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The human calculator

calc 4BC Breakfast: If you’re good at maths, are you any match for the Human Calculator? Scott Flansburg is visiting Australia for a nationwide school maths competition. Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast put him to the test. Listen now.

How to: cook a steak

BBQ 4BC Breakfast: With Father’s Day and Spring upon us this weekend, barbecues will be out in force. But what can you throw on the barbie, that’s also healthy? Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast get some good ideas from cookbook author Annette Sym.

Health ghost workers

health 4BC Breakfast: Changes to the Health Department have left a few hundred staff with nothing to do. They’re labelled “ghost” workers, and they cost taxpayers $30million a year. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg joins 4BC Breakfast .

Mayor defends disco lights

disco 4BC Breakfast: City Hall’s renovations include an LED light display in the building’s dome. It’s an expensive addition, so is it needed? Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast ask Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Do you agree?

Bombay Express?

Public transport fare rises of 15 per cent a year have put patronage at a four-year low 4BC Breakfast: Trains from the Gold Coast are already crammed, and there are plans to remove seats to create more room! So will this worsen the “Bombay Express”? Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast ask Robert Dow from Rail Back on Track.

Connected Relief needs your help

Connected Relief needs $120,000 to keep supplying the needy with donated goods. 4BC Breakfast: A Brisbane charity which helped flood victims, is now in need of help itself. Connected Relief needs $120,000 to keep supplying the needy with donated goods. Find out how to help.

Civoniceva's last game

petero-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Peter Civoniceva is into his final week with the Broncos. Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast ask if the reality has hit him yet and what the final week ahead has in store for him and the Broncos.

First moonwalker dies

Neil Armstrong was always humble about his role in history 4BC News: Astronaut Neil Armstrong was always humble about his role in history.

Kookaburra's last laugh

kookaburra-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Brisbane icon the Kookaburra Queen is up for auction in October. Captain Jim Kelly tells Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast about why it’s for sale. Did you ride the Kookaburra? Listen now and have your say.

Mitchelton and Enoggera blaze

fire-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Firefighters have been keeping watch on a blaze which came close to homes at Mitchelton and Enoggera. Regional Fire Manager Bernard Trembath has the latest for Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast. Listen now and have your say.

Driving tests updated

ldrive-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Reverse parking could have less of an impact on driving tests, under a government review. Merging and turns could be the focus instead. RACQ’s Paul Turner replies with Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast.

The 12th Man

billy-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Billy Birmingham has made a career out of funny cricket commentary, and it’s been given a boost lately with Channel 9 screening “Howzat”. Birmingham joins Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast.

Dog parking

dogpark-thumb 4BC Breakfast: What's the etiquette, the rules and the expectations when you take your dog to a dog park? Krista Adams from Brisbane City Council answers all of our dog parking questions. Listen now and have your say.

Bad flu season

flu-thumb 4BC Breakfast: AMAQ president Doctor Alex Markwell joins Chris and Victoria on Breakfast on the current flu season. Our intensive care units are flooded with flu patients, when is the right time to go to the hospital, not a GP?

Labour Day holiday marched

4BC Mornings: Jarrod Bleijie 4BC Breakfast: Queensland’s Labour Day holiday is on the march, to October. The state government is moving the Queen’s Birthday holiday back to June, and replace it with Labour Day. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie tells 4BC Breakfast.

Phyllis Diller dead, humorist was 95

phillis 4BC Breakfast: Legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller has died at her LA home, at the age of 95. Diller was a housewife, who became a star by making fun of herself. US reporter Michelle Mahone talks to 4BC Breakfast.

Bring back the beach shop

sun 4BC Breakfast: There’s a push on the Gold Coast to bring back the “tan man” to beaches. The late Al Baldwin sprayed visitors with tan oil for years, before passing away in 2004. Cr Paul Taylor joins Chris and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast.

Gruen Planet returns

gruen 4BC Breakfast: Comedian Wil Anderson is returning to TV screens in another season of Gruen Planet. Get ready to see ads and marketing pulled to pieces by the panel. Wil joins Chris and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast.

