RiSE multicultural community radio program
Kim S. MacKenzie pioneered, produced and presented the bi-monthly 45 min RiSE radio program which aired on Brisbane Radio 4EB for over 2 years, from May 2017 to July 2019.
RiSE programs were cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary with a human-centred orientation and feature inspirational interviews with ‘Global Citizen’ creative thought-leaders on the RiSE in Australia and beyond.
RiSE was shortlisted for the National Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcasting Council (NEMBC) 'INNOVATIVE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR' award in 2018
RiSE Program 28 - 'INTERCULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS' - Aired June 19
Featuring the inspirational work of Trish Purnell-Webb and John Flanagan, founders of the RELATIONSHIP INSTITUTE AUSTRALASIA, and the application of the Gottman Therapy Framework to cross-cultural relationships.
RiSE Program 27 - 'WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA' - Aired May 15
Feature interview with Aleem Ali, CEO of 'Welcoming Australia', celebrating Australia as a MULTICULTURAL SUCCESS STORY.
RiSE Program 26 - 'A MESSAGE FROM AFRICA - The Music of Bortier' - Aired April 17
Featuring the INSPIRATION and WISDOM of Master Drummer Bortier Okoe, Global Citizen representative of the Greater ACCRA lineage of Ghana in West Africa.
RiSE Program 25 - 'GONE BEYOND - SACRED RHYTHMS OF TIBET' - Aired March 20
Feature interview with Tenzin Choegyal and Shen Flindell of the Tibet2Timbuk2 band, and the inspiration behind their new EP 'GONE BEYOND' and the annual Brisbane-based Festival of Tibet.
RiSE Program 24 - 'LEARNING TO GIVE' - Aired February 20
Featuring the charity work of Spanish international student Miriam Aguero Lorenzo, co-founder and volunteer behind the Lenabon-based 26 Letters Charity, supporting vulnerable refugee children from Syria.
RiSE Program 23 - 'RiSE SUMMER CHILL' - Aired January 16
A 'chill out' music-focused program featuring a selection of inspirational music from all around the world.
RiSE Program 22 - 'THE RISE OF COMMUNITY RADIO IN AUSTRALIA' - Aired December 28
Introducing new Radio 4EB broadcaster Monica Tseng, and the organisations supporting the RiSE of community radio in Australia.
RiSE Program 21 - 'THE COLOURS OF SPAIN' - Aired November 23
Featuring the history and future of the Flamenco art form by Australian-based Flamenco artist Simone Pope, Director of the Flamenco Studio based in Brisbane.
RiSE Program 20 - 'LITTLE SPRING FLOWER' - Aired October 26
International student Joyce Chen from Taiwan reflects on her early life growing up in Taipei, her experiences in Australia, and the future of her country.
RiSE Program 19 - 'WISDOM FROM THE SEA' - Aired September 28
Navy Lieutenant Jerry retires early in life to pursue his dream of sailing a yacht around the Asia Pacific.
RiSE Progam 18 - 'RESTORING THE HOLY GRAIL - The Sacred Places of Sri Lanka' - Aired August 24
Celebrating PEACE, UNITY and HERITAGE PRESERVATION in SRI LANKA with language teacher & Radio 4EB broadcaster Sugee Kannangarra.
RISE Program 17 - 'STORIES AROUND THE FIREPLACE' - Aired July 27
Retired Senior Officer Graeme Thom from the Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) explains the important role that 'story telling' plays in the fire fighter job, and how technology is taking it to a brand new level.
RISE Program 16 - 'HARMONY STREET - Expat Life in Penang' - Aired June 22
Special feature on creative multicultural living in the UNESCO heritage township of GEORGETOWN, Penang Malaysia, with expat entrepreneur Michelle from SPIRAL SYNERGY.
RISE Program 15 - 'NEW FRONTIERS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH' - Aired May 25
Australian film maker and academic Dr Gerard Reed from the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) of The University of Adelaide is pioneering new entrepreneurship frontiers.
RiSE Program 14 - 'WOMEN IN UNIFORM'
What can Australia learn from women only police stations in Argentina to tackle the wicked problem of domestic violence? Special feature interview with Professor Kerry Carrington, Head of School of Justice, Faculty of Law, QUT.
RiSE Program 13 - 'THE RiSE OF AURELIA'
Special feature interview with Australian-born international singer/songwriter AURELIA, and the story behind her solo career launch.
RiSE Program 12 - 'AN HEROIC AFFAIR WITH ANCIENT ICELAND'
Features the creative talent of Kári Gíslason, QUT Associate Professor in Creative Industries, and co author (with ABC broadcaster Richard Fidler) of 'Saga Land'. Kári takes us back in time to meet his heroic Icelandic ancestors.
RiSE Program 11 - 'CULTIVATING EMOTIONAL BALANCE'
Unique insight behind the founders, history and mission of the Chenrezig Institute, with Sanskrit scholar and translater Corey Jackson who left his career as a jazz pianist in Toronto to study Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan language in India. He holds a degree in Psychology and Sanskrit from the University of Sydney, where he was awarded the Khyentse Foundation award for excellence in Buddhist Studies.
RiSE Program 10 - 'ICELAND LEADING THE WAY'
A special feature on Iceland to celebrate it being the first country in the world to legislate equal pay in the workplace on Jan 2, 2018.
RiSE Program 1 - 'FINDING THE SWEET SPOT'
Unique insight into what the old cooperative business models offer our new Aussie and Asia/Pacific SMEs.
RiSE guests are Clem Campbell - Past President of the United Nations Association QLD branch, and Grant Venning, Asia Pacific Agricultural Development advisor.
RiSE Program 2 - 'BITTEN BY THE BUG'
Features Australian startup entrepreneur Gerard Doyle who shares his highly valuable business start up insight.
RiSE Program 3 - 'BRAIN CUDDLES'
Features new Australian inspiration and new 'Brain Cuddle' music by Taiwanese descendant musician/composer and PhD student Matt Hsu.
RiSE Program 4 - 'GO BIG RED'
Features Dr Andrew Zimbroff from Lincoln University Nebraska and his entrepreneurial start up 3D workshops in regional QLD and Bangladesh.
RiSE Program 5 - 'IGNITING COMMUNITY CULTURE'
Features Fire Station 101 Ipswich Community Manager and QLD office of the Chief Entrepreneur ecosystem researcher, Chad Renando.
RiSE Program 6 - 'POWER TWEETS'
Features Professor Martin Obshonka from the Australian Centre of Entrepreneurship Research and his Twitter personality disclosure research of high flyer entrepreneurs including President Trump.
RiSE Program 7 - 'GIVE TO RECEIVE'
Celebrating HEART and CHARITY with the inspirational Australian social entrepreneur Steve Bellamy, founder of The Pencil Tree, charity supporting children living in remote areas of India and Nepal.
RiSE Program 8 - 'A PLACE TO CALL HOME'
Dedicated to the 30,000 Asylum Seekers currently in 'limbo' in Australia, who have been forced to flee their beloved home countries. An insightful program featuring the PhD research of former international policy advisor and speech writer to the Australian Prime Minister's department, Merrilyn Delporte.
RiSE Program 9 - 'PEACE NOT WAR'
Features Professor HENRY REYNOLDS and his commentary on 'Australia’s unnecessary wars', guest speaker for the United Nations Australia Association Queensland's PEACE Lecture. The program includes inspirational music by students from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
* Audio files available of all programs on request