February 11, 2019
Katherine, Nisa and Yi discuss “Journalists who have made a difference”, including Peter Greste, Mike Carlton and Seymour Hersh: three men of integrity, with different perspectives on reporting the news. On Air by Mike Carlton, The First Casualty by Peter Grester and Reporter by Seymour Hersh
Some of the books mentioned in this podcast include:
On Air - Mike Carlton
The First Casualty: A Memoir From the Front Lines of the Global War on Journalism - Peter Greste
Reporter - Seymour M. Hersh
January 28, 2019
Parenting: Baby Sleep: how to encourage good sleeping habit in your baby and child:Dr Nicole Weeks, Practical Research Parenting – Becoming a parent is a wonderful feeling but many parents struggle to find a routine that works for them and their baby/child. You can find more of Nicole’s research on child sleep at www.practicalresearchparenting.com, and access those free resources by checking on Free Downloads & Resources.
Books mentioned in this podcast: “Becoming Mum” by Koa Whittingham; “The sensible sleep solution: a guide to your baby’s first year” by Sarah Blunden; “Dream Baby Guide” by Sheyne Rowley
Guest: Dr Nicole Weeks
January 14, 2019
Liz Wheeler and Poppi are our guests: Liz, has a degenerative eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa that is slowly taking her sight. Always a reader, this condition took away her high profile career, and changed her relationship with books & stories. Luckily, Vision Australia helped Liz discover Audio books and Guide Dogs sourced Poppi, her guide dog and she has fallen in love with both. Liz in now studying for a Counselling degree. This is the story of Liz’s rediscovery of the joys of reading and acquiring knowledge.
Guests: Liz Wheeler & Poppi the Guide Dog.
December 17, 2018
Your regular Parra Pods host, Katherine. Talks to Parramatta's 2015 Young Citizen of the Year Meihua Gong about the books that made her.
Titles mentioned in the Pod Cast include:
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Ariana Huffington
The Museum of Words: A Memoir of Language, Writing, and Mortality by Georgia Blain
Without You There is No Us : My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kim
December 7, 2018
Grace De Morgan author of 'Everything Happens for a Riesling: Your Not So Fancy-Pants Guide to Wine, visited City of Parramatta Library for our first wine & cheeze author talk.
November 7, 2018
“Resilience” – “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” this old saying speaks to the quality of resilience. Dr Nicole Weeks, a research psychologist at Macquarie University is our guest today. Nicole is working with Resilience Research and training systems, founded by Dr Monique Crane at Macquarie, you can find out more about this at occupationalresilience.com.au -
The material presented in this Podcast is for general information only. Any opinions expressed in the Podcast are those of the guest speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of City of Parramatta Council. City of Parramatta Council is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage which you may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with the Podcast.
October 19, 2018
This Podcast discusses difficult Father/daughter relationships in memoirs. Often in memoir and in literature family relationships loom large, especially father/daughter relationships. All three daughters suffered abuse & neglect in various forms, yet all three are high achieving women. This discussion focuses on these recent memoirs “Small Fry” by Lisa Brennan Jobs, Jeanette Walls “The Glass Castle” and Tara Westover’s “Educated”.