4BC Breakfast: Is chivalry dead? 4BC Breakfast’s Roving Reporter Katherine Hornbuckle has been asking whether gallantry survives, and whether women want chivalrous men. Hornbuckle reveals her findings, to Peter and Mary.
4BC Breakfast: A Cairns 6-year-old is recovering, after she was bitten on the toe by a death adder snake. Alesha Mills’ Mum Rebecca tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about how scary it was for the family.
4BC Breakfast: We’ve been trying our Lotto luck, ahead of tonight’s Oz Lotto $70 million jackpot. Roving reporter Katherine Hornbuckle joins Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast, from among the crowds at a city newsagency.
4BC Breakfast: Aussie music legend Little Pattie is bringing a new show to Brisbane. “The Class of ‘69” showcases the women who were in music in the late 60s, including her! Little Pattie joins 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: Elderly Brisbane homeowners have faced Intruders, in separate incidents over the weekend. In one attack, a woman was slashed across the face. Lawyer Cameron Browne of Potts joins 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: Have you heard about the Aussie sumo? A mild-mannered finance advisor is about to represent Australia in sumo wrestling championships in Hong Kong. John Traill joins Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: It’s hot to look good. Waxing and tanning are the nation’s fastest-growing businesses, according to a survey from BRW. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast hear from BRW Editor Kate Mills.
4BC Breakfast: Police have told residents to hide their car keys at home, to make life harder for car thieves who break in to the home first. Peter and Mary talk to roving reporter Elise Worthington about where we leave our car keys.
4BC Breakfast: A new study has found the music that gets you “in the mood”. Marvin Gaye gets a look-in, but so does the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast speak to music researcher, Assoc Prof Sarah Wilson.
4BC Breakfast: Businesses are fighting back, after a rise in the state’s crime rate. Among them is the Miami Tennis Club, which was recently hit by break-ins on a weekly basis. Club Treasurer Helen Hurley tells Peter and Mary how they responded.
4BC Breakfast: Remember the “i before e except after c” rule? Apparently it doesn’t stand up, in real life. Language expert Prof Roly Sussex from the University of Queensland has the details for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: There’s been a change of heart from the state government, over uranium mining. However it has come out of the blue, as Channel 7 political reporter Patrick Condren explains to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: A war historian has stirred up controversy, questioning the military achievements of Australia since Gallipoli. Professor David Horner says it’s a myth the Japanese were set to invade Australia. Listen now and join the conversation.
4BC Breakfast: A decade-long study of the cost of living has shown things like power and water have more than doubled in that time. So what’s behind it? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast hear from Channel 9 finance guru, Ross Greenwood.
4BC Breakfast: Australia has won its bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Bob Carr attended a meeting in New York overnight for a secret ballot of the UN's 193 members.
4BC Breakfast: It’s Loud Shirt Day, and one of the loudest fashion fans around is Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. The author of “20 Shades of Grey Matter” tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about why he loves loud shirts.
4BC Breakfast: Remember The Goodies? One of the trio, Graeme Garden, is returning to our TV screens in a new Ch7 show “The Unbelievable Truth”. Garden tells Peter and Mary about his comedy past, and his role in the show.
4BC Breakfast: Gold Coast yachtie Glenn Ey is back on dry land after an amazing rescue off NSW. His yacht was damaged during a storm, leaving him drifting for days, before passenger planes were sent to look for him. Glenn joins 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: Brisbane Airport is promising to review its short-term parking arrangements, after a backlash from customers. It’s presently a long walk from the terminal to the pick-up zone. Leonie Vandeven joins Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Listen now.
4BC Breakfast: Inmates at a Mexican prison have used a tunnel to make a daring escape. So how did they do it? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast ask the Police Chief in Eagle Pass, Texas, Tony Castaneda. Listen and comment now.
4BC Breakfast: There are doubts over the benefits of boot camps for young offenders, according to a long-term study. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast ask teen psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg for his opinion. Listen and comment now.
4BC Breakfast Longtime Courier-Mail journalist and columnist Mike O’Connor is preparing to leave the paper. But what about his regular columns? Mike spells out his future to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Post Mike a message here. Listen and comment now.
