian folklore, as is his meteoric rise from bush cricket to the Australian Test team taking just over two years.

     

    Before his 22nd birthday, he had set many records for top scoring, some of which still stand, and became Australia's sporting idol at the height of the Great Depression.

     

    During a 20-year playing career, Bradman consistently scored at a level that made him, in the words of former Australia captain Bill Woodfull, "worth three batsmen to Australia" and he drew spectators in record numbers.

     

    In keeping with his status as a true ‘Aussie Icon’, Bradman's image has appeared on postage stamps and coins, and a museum dedicated to his life was opened while he was still living.

     

    On the centenary of his birth, 27 August 2008, the Royal Australian Mint issued a $5 commemorative gold coin with Bradman's image and in 2009, he was inducted posthumously into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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    • 13 min
    Labor MPs need to stand up to Albanese on nuclear

    Labor MPs need to stand up to Albanese on nuclear

    Michael is joined by Theo Theophanous, former Victorian Labor energy, resources & industry minister, who argues that the Labor Party has a history of sometimes intense opposition to nuclear. But Labor also has what should be a proud history, under Bob Hawke’s government, of progressing uranium exports beyond the illogical two-mine policy.

     

    Mr Theophanous writes, ‘Hawke commissioned a report by chief scientist Ralph Slatyer that found Australia had the most stable geology in the world to store nuclear waste. Hawke later enunciated his vision at the Garma Festival in 2014 to use royalties from such storage to enhance the lives of Indigenous Australians. Despite initial support by Indigenous groups, the left managed to kill the proposal.’

     

    'Other Labor leaders, including former premiers Jay Weath­erill and Bob Carr, were prepared to consider nuclear. These leaders were constrained by the Howard government’s legislation, passed in 1999, prohibiting nuclear.  John Howard’s action was born of expediency.  He needed Greens support to get the GST and other measures through the Senate and this was their price. Ironically, Howard now supports nuclear.’

     

    ‘Today, Labor is at a crossroads and should draw on its past leaders. But, sadly, I think Labor is incapable of considering lifting the ban on nuclear while Anthony Albanese is leader.'

     

    ‘If Albanese is not capable of leadership in these important areas for the sake of our country’s defence and to address climate change with a nuclear energy option, Labor must look elsewhere.’

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    • 13 min
    Overnight with Michael McLaren: 24th February

    Overnight with Michael McLaren: 24th February

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    • 2 hrs 40 min
    David Flint

    David Flint

    Professor David Flint chats to Michael Mclaren on the weeks political news.

     

    24/02/21

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

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Intelligent, concise, resourceful, enjoyable - waking at 4am is made easier with Mr McLaren

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Michael Mclaren, Is The Best Announcer, On The Radio! He Is So Intelligent, Along With So Much Common Sense. A Great Voice For Radio. He Is So Interesting Too Listen, It Is Such A Pleasure, To Hear Him Speak! Also He So Polite, Even With Difficult Listeners, And He Has A Great Sense Of Humour! Marjie Brisbane.

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