Kingsford Smith Drive

map 4BC Breakfast: The City Council has rejected reports a toll is being considered for Kingsford Smith Drive. However there are a number of options to upgrade the vital link. Finance Committee Chairman Cr Julian Simmonds reveals them.

Transport nightmare

bus 4BC Breakfast: We’ve all seen anti-social behaviour on public transport - sometimes it’s as simple as putting a bag on an empty seat, to stop someone sitting down. Behavioural Therapist Rod Bamberry speaks to Peter and Mary.

Road toll, worst in history

Road safety 4BC Breakfast: A spate of deaths on Queensland roads has been described as the worst in living memory. There have been 11 deaths since last Wednesday. Russell White from Fatality Free Friday talks with 4BC Breakfast.

Magpie Season

Magpie 4BC Breakfast: Look out above - It’s magpie season! But, there are ways to avoid the dive bombers. We find out how from urban ecologist, Darryl Jones.

It's that Australian 70's show

puberty-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Claudia Karvan is one of the stars of Channel 10’s new “Puberty Blues” series, set in the 70s. She plays the Mum of one of the central characters. Karvan explains the new show to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Goodbye Ridge

Ron Moss of The Bold and the Beautiful is tipped to be leaving 4BC Breakfast: Soapie The Bold and the Beautiful is preparing for a major cast change, with Ron Moss tipped to leave the show

Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman are on a promo tour of Australia 4BC Breakfast: The lovely ladies of Celtic Woman are on a promo tour of Australia – performing in the Queen Street Mall this afternoon, before an intimate performance for 4BC listeners tonight

Labor eats humble pie

Julia Gillard eats humble pie 4BC Breakfast: The ball is in the Federal Opposition's court over the asylum seeker issue. That’s after the Houston report to the government. Fairfax reporter Francis Keany spells out the next move to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

$100,000 cattle reward

cow-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Queensland outback grazier Scott Harris has offered a $100,000 reward for information on his 850 missing cattle. Harris tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast why he won’t stand for cattle duffing at his Tambo property.

CWA re-releasing cookbook

cwa-thumb 4BC Mornings: CWA recipes are legendary, so the Queensland Country Women’s Association is re-releasing an updated 1959 cookbook. It even includes hostess tips from the 50s!

Ninja Fire Fighters

ninja-thumb 4BC Breakfast: A Sunshine Coast black belt wants emergency services workers to be trained in martial arts. Grant Rohde explains why the skills are needed, to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Former bikie now an author

Former bikie, Boris Mihailovic 4BC Breakfast: As a former bikie, Boris Mihailovic has never lived the quiet life. But he’s found time to write a book “My Mother Warned Me About Blokes Like Me”.

Public transport goes unused

Public transport fare rises of 15 per cent a year have put patronage at a four-year low 4BC Breakfast: Public transport fare rises of 15 per cent a year have put patronage at a four-year low. So is the solution as simple, as cutting fares?

15yo goes to infinity and beyond

Ivan Zelic presents his own theory of infinity 4BC Breakfast: A teenage maths whiz from Wynnum is preparing to go to uni next year, at the age of 15. Ivan Zelic has recently returned from London, where he presented his own theory of infinity to experts.

Colmslie saves it's Fish Factory

Colmslie saves it's Fish Factory 4BC Breakfast: A top seafood shop can thank its customers for getting it back in business, after a devastating fire.

Assange granted asylum

Julian Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuador 4BC Breakfast: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange remains in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, as the UK vows to arrest him if he steps outside.

Flight delays

4BC Breakfast: Flights through Brisbane Airport could face delays from September, when five months of work begins on the runways. Listen and comment now. Have your say. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talks to project manager Paul Coughlan of Brisbane Airport Corporation.

Flight delays, months long

tunnel 4BC Breakfast: Flights through Brisbane Airport could face delays from September, when five months of work begins on the runways. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to project manager Paul Coughlan of Brisbane Airport Corporation.

