4BC Summer Drive: Federal Minister for Education Peter Garrett has called for students as young as year 5 and 6 to learn economics, despite seemingly widespread issues with basic math and spelling. Sue-Belinda Meehan joins Mark Braybrook.
4BC Summer Drive: Despite being aware of the potential devastation, what is the psychological motivation for arsonists? Dr Rebekah Doley joins Mark Braybrook to explain the psychology of arsonists and why most have no remorse.
4BC Summer Drive: It has been 29 years since Paul Hogan's 1984 'throw a shrimp on the barbie' tourism campaign and this year, Hogan is to be honoured as an Australian icon at the G'Day USA 10th Anniversary.
4BC Summer Drive: Four members of a wedding party have been rescued from surf on the Sunshine Coast just hours before the ceremony. After enjoying a morning swim on Marcoola Beach, the groom and some groomsmen were dragged out to sea.
4BC Summer Drive: Union members are up in arms after Police Com. Ian Stewart announced up to 300 police jobs would be axed in Queensland. Stewart assures Mark Braybrook these cuts are to senior management staff, not uniformed officers.
4BC Summer Drive: Mobile phone addiction has led to the invention of the phone stacking game. In the stacking game, friends dining at a restaurant put their mobile phones at the centre of the table and the first to answer their phone, pays.
4BC Summer Drive: What do you look for when buying a horse at the Magic Millions? With hundreds of horses on sale and millions of dollars at stake, how do you assess every horse and spend someone else's money wisely?
4BC Summer Drive: A recent trend in the Brisbane housing market has seen master planned communities become the cash cows of the property market, with the North Lakes housing community alone selling over $170m worth of property in 2012.
4BC Summer Drive: Dating websites offering matchmaking services are experiencing a boom and it turns out that January is their busiest month. More and more people are turning to the Internet to find romance.
4BC Summer Drive: The union movement is keeping a close eye on potential moves by fast food companies to change weekend penalty rate arrangements for their employees. The S.D.A.E. is opposed to any changes to wages agreements in place.
4BC Summer Drive: John Mendel from Lifeline talks about the services they provide over Christmas. Lifeline gets up to 1600 calls from people in need every day and Christmas is no different. Contact Lifeline for help on 13 11 14.
4BC Summer Drive: Trevor Evans from the Retailers Association of Queensland joins Mark Braybrook on the impact of Boxing Day sales on the Queensland economy. As spending increases in the retail outlets, the whole economy benefits.
4BC Summer Drive: Animal rights group PETA has suggested cattlemen in Queensland's Gulf Country should be prosecuted if their cattle die of thirst or starvation. PETA Qld spokesperson Claire Fryer joins Mark Braybrook on 4BC Summer Drive to explain their position.
4BC Summer Drive: Malcolm Turnbull has suggested the media's coverage of Australian politics is more hype than substance. Mr Turnbull has addressed the Woodford Folk Festival saying the media "dumbs down" issues.
4BC Summer Drive: Griffith University political scientist and journalism lecturer Dr Paul Williams joined 4BC Summer Drive Show with Mark Braybrook on an idea put forward by former Premier, Peter Beattie, suggesting the Queensland ALP should borrow strategies from the LNP.
4BC Summer Drive: Movie attendance had been soft in Brisbane in 2012 until the release of the latest James Bond movie Skyfall, Les Miserables and The Hobbit, which have given the local industry a major boost. Listen and comment now.
4BC Drive: Gary Hardgrave looks back at the year which was in both State and Federal politics, from the battle for the Prime Ministership between Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard to one of the biggest landslides in state election history.
4BC Drive: In the last 12 months Gary has been able to speak to some extraordinary people, none more extraordinary than legendary astronaut, Buzz Aldrin and QANTAS hero pilot Richard de Crespigny relives his tense moments.
4BC Drive: Eight people, including customs and quarantine officials, have now been arrested as officials escalate a two-year corruption investigation in drug ring putting major question marks over our border security.
4BC Drive: This Christmas, let's remember those Aussies who won't be at home for Christmas, the Red Cross Aid volunteers who are working in third world countries. Tim McInerny is a Red Cross Aid working in the Solomons.
4BC Drive: Lord Mayor Graham Quirk joins Gary Hardgrave for the last time in 2012, to talk everything Brisbane, from the restoration of City Hall to public transport hours over Christmas and New Years.
4BC Drive: 4BC Tech guru Josh Withers joins Gary Hardgrave with the funniest, craziest and kookiest mobile phone apps for Christmas, including a Santa Tracker that monitors the world's airspace for Santa's sleigh.
4BC Drive: A Gold Coast private school has set a new record for the most amount of OP1 students in one year, with 20 students earning the highest results possible, accounting for 5% of the state's total OP1 students.
4BC Drive: Dan Nolan, inventor of the Paul Keating Insult App joins Gary Hardgrave on his latest invention, an iPhone app that helps you tweet insults made famous by Australia's 24th Prime Minister. Listen now and join the conversation.
4BC Drive: A recent audit has revealed that a Gold Coast nursing home has been left unattended for 10.5 hours a day from 8pm-6:30am- but is the issue of understaffed aged care facilities widespread throughout South East Queensland?
