When I was growing up in the South West we only had two TV channels so radio was a BIG part of my entertainment.Then when I was a teenager I fell in love with music so it became an even bigger part of my life. I’d sit for hours in my room listening to the radio, taping songs onto cassettes. That’s really where my passion for radio began.I moved up to the big smoke (Perth) and studied sound engineering at WAAPA and in my final year got to do work experience at the ABC in Perth – the rest, as they say, is history.Now I’m back in my favourite part of the world – the South West. I’m starting as your new South West Mornings presenter on Monday (the 12th of January) and I honestly cannot wait!We’ve got loads of great regular guests on the show this year, some great competitions and of course all the local news you need to know about.I’d love to get to know you as well so while I’m on air from 10am – 12pm weekdays, give me a call on 1300 545 222 or text 0448 922 604. You can even contact me on twitter @meghanawoods, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch on our facebook page here.
Kate Lamont’s BBQ Peaches with Whipped Fetta and Dukkah
Charity begins at home for Eaton couple Amanda and Edward Shepherd.The Shepherds have started up their own charity, Helpful Hampers, to help struggling families get through tough times.The South West couple say they have delivered close to 200 hampers of donated food and toiletries since they started out, a year ago. They run it out of their back shed and rely purely on donations from locals.Mrs Shepherd was inspired to start up the charity by a friend’s simple act of human kindness, after she injured her Achilles tendon. “A friend of my husband’s, an Irishman, he actually went out to the shop and bought a couple of bags of groceries for us,” she said.“But what tipped it off was that he actually went to the magazine stand and bought a Woman’s Day, that had a hand cream, for me.“He came around and gave it to me, and I cried. I cried like a baby.”The gift marked a turning point for the Shepherds’ fortunes, and prompted them to think of how they could help others. They say they fill a gap for people who, for a variety of reasons, can’t be helped by larger charities. “That just turned our week around, someone had actually thought about me, gone out of their way and done something,” she said.“It’s just the human act of kindness isn’t it?“I figure if we can do that, somewhere down the track maybe someone can do that for someone else.”If you want to donate goods to Helpful Hampers – no clothes or toys, just non-perishable foods and toiletries – visit their Facebook page to find drop-off points in the South West.ABC South West Mornings producer Georgia Loney met the Shepherds just before Christmas Listen hereDownload audio
Charity begins at home for South West family
22, 2014, in Charlottesville, Va. The new rules say “a minimum of 3 brothers must be ‘sober and lucid’ at each fraternity function.” Sober and lucid is defined as “a brother acting without influence of any substance.” And a section of the agreement entitled “Eliminating Discomfort and Chaos” allowed for a sober monitor to check the door at smaller parties, but for larger parties, frats must hire security guards to do guest check ins. Kent L. Gardner, the executive director emeritus of the Order of Omega, a fraternity and sorority leadership organization that has a chapter on the UVA campus, said the new rules are a step in the right direction. “Will they stop every kind of bad behavior?” he asked. “Probably not, but these are the kind of rules you put into place that help young people make better decisions and limit their bad decisions.” Gardner added that many of the rules are ideas that have been implemented at other schools throughout the country. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/sober-monitors-now-required-uva-frat-parties/story?id=28061306
Workout without the work?
Dry peaches and drizzle with a little olive oil, season with salt and pepper and bbq until nicely coloured and a little caramelised.Meanwhile whip the fetta with the milk to make a smooth paste, you may like to use more milk to make the fetta more like a dressing.Make dukkah by cooking in a dry frypan a teaspoon each of cumin, coriander and fennel seeds and a teaspoon of peppercorns until fragrant, say 3 or 4 minutes. Grind these up to a course mix then add a two tablespoons of roasted, skinned and chopped hazelnuts, a tablespoon of sesame seeds, some salt, about a teaspoon and a teaspoon of sumac.Spread the whipped fetta on a plate, top with sliced bbq peach and scatter with sumac.
A Look at the ‘Sober Monitors’ Now Required at All UVA Frat Parties
Kropas, 23, started her day off Tuesday with intense back pain , but at first, doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with her. Then, they did an ultrasound . “They took one look, and they rushed me off into labor,” she told ABC’s Boston station WCVB . “I found out that I was having a baby at 10:15. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/woman-birth-hour-learning-shes-pregnant/story?id=28111029
17-Year-Old Cancer Patient Can’t Refuse Chemo, Court Rules
If you like the idea of working out without, well, working out, hear what Andrew Whitehouse of the Telethon Institute had to tell Jamie Burnett.Download audio
Woman Gives Birth An Hour After Learning She’s Pregnant
A court hearing ensued in which Cassandra’s doctors testified, and she was removed from her mother’s home and placed in state custody so that the state could make medical decisions for her. She has been has been living at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and forced to undergo chemotherapy for about three weeks. The Hartford Courant reported that Cassandra has an 80 to 85 percent chance of surviving her cancer if she continues with her chemotherapy. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/conn-supreme-court-rules-17-year-cancer-patient/story?id=28093594