Driving Miss Daisy Down Under

Hollywood Royalty and Tony Winners James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury Will Bring Driving Miss Daisy to Brisbane 4BC Breakfast: Brisbane will host the premiere of Driving Miss Daisy, starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones. The man bringing it to the city is producer John Frost. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast caught up with him.

Storm Surfers

surfing-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Surfing legend Tom Carroll has collaborated with good mate Ross Clarke-Jones on a new adventure movie “Storm Surfers 3D”. Carroll talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Listen and comment now.

Family games

guns 4BC Breakfast: There’s an Aussie father and daughter team in action in London. David and Hayley Chapman are taking part in the shooting. Wife and Mum Karen joined Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Celebration of our sandwich

Aussie icon Vegemite has now been inducted to the Sandwich Hall of Fame 4BC Breakfast: The humble Vegemite sandwich now has Hall of Fame status, at least according to the Sandwich Association. Grahame McCormack from the Association tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast why it deserves the recognition.

Red-light cameras snapping cyclists

4BC Big Backyard: Inaccuracy of speed cameras 4BC Breakfast: Red light cameras are increasingly snapping cyclists... as they ignore the stop signals. However cyclists say they can have good reason for not stopping, as Ben Wilson from Bicycle Queensland tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Ekka opens today

Ekka is Queensland's largest annual event 4BC Breakfast: The Ekka opens its gates today, with a new CEO at the helm of the RNA. Brendan Christou spells out what’s new, to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Don’t you hate losing a bet?

Sports Minister Kate Lundy has lost her medal bet with UK Counterpart 4BC Breakfast: Federal Sports Minister Kate Lundy will be wearing a Team GB shirt, after losing a medal bet with her UK Counterpart. Lundy tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast how it came about.

Inflation outlook optimistic

Inflation is under control despite introduction of the Carbon Tax 4BC Breakfast: Despite the introduction of the carbon tax, inflation seems to be under control – at the moment. Michael Pascoe from Fairfax BusinessDay explains why, to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Carbon tax impact

The effects of the Carbon Tax are explained 4BC Breakfast: It seems schools and shops are now beginning to feel the effects of the carbon tax. Supermarkets could be up for $15,000 if they need to re-gas fridge systems. David Goodwin of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry explains the effects to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

King of Queen Street Mall

Balloon artist Wayne Bloomfield is a permanent fixture in the Queen Street Mall 4BC Breakfast: The Queen Street Mall is marking its 30th anniversary, with a special concert featuring Richard Clapton. Balloon artist Wayne Bloomfield is a fixture in the mall, and loves performing there. He explains why, to Peter & Mary from 4BC Breaky.

Sally Pearson Gold Coast joy

Sally Gold 4BC Breakfast: Sally Pearson’s gold in the 100 hurdles has the Gold Coast jumping for joy. Will the local star get a parade when she returns home? Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

4,500 thongs

rubbish-thumb 4BC Breakfast: 4,500 thongs were found washed up on a North Queensland beach by beach cleaner Heidi Taylor of Port Douglas. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talk to Taylor about some of the amazing things found on the beach. Have your say.

Hospital ramping

ambulance-thumb 4BC Breakfast: State Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has promised to end the practice of ambulance “ramping” at hospitals, which leaves patients stuck outside. But just how easy is it, to do that? Paramedic and United Voice spokesman, Craig Crawford talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Naughty Korea lashes MX

North Korea:  We're not naughty, you are! 4BC Breakfast: A Brisbane newspaper is at the centre of an international incident. MX has angered North Korea, for labelling it “Naughty Korea” in its London medal tally. Editor Emma Chalmers tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast it was just a bit of fun.