4BC Breakfast: There‘s been a 40 per-cent increase in cancer survival rates, according to a new report from the Institute of Health and Welfare. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast get the details from Dr Bill Glasson, Chair of Cancer Australia.
4BC Breakfast: Channel 9 could have to make some tough decisions about its on-air talent, if it goes into receivership. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talk to media expert Steve Allen from Fusion Strategy.
4BC Breakfast: Talks continue today to solve Channel Nine’s debt crisis. So is there any chance our screens could go blank? The network’s finance guru Ross Greenwood talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: A toddler has been rushed to hospital suffering smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a Logan City home this morning. Eight people were inside the property when the blaze broke out just before 1.30AM but managed to escape.
4BC Breakfast: Susie O’Neill has been named a legend, at the Sporting Hall of Fame dinner overnight. O’Neill just the 10th female to receive the honour. Susie talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Leave your congratulations here.
4BC Breakfast: Former speaker Peter Slipper could be hanging around a lot more in Parliament House. Slipper set to have a portrait painted, costing taxpayers over $30,000. Fairfax reporter Francis Keany has the details for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: The new Chanel ad starring Brad Pitt is either brilliantly simple.. or simply awful. It’s cost them a lot to make, so how does it stack up against other advertising icons? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talk to Gruen ad guru Jane Caro.
4BC Breakfast: Police are still searching for a bandit who robbed a Gailes pharmacy yesterday, and shot a man who tried to stop him. The victim’s undergone surgery for a leg injury. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast speak to the victim.
4BC Breakfast: New claims about the parasitic disease “toxoplasmosis” have been aired on Channel Seven’s Sunday Night. It’s claimed schizophrenia and even road rage are linked to the infection, Dr Ginni Mansberg joins Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: There’s a growing divide in Australia – over cars. Some suburbs stand out for their “car density” – how many vehicles the locals own. Demographer Bernard Salt explains the phenomenon to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: Security is tight in Bali, ahead of Julia Gillard’s arrival for a ceremony marking 10 years. However Indonesian authorities have reportedly downgraded their alert from a “specific” threat. Peter and Mary talk with Expert Dr Keith Suter.
4BC Breakfast: Masterchef judge Matt Preston is going from reality TV, to a small screen comedy. Preston acting in the new ABC series of “Lowdown”. Preston tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about whether they let him wear his cravat.
4BC Breakfast: It’s only October, but already Brisbane residents are putting up their Christmas lights. Among them is Everton Hills resident Tim Brinums, who’s hoping to set a record! Brinums explains the attempt to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: The legendary Count Basie Orchestra performs in Brisbane tomorrow at QPAC. It’ll be under the direction of drummer Dennis Mackrel, who was hired by the late Count himself. Mackrel tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: Britain’s Naked Rambler is back on the streets, and still refusing to wear clothes – except for a good pair of boots. UK Correspondent Enda Brady talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the Naked Rambler.
4BC Breakfast: 32-year-old cake decorator Elissa Burnett was shot dead, after she turned up at the home of her former boyfriend Lachlan O’Rourke. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast hear an account from a neighbour, Marlene.
4BC Breakfast: It's been almost 20 years since Glenn Frey released his last solo album, Strange Weather. Glenn Frey, the multi-talented mastermind behind the Eagles and gifted solo artist in his own right, joins Peter Dick and Mary Collier.
4BC Breakfast: Aussie actor Rachel Griffiths plays Julian Assange’s Mum in the Channel 10 special “Underground: The Julian Assange Story”. Griffiths talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about playing the role.
4BC Breakfast: Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spent Thursday morning on the balcony of the Walter Taylor Bridge, to kick off their “quirkies” series of broadcasts. The grandson of Walter Taylor tells them about how the bridge came to be.
4BC Breakfast: Like father, like son, Eight-year-old Robert fed freshwater crocs publicly for the first time at Australia Zoo in Queensland today. Robert, who is becoming more like his dad every day, joins Peter Dick and Mary Collier from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: A Queensland man has been refused admission to a South Australian hotel, because of his mullet. But where did this “business at the front, party at the back” hairstyle come from? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast ask hairdresser John Schipka from Rouge Salon.
