Phoebe - I agree 100%.
I went through school with our local radio DJ and he was the *loveliest* person, and you would cry if you'd heard the crass, insensitive bogan he has become on-air. It's real lowest-common-denominator stuff.
I tend to listen to the BBC etc through NewsRadio more than the local media these days: I'm finding much of the local stuff way too parochial and celebrity / US-focussed. F'r instance, who CARES what Carl Sandilands (?) said about
Magda Subzanski... which I reckon might just have been a beat-up by Ch10 to get MS a media profile the day before her "new" (ie rehashed reruns) show was about
to debut, anyway. A week later and people are still ranting about
it. Incredible, and quite manipulative, I think.
Well, this is off-topic, isn't it??!! I hope you do get to listen to the podcast. Apparently there's about
to be a big symposium on chronic pain, in an attempt to boost CP to the front of the health-care agenda, in the same way that "chronic" (ie elderly) illnesses have increasingly become the focus of bureaucratic concern & attention. I hope it works, because I think that those of us who have chronic pain *and* chronic illnesses are left, too often, with neglected and unmanaged pain.
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