4BC Drive: It's day one of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's Christmas holidays and Kevin Rudd has taken to national television to announce the winner of his campaign t-shirt competition. Shane Marchewka from Melbourne designed the shirt.
4BC Drive: Two Adelaide mothers have come under fire for planning a Facebook event that encourages parents to "buy back" their kids' toy guns for $5 a toy, following the tragic elementary school massacre in Connecticut over the weekend.
4BC Drive: An infamous stretch of the Bruce Highway will receive an $800m boost, with an extra 13km of highway to be built to improve safety and travel times for the 20,000 drivers who use the road every day.
4BC Drive: The Federal Government has announced it will be redirecting $375m worth of foreign aid money towards asylum seekers, angering many in the community who feel it is a way of "robbing Peter to pay Paul".
4BC Drive: This time of year, the Australian Red Cross is appealing for blood donations more than ever, with over 27,000 donations needed each week. Gary Hardgrave was ready to donate on air but found out he couldn't. Find out why.
4BC Drive: After a 5 year legal battle, a female public servant has won compensation for a sex injury sustained on a work trip. The court said the injury was "no different to one sustained during a game of cards".
4BC Drive: An Anglican church in Auckland has caused uproar after posting a Christmas billboard that questions Jesus' sexuality. St Matthew-in-the-City's Church is familiar with controversy, openly supporting gay marriage earlier this year.
4BC Drive: Former Deputy Prime Minister to John Howard, Tim Fischer, joins Gary Hardgrave to discuss the tragic Connecticut school shooting and how many are using the Howard Government's banning of guns in 1996 as an example.
4BC Drive: The Newman state government has dropped the mandate for water tanks and energy saving measures on new homes built in Queensland, with Housing Minister Tim Mander arguing the move will save around $5000 for new home buyers.
4BC Drive: Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called on opposition leader Tony Abbott to "come clean" about the Peter Slipper saga and the involvement of former liberal MP Mal Brough in the James Ashby sexual harassment case.
4BC Drive: Australian company Metcash is going head to head with U.S retail giant Costco by opening a discount warehouse in Brisbane's Eagle Farm. Divisional Manager, Neil Simpson, joins Gary Hardgrave ahead of the grand opening.
4BC Drive: The tax office has moved on Nathan Tinkler's Hunter Sports Group, Newcastle Knights Pty Ltd and Newcastle Jets Pty Ltd and is seeking to have them wound up over $2.7m worth of unpaid debts.
4BC Drive: The Courier Mail has printed a photo of a prominent female athlete on their front cover who was unknowingly snapped talking on her mobile phone while driving. Criminal lawyer Terry O'Gorman joins Gary Hardgrave.
4BC Drive: 100,000 Manchester United fans flocked online at 9am Wednesday morning to get their hands on tickets to their friendly match against an all-star A League team in Sydney in 2013- with only 15,000 tickets available.
4BC Drive: Stuart Crow is a local business owner in Milton who came to work this week to find 30-40 refugees camped on his premises with little to no warning. Crow is told they have been placed there by the Multiucultural Development Association.
4BC Drive: Mother of three Rose Mottola feels the school she is sending her children to is discriminating against her because she can't afford to pay a 'voluntary fee' for extra resources and excursions.
4BC Drive: It took just three minutes for a lone hacker to steal the personal details of thousands of Australian military staff in an attack he conducted "for fun". It is one of the worst known cyber attacks on a government organisation.
4BC Drive: Lord Mayor Graham Quirk speaks to Gary Hardgrave after the State Government handed control of Southbank back to Brisbane City Council. Lord Mayor Quirk says this won't come at a cost to ratepayers.
4BC Drive: Founding member of Deep Purple and the man behind one of the world's most famous riffs, Roger Glover joins Gary Hardgrave for an indepth interview on their career spanning 40 years and the story of their biggest hit.
4BC Drive: Gold Coast General Practioner, Dr Sonu Haikerwal claims many GPs are paying private medical bills for patients they believe may have cancer, so they don't have to suffer on hospital waiting lists.
4BC Drive: Pat Renolds, President of the Millaa Millaa Chamber of Commerce catches up with Gary Hardgrave after it was announced that the community's iconic coffin shaped toilet would be getting the boot.
4BC Drive: Prime Minister Julia Gillard has recorded a video for national broadcaster, Triple J, as part of their "end of the world" celebrations. Gillard is relieved that she won't have to do Q&A again.
4BC Drive: Looking for a job and want to get out of the heat? The Australian Antarctic Division want you! They're on the look out for everything from plumbers to doctors who can come and work in Antarctica for six months in 2013.
4BC Drive: On the eve of Daniel Morcombe's funeral, A Current Affair Host Tracy Grimshaw sat down with Bruce and Denise to talk about the nine year journey that has lead to them finally being able to lay their boy to rest.
4BC Drive: The Australian PGA is looking for a new home as a result of a deteriorating relation with Clive Palmer's Hyatt Coolum Resort. SCRC Councillor Russell Green believes the life-size dinosaurs wouldn't help.