4BC Breakfast: Alan Jones says fellow broadcaster John Laws is "perfectly correct" in his criticism of him. Laws told ABC TV on Tuesday that Jones's comments were "exceedingly cruel and exceedingly hasty".
4BC Breakfast: Cloud cover has delayed the full scale search for six people who were on board a vintage plan that went missing in southeastern Queensland. The pilot, Des Porter, was one of six people on board the 1930s de Havilland DH84.
4BC Breakfast: Cane toads are continuing their march across Australia, with fears they could be in Broome Western Australia before too long. Toad expert Prof Rick Shine from Sydney University, explains why they’re so resilient. Listen now.
4BC Breakfast: Despite an apology, broadcaster Alan Jones is still facing criticism for his comments about the PM’s father. Julia Gillard has refused to take his call. Michael Pachi in the Fairfax Canberra Bureau joins 4BC Breakfast. Listen now.
4BC Breakfast: 30,000 Victorians have marched to honour Jill Meagher, after she was allegedly raped and murdered while walking home last week. 3AW reporter Michelle Zydower was there, and she joins Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: Sunshine Coast resident Kathy Marshall can’t help but collect things – and now she’s auctioning it all off. Marshall highlights the more unusual items, for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: Police have identified five people, killed in a fatal crash near Childers late on Sunday. Channel 9’s Allison Ariotti visited the accident scene. Ariotti has the details for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: Brisbane is going barking mad tomorrow, with an attempt at the world’s loudest dog bark in the Roma Street Parklands. There’ll be dozens of dogs and their owners there – but how will they get the pets to perform on cue?
4BC Breakfast: A man has been charged over the murder of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher. Meantime police have discovered her body off a dirt road. For the latest, Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast are joined by 3AW reporter Gail Watson.
4BC Breakfast: Apple co-founder and longtime iPhone enthusiast Steve Wozniak told Peter and Mary that he is becoming an Australian citizen. He surprised iPhone fans by joining the queue outside the Chermside Apple store for the iPhone 5
4BC Breakfast: An Australian man’s on trial in the UK, charged with disrupting a prestigious rowing race on the Thames. Enda Brady has the details for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Listen now and have your say.
4BC Breakfast: Figures show mobile phone use is responsible for a third of fatal car crashes in Queensland. So how can we remove the distractions, for drivers? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast ask Russell White from driversafety.com.au
4BC Breakfast: Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell is back in Australia, just as she launches a book on her remarkable life. She tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about her many roles over the years.
4BC Breakfast: An explsion at a Narangba industrial estate has prompted fresh calls for noxious industry to be moved away from the area. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talk to Fran Jell from the Narangba Action Group.
4BC Breakfast: A customer survey by Choice has put Harvey Norman stores at the bottom of the list. Bunnings got top spot, in the shadow shopper study. Retailer Gerry Harvey responds to the research, with Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: The legendary Kamahl will soon have a fan in US President Barack Obama. Kamahl’s recital of the famous Gettysburg Address will soon be sent to the President. He explains to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast how it came about.
4BC Breakfast: Remember how popular radio plays once were? They still survive today, but the ABC is reportedly cutting its plays, to save money. Brisbane radio legend Bill Gates reminds Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the greats.
4BC Breakfast: There’s a fresh plan to develop Brisbane’s Howard Smith wharves, despite the previous government ruling out construction due to flood risk. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk tells Peter and Mary about the proposed makeover.
4BC News: Just another game. Not just another week. Melbourne know all about NRL grand finals, going into their fifth in the past seven seasons. For the Storm, it means going to Sydney earlier than normal before a Sunday game.
4BC Breakfast: Cricket great Jeff Thomson is selling off memorabilia, to pay off his knee replacement surgery. It now looks like the entire collection will be sold to a Sunshine Coast collector. Listen now and have your say.
4BC Breakfast: Moreton Bay Council is finalising plans for a statue at Redcliffe, honouring the Bee Gees in their boyhood home. Mayor Allan Sutherland tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast, about how the tribute is coming along.
