Life Matters

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Life Matters
Country of originAustralia
Language(s)English
Home stationAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Hosted byAmanda Smith[1]
Original release1992 – present
Websitewww.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/

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. Its current presenter is Amanda Smith.[1]

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.[2]

Presenters[edit]

  • Geraldine Doogue presented the program for eleven years from its inception.[3]
  • Julie McCrossin program from 2002 to 2005.[4]
  • Richard Aedy presented the program from 2006 to 2011.[5][6]
  • Natasha Mitchell presented the program from 2011–2018.[7]

Format[edit]

From its inception the program has been broadcast on weekdays from 9 am.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Radio National. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Geraldine Doogue - ABC Radio National". ABC Radio National. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Hungry for breakfast". The Sydney Morning Herald. 13 August 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Richard Aedy - ABC Radio National". ABC Radio National. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  6. ^ Bodey, Michael. "Radio National announces the 2012 schedule". The Australian. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Natasha Mitchell - ABC Radio National". ABC Radio National. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 28 October 2013.

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