4BC Drive: Legendary Australian band The Seekers, are celebrating their 50th anniversary in the music industry. Judith Durham and Athol Guy join Gary Hardgrave to share some of their career highlights.
4BC Breakfast: "Rough" time on the roads? Let a dog do the driving. In New Zealand, dogs are being taught to drive - and they do amazingly well, even using the gearstick! Chris Kalin from the Auckland SPCA explains why.
4BC Drive: Sunnybank teen, Harrison Kadell, has died while on a Schoolies trip in Fiji, drowning in a resort pool while allegedly attempting a "breathing game". Principal of St Thomas More College, Peter Elmore, joins Gary Hardgrave.
4BC Drive: United Voice spokesperson, Sharon Caddie, joins Gary Hardgrave to comment on the latest round of Queensland Health job cuts, affecting hundreds of permanent, full time, front line staff just weeks out from Christmas.
4BC Drive: Australia's workforce is filled with more casual workers than ever before. Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens Party Adam Bandt has proposed a bill that would tackle insecure working conditions.
4BC Sports Today: If Ricky Ponting had any lingering doubts about whether he chose the right time to retire, his two innings in Perth would have put them well and truly to bed. As much as Ponting wanted a fairytale finish.
4BC Drive: Renowned Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr Anthony Lyntham says his diary is packed on Mondays and Tuesdays with reconstructive facial surgery appointments as a result of alcohol related violence after each weekend.
4BC Drive: Gary Hardgrave's Gen Y Panel meets again in studio for the final time in 2012 to discuss everything from Schoolies, Christmas greetings and their assessment of the performance of our leaders- both State and Federal.
4BC Drive: Wallabies legend David Campese has been slammed by current and former players for questioning whether a female newspaper journalist should write about rugby, referring to Fairfax journalist Georgina Robinson.
4BC Drive: Big wave surfer, Mark Visser joins Gary Hardgrave taking time of out, explaining how he spends most his time tracking down some of the biggest waves on the planet, utilising innovative technology, and creating new styles of surfing.
4BC Drive: Scientists are facing a $2m shortfall in funding for the world first bionic eye project. Professor Anthony Burkitt, Director of Bionic Vision Australia explains to Gary Hardgrave how the eye will work and what is needed to get it over the line.
4BC Drive: Brisbane restaurateurs are up in arms after Brisbane City Council last week announced metered parking across the CBD, South Bank and Fortitude Valley. Gary Hardgrave talks with local business owners about the permits.
4BC Drive: The Premier has apologised to the victims of forced adoptions. Premier Newman told parliament and a packed public gallery he is sorry for the lifelong pain and suffering caused by the forced removal of babies from their mothers.
4BC Drive: Following endless debate about balcony safety at annual schoolies week, Greg Kafritsas, Manager of the Beachcomber Resort at Surfers Paradise has decided to lock balconies during next years celebrations. Listen now.
4BC Drive: Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she is the target of a smear campaign that boils down to nothing and has challenged her opponents to present any evidence of wrongdoing over events that took place 20 years ago.
4BC Drive: The saving grace of Schoolies, the Red Frog Crew, respond to the overnight tragedy on the Gold Coast. Founder, Andy Gourley, joins Gary Hardgrave and tells him what the Red Frog Crew is doing on the ground in Surfers Paradise.
4BC Drive: Some public servants who lost their jobs have received ballot papers to vote on a pay rise for those employees who retained their job. President of the Together Union Alex Scott joins Gary Hardgrave, slamming the error.
4BC Drive: Chemotheraphy patients are the latest to fall victim to budget cuts, as the Federal Government attempts to save $40m. Shadow Minister Peter Dutton says that Swan's surplus should not come at the price of people's lives.
4BC Drive: Mike Nayna is the comedian who was on a Melbourne public bus and filmed racists abusing a French girl who was singing on the bus. Nayna joins Gary Hardgrave after posting the video of the abuse on Youtube.
4BC Drive: Gary Hardgrave follows up with Myles, a 4BC listener who attended the Mike Tyson Cocktail Party at the Convention Centre. Having paid over $300 a ticket, Myles calls the event a "massive scam."
4BC Drive: Gary Hardgrave hit the streets of Surfer's Paradise with Red Frogs founder, Andy Gourley, following around Red Frog volunteers who have helped keep schoolies safe for the past fifteen years.
4BC Drive: Acting Detective Superintendent Geoff Sheldon speaks to Gary Hardgrave with the latest on the murder of Macleay Island grandmother Liselotte Watson, as locals are left to wonder if the killer is from their tightknit community.
4BC Drive: Foreign Minister Bob Carr joins Gary Hardgrave as more and more school leavers opt to travel overseas for their end of year celebrations. Minister Carr stresses the importance of being aware of foreign laws.
4BC Drive: The week that was as heard on 4BC Drive with Gary Hardgrave. The United Nations' desire to control cyber space, Bruce Flegg resigns and the Prime Minister calls a Royal Commission. Listen now and join the conversation on Drive.
4BC Drive: Several Primary Schools in Northern Sydney have banned ball games and running in the playground as a result of overcrowding. Steph Croft says the overcrowding is so bad, next year extra classes will be held in the library.