4BC Breakfast: Apple co-founder and longtime iPhone enthusiast Steve Wozniak surprised iPhone fans by joining the queue outside the Chermside Apple store this morning. Wozniak joins the 4BC Breakfast show. Listen now.
4BC Breakfast: Barry Gibb is only just coming to terms with the loss of his brothers. That’s revealed in a Sunday Night interview with the star. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast catch up with the reporter who spoke to Barry, Rahni Sadler.
4BC Breakfast: Did you ever have a copper bracelet, or a “power band”? It seems the latest fad is amber necklaces, to help settle babies. Health authorities don’t agree they work, Peter and Mary talk with amber necklace seller Tanya Gosney.
4BC Breakfast: A rise in “drive-offs” at service stations has prompted calls for pre-pay petrol pumps. The RACQ’s Paul Turner tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast whether the move could work. Do you agree?
4BC Breakfast: Drivers approaching railway crossings will be warned about oncoming trains via messages broadcast over their car radios under a Queensland trial. The state government has shortlisted three organisations to take on the $1 million Technology Trial.
4BC Breakfast: The Queensland premier's political fortunes continue to slide in the wake of his government's cost-cutting budget, a new poll shows. A ReachTel poll of 1140 voters has found more people are unhappy with Campbell Newman's performance as premier.
4BC Breakfast: Noah Stewart is known as The Harlem Tenor, and he’s winning fans with his debut opera album, ahead of a visit to Australia. Stewart tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about growing up in a musical household.
4BC Breakfast: The QRL will investigate weekend violence at junior rugby league games, involving players and parents. Junior League CEO Shane McNally has the latest on the investigation, for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: The North Queensland Cowboys have advanced to the NRL semi-finals following a convincing 33-16 victory over the Broncos in Townsville. Cowboys coach Neil Henry joins Sports Today to dissect the win.
4BC Breakfast: A NSW woman, who found a gold bar on a beach and handed it into police, is now allowed to keep it! After a few weeks of searching for the owner, police have awarded the $18,000 bar to her.
4BC Breakfast: Companies in the US and France have instituted four-day working weeks – but could it work in Australia too? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast ask Richard Denniss from The Australia Institute.
4BC Breakfast: The Rural Fire Service says the state budget has hit its ranks hard, with training staff to be laid off next year. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast are joined by Justin Choveaux of the Rural Fire Service Association.
4BC Breakfast: The Nurses Union is still trying to determine the effect on staffing from the state budget. Secretary Beth Mohle tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast how nurses are coping with job losses.
4BC Breakfast: More than half of workers have stolen from their work, according to a new study. And sometimes, a small theft can lead to bigger things! Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast get the stats from Andrew Marty of SACS H-R.
4BC Breakfast: Did you hear about the death of Morgan Freeman, last weekend? If you did, it was false. Rumours are spreading quickly through social media, as QUT pop culture expert Susan Hetherington tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: Brisbane’s Emporium has won Best Boutique Hotel in Australia, for the fourth time! So what’s the secret to picking up repeat awards? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast ask Emporium’s General Manager, Peter Savoff.
4BC News: Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in The Green Mile and otherhits as Armageddon, Planet of the Apes and Kung Fu Panda, is dead at age 54.
4BC Breakfast: A new US study claims organic food is not much better for you than the regular produce. But are there other advantages, for organic? Dr Ginni Mansberg talks to Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast.
4BC Breakfast: Loyalty cards from shops crowd our purses and wallets, but are they any good? Mark and Victoria from 4BC Breakfast ask Ingrid Just from Choice about the benefits. Do you agree? Listen and comment now.
4BC Breakfast: Iconic Aussie magazines like the Women’s Weekly and TV Week are going into foreign hands. A German publisher will own the titles, as well as the Logies. Ch9’s Finance guru Ross Greenwood explains the buyout.
4BC Breakfast: Even though he’s in a prison cell at the moment, Gerard Baden-Clay has managed to sell an investment property he owned with murdered wife Allison and other family members. News LTD reporter Alison Sandy explains the move.