National Talkblack 170619

National Talkblack 170619

On todays National Talkblack via NIRS – NIRS – National Indigenous Radio Service we had:

Jeremy Marou and Tom Busby from Busby Marou in the studio yarning with Trevor who are on their way up to Murray Island in the Torres Straits to film the final arts of ‘Turn it Up’ one of the album tracks. Thomas wrote it about Jeremy, his family and their journey from the Torres Strait Islands to Rockhampton and what it was like growing up there. A full choir and Jeremys uncles using traditional instruments within the track.

They have a new album being released later this year titled ‘The Great Divide’. The album title hopes to provoke thought around bridging all the great divides in people’s lives.

Shontell Leah Ketchell – Screen Writer & Content Creator. Is the recipient of the Talent Development Fund: early-career writer from Far North Queensland. She will be working with script editor Stephen Davis to develop a romantic comedy feature film, “Adorkable” – a funny and relatable story, centred around the romantic life of an awkward 29-year-old woman.

Damien Mealey – Registrar And Manager JPs Branch. Department of Justice and Attorney-General coordinating a visit of a number of government services to Coconut Island this coming Tuesday. Some of the services include: 
• Blue Card Services
• Victim Assist Queensland
• JP Branch Cdec training
• Courts Innovation Program
• Transport Main Roads – Indigenous Licensing
• ATSILS – Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Legal Service. We believe this is the first coordinated visit of agencies to take place on the Island.

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We would also like to thank the Community Broadcasting Foundation and PMC for their support here at BBM 98.7FM