Paul Sings: All-Star to sweet songs

Paul McDermott Sings! Songs from the sideshow, daas, mosh, gud, galas, gnw & beyond 4BC Breakfast: You might know Paul McDermott from his comedy routines on TV – but he’s also made a career out of singing. In fact, he’s about to perform a show “Paul Sings” at the Tivoli, and he explains his dual passions to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Queenslander Tate brings home gold

Australia's Tate Smith, Dave Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear get mobbed by their families after winning gold 4BC Breakfast: Australia cheered our men’s K4 team, as they took gold. Among the winners is Queenslander Tate Smith, who’s a member of Northcliffe Surf Lifesaving Club. Proud President David Shield talks to Peter and May from 4BC Breakfast.

Bunker down for doomsday

Solar flares will be among events faced by the global community according to Doomsday group 4BC Breakfast: A group is building a bunker near Tenterfield in northern New South Wales, because they think Doomsday is on the way. It costs $5,000 a person to gain access. Simon is the man who’s building it on his land, and he spoke to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Facebook party stabbing

A girl was allegedly stabbed at a Stafford St Facebook party 4BC Breakfast: A party in Stafford got out of hand over the weekend, when the invite went public on Facebook. Hundreds turned up, and a girl was allegedly stabbed in a nearby street after the party broke up. Peter and Mary spoke to neighbour Graham Evans.

LNP holds posh picnic as cuts deepen

The LNP's posh picnic goes ahead alongise Notre Dame in Paris despite job cut backs 4BC Breakfast: The state government has been cutting back, yet will be holding an exclusive “pop up picnic” at Diner en Blanc in Paris. Steven Wardill from the Courier-Mail explains what it’s all about, to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Reason for the sneeze

Ah-choo! New research claims to have found out why we sneeze. 4BC BREAKFAST: Ah-choo! Ever wondered why you sneeze? Well wonder no more. It seems new research has found the answer. Peter and Mary spoke to GP Ginni Mansberg about the new research.

Mozart the weapon of choice

A collection of Mozart's finest works has been chosen by City Hall as the deterent to rid Brisbane's King George Square viewing deck of congregating teenagers 4BC Breakfast: Brisbane City Council is upping the culture at King George Square, by playing classical music through speakers. It’s designed to stop young people and the homeless from loitering there. Cr Krista Adams tells Peter and Mary why they choose Mozart.

Meares beats arch-rival for gold

Anna merarte 4BC Breakfast: There were many Aussies up in the wee hours of the morning to watch Anna Meares win gold at the London Olympics. One very proud supporter is Kenrick Tucker Senior Anna’s former coach from Rockhampton, her joins Peter & Mary.

Sale plans for Cannon Hill

State government plans to sell off a Cannon Hill caravan park 4BC BREAKFAST: The State government plans to sell off a Cannon Hill caravan park, which has residents worried sick .Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to Housing Minister Bruce Flegg and local resident Esther Mellow.

Status Quo 'down down'

status-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Coles is using 70s band Status Quo in their latest ‘down down’ ad campaign. The original song was a hit for the band, but is using it in advertising a good move? Ad expert Jane Caro talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Buy local, says Smith

smith-thumb 4BC Breakfast: After chocolate maker Darrell Lea has been placed into voluntary receivership. Entrepreneur Dick Smith talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the importance of buying Australian made and owned. Listen and comment now.

Computer Virus

virus2-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Internet experts are warning computer users to check their machines. Gadget Guy Peter Blasina talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about a global computer virus due to hit today. Listen now and comment.

Fortune find

cobb-thumb 4BC Breakfast: An Ohio man tripped on a baseball treasure trove in his grandfather’s attic, finding trading cards of legends Christy Mathewson, Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner. Karl Kissner talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about his grandfather’s baseball cards. Have your say.

$25,000 rum

rum-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Legacy by Angostura, the world's most expensive rum is coming to Australia. Master distiller John Georges talks to Peter and Mary about the rum will that will be put up for auction, valued at $25,000. Listen now and comment.

3225km on horseback.

rodger-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Rodger Parker is riding horseback on a 3225km journey that will start at Mount Mee and end at Bullo River Station at Timber Creek in the Northern Territory. Parker talks to Peter and Mary about the trip to raise funds for charity.

