2nd SA Snapshot to be Conducted by the ABC

The SA Report, now in its second year, encourages debate about South Australia. 891 ABC Adelaide and ABC Local Radio are inviting South Australians to join the discourse during a special day of broadcasting on Thursday June 28.

 Business, academic, sporting and community figures will again join forces with ABC presenters for a series of one hour panels where South Australia’s performance is rated. Audience contributions are invited via talkback, email, SMS and social media.


Some questions being raised by the ABC for discussion include: How do South Australians feel we are performing as a State? Who really drives the political agenda? What can we do to keep our economy strong? What’s the state of the arts in ‘The Festival State’?  How well are we developing our sporting infrastructure and fostering local sporting talent? Is Adelaide really Australia’s most liveable city? How do our regional residents fair?


Each panellist will submit a score out of ten in their chosen genre, with final results to be announced on air and published online on Friday June 29 at http://abc.net.au/adelaide.  In 2011 the results were mixed with Politics 6/10, Economy 6/10, Arts 7/10, Sport 5/10 and Social issues and Liveability 5/10.


From 891 ABC Adelaide the SA Report panels for 28 June will comprise:


Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan discussing politics between 8.30am and 9am with Ian Smith, Managing Partner and Corporate Advisor at Bespoke Approach, Professor John Williams, Dean of Law at University of Adelaide and expert in constitutional law, Paul Starick, Editor, Digital, The Advertiser and Felicity Lewis, Mayor of Marion.


Mornings with Ian Henschke discussing the economy between 10am and 11am with Peter Vaughan, CEO Business SA, Jane Kittel, Managing Director, Bank SA, John Spoehr, Executive Director, Australian Institute for Social Research and the Centre for Labour Research, Dick Blandy, Adjunct Professor of Economics, School of Management, Uni SA and Peter Martin, Economics Correspondent, SMH and The Age.


Afternoons with Sonya Feldhoff between 1pm and 2pm discussing society and liveability with Dale West, Director Centacare Catholic Family Services, Khadija Gbla – Young South Australian of the Year 2012/Sudanese refugee, Scott Hicks, Film-maker and Nick Tridente, Architect and Urbanist.


Drive with Spence Denny between 4pm and 5pm discussing sport with Andrew Capel, The Advertiser, Jan Sutherland, CEO Sport SA Institute, Peter Walsh and Matt Clinch, SA Grandstand.


Evenings with Peter Goers between 8pm and 9pm discussing the issues affecting the arts with Douglas Gautier – Adelaide Festival Centre, Christie Anthony, Creative Director of the Adelaide College of Arts, Anthony Peluso , Director, Community Engagement, Country Arts SA and Sam Wright, local music producer and publicist.


Regional ABC Local Radio stations will contribute to the SA Report by hosting their own panels, predominately in the Mornings timeslot:


ABC South East: Limestone Coast Mornings with Stan Thomson 8:30-11:00 live from the Millicent Library

ABC South East Morning program with Stan Thomson will be broadcasting live from the Millicent Library and Resource Centre on Ridge Terrace, Millicent. Their SA Report forum will look at the social, economic, artistic and sporting life of the Limestone Coast. Guests include the Wattle Range Mayor Peter Gandolfi, former ABC Advisory Council member Moira Nagle and local export promoter Steve Chapel. 8:30 to 11:00 am Thursday June 28 on ABC South East, 1476 AM and 1161 AM.  


ABC North & West and ABC Eyre Peninsula Mornings with Ann Jones

Mornings with Ann Jones on ABC North and West will focus on Spencer Gulf’s four main cities. They will speak with key community leaders and thinkers from Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Whyalla.  From 9:00 am Ann will spend a half an hour on each city with guests exploring its economic, cultural and other unique strengths. The SA Report on Mornings with Ann Jones, ABC North and West, 8:30 to 11:00 am Thursday June 28.  639 AM across the North and West, 1485 AM and 693 across the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast.


1062 ABC Riverland: Riverland Today with Narelle Graham at the Chaffey Theatre

Riverland Today with Narelle Graham will be taking the program to the Chaffey Theatre, Seventeenth Street in Renmark for the SA Report. Riverland Today will be checking the Arts pulse of the Riverland with panellists including Minister for the Arts John Hill, world renown and Waikerie born ballet dancer Chris Morley and Riverland Youth Theatre director Olivia Allen. The SA Report on 1062 ABC Riverland and Mallee, 8:30 to 11:00 am Thursday June 28 on 1062 AM.


999 ABC Broken Hill Outback Outlook

999 ABC Broken Hill’s Outback Outlook will host its second annual Far West Focus. The panel will examine statistics indicating that the population of Broken Hill is shrinking and growing older, and discuss the prospect of a new mining boom and jobs in the electricity industry on the horizon reinvigorating the Far West of New South Wales. Outback Outlook will feature prominent local thinkers to look at the economy, health and the cultural life of one of the nations most distinctive communities. Far West Focus with Chris Jeremy on 999 ABC Broken Hill, 8:30 to 11:00 am Thursday June 28 on 999 AM.  


Also, Late Afternoons with Annabelle Homer between 4pm and 5pm will be discussing ‘how does regional South Australia rate when it comes to supporting those affected by cancer’ with the Cancer Council’s Jacquie Bowden, General Manager of Cancer Control and Kate Cameron, Cancer Council Helpline Nurse; Adjunt Professor Belinda Moyes, CEO Country Health SA; Hank Jorgen, General Manager of Centrelink; Julie Marker from Cancer Voices; Louise Bond, bowel cancer patient from Mannum. Plus Annabelle will include a roundup of each regional Morning program’s ratings.