Life Matters

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Life Matters
Country of originAustralia
Language(s)English
Home stationAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Original release1992 – present
Websitewww.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/
Podcastwww.abc.net.au/radionational/feed/2883550/podcast.xml

Life Matters is a radio program that has been broadcast on Radio National by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation since 1992. The first presenter was Geraldine Doogue, and as of 2021 Hilary Harper and Michael MacKenzie present the program.

History[edit]

Life Matters was created as "a program charting social change" by Doogue, then Radio National general manager Norman Swan and producer Joanne Upham in 2002. Doogue had been recruited to the ABC in 1991 to present Offspring, a predecessor program to Life Matters.[1]

Presenters[edit]

  • Geraldine Doogue presented the program for eleven years from its inception.[2]
  • Julie McCrossin presented the program from 2002 to 2005.[3]
  • Richard Aedy presented the program from 2006 to 2011.[4][5]
  • Natasha Mitchell presented the program from 2012 to 2016.[6]
  • Amanda Smith presented the program from 2017 to 2018.[7]
  • Hilary Harper and Michael Mackenzie have presented the program since 2019.[8][9]

Format[edit]

From its inception the program has been broadcast on weekdays from 9 am.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tarica, Elisabeth (11 July 2002). "Doogue's 10 years with the issues that matter". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Geraldine Doogue - ABC Radio National". ABC Radio National. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Hungry for breakfast". The Sydney Morning Herald. 13 August 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Richard Aedy - ABC Radio National". ABC Radio National. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  5. ^ Bodey, Michael. "Radio National announces the 2012 schedule". The Australian. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Natasha Mitchell - ABC Radio National". ABC Radio National. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Changes at ABC radio: Margaret Throsby leaves daily radio, Chris Bath joins". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  8. ^ "ABC RN announces new shows and voices in 2019". ABC Radio National. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Life Matters - Programs". ABC Radio National. Retrieved 16 February 2021.

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