Northern Gold Coast

parker-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Leading Gold Coast real estate agent Luke Henderson has suggested that some of the northern suburbs of the Gold Coast should become part of Logan. Mayor of Logan Pam Parker talks to Peter and Mary and went head to head with Henderson.

Unlicensed drivers

licence-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Police have been shocked by the number of disqualified and unlicensed drivers on our roads. RACQ’s Joel Tucker talks to Peter and Mary about the rising numbers and possible reasons behind the statistics. Listen now and comment.

Rugby leagues greatest

dally-thumb 4BC Breakfast: There have been many great league players in our time, Ian Collis and Alan Whiticker compiled a list and published it. Co-Author Alan Whiticker talks to Peter and Mary about who made the cut in their book ‘101 Great Rugby League Players’.

Bindi's Bootcamp

bindi-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Daughter of Australian wildlife expert ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC about her new show making its debut this weekend on ABC3 Bindi’s Bootcamp! Listen now and comment.

Full impact of the Carbon Tax

ross-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Yesterday was day one of the Carbon Tax, Channel 9 finance reporter Ross Greenwood, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the full impact of the tax. Listen now and comment.

Solar reduction

solar 4BC Breakfast: Manager at Infinity Solar Adrian Decarli, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the rush in sales of home solar systems ahead of the government incentive reduction. Listen now and comment.

Icehouse anniversary edition

iva-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Front man for Icehouse Iva Davies, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the anniversary edition of great albums like ‘Man of Colours’ and ‘Primitive Man’. Listen and comment now.

Battle against cancer

mcarthur-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Melbourne researchers have announced a promising breakthrough in the battle against cancer. Professor Grant McArthur talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the related proteins in lymphoma and leukaemia cells.

Paranormal activities

paranormal-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Investigator for Paranormal Paratek, Darren Davies talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about their investigation into the Brisbane Arts Theatre. Do you believe in ghosts? Listen and comment now.

Ernest Borgnine

earnest-thumb 4BC Breakfast: TV and movie star Ernest Borgnine has died, aged 95. Showbiz reporter John-Michael Howson talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about meeting Borgnine, and recalling Borgnine’s career. Listen now and comment.

Security lockdown

security-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Brisbane will go into security lockdown when the city hosts the G20 Summit in 2014. Zero Risk security consultant Tony Loughran, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about how the city will deal with the event. Have your say.

Psycho Psychic

cruise-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Barbara Mitchell is our favourite psycho psychic; Mitchell talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about numerology and Tom Cruise. Do you believe in Psychic’s? Listen now and comment.

Barefoot running

barefoot-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Barefoot running has become the thing to do. Queensland Weekender’s Chris Parsons talks Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about his experience in Africa learning how to run the way we were born to. Listen now and comment.

Carbon tax or price gouging

carbon-money-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Ingrid Just from Choice talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the Carbon Tax and how to tell if a price rise is the result of the new tax or price gouging. Listen now and comment.

Dental care

toothbrush-thumb 4BC Breakfast: What sets a good toothpaste or brush apart from the next? Ingrid Just from Choice talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about good value for money in the world of dental care. Listen now and comment.

Fainting concerns

ginni-thumb 4BC Breakfast: GP Dr Ginni Mansberg talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast explaining, fainting is a more widespread health issue than once believed. Do you believe it, have you ever fainted? Listen now and comment.

Rent a garage

garage-thumb 4BC Breakfast: RACQ’s Executive Manager Public Policy Michael Roth, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about Brisbane residents seizing the opportunity to make some easy money by leasing out their driveways and garages.

Stranded in the dark

forrest-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Mother of stranded family, Linda Hughes talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about how they fought off hypothermia and guided a helicopter to their rescue using the flash from a mobile phone. Listen now and comment.

Zig Zag Street

home 4BC Breakfast: Welcome to Normal is Brisbane author Nick Earl’s latest book. Earl joined Peter and Mary on Breakfast to provide some insight into his latest characters and discussed his most famous story Zig Zag Street. Listen now.