4BC Drive: After a huge response following a dirty laundry regarding Origin Energy bill restructuring, 4BC’s own John Scott, owner of a milk bar in Ashgrove, joins Gary Hardgrave to share his own experience.
4BC Drive: Santo Santoro speaks to Gary Hardgrave with a first-hand account of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Many big names, including Clint Eastwood addressed the crowd, declaring their support for Romney.
4BC Drive: The Federal Government has today announced a $4 billion dollar dental scheme for low income earners, as well as families with small children. Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek joins Gary Hardgrave to discuss the scheme.
4BC Drive: Small local businesses are being targeted in a wide spread advertising scam, whereby unapproved advertisements are printed on behalf of a business. Lorna Bukkland-Vitetta is a small business owner who has been hit by the scam.
4BC Drive: With talk that the country’s mining boom is coming to an end, Gary Hardgrave catches up with Paul Cleary, author of Mine Fields: The Dark Side of Australia’s Resource Rush to discuss the true cost of our mineral addiction.
4BC Drive: Mayor of Logan, Pam Parker, speaks to Gary Hardgrave following claims that Logan spent the most money on poker machines of any other Queensland town. She would like to see a review of the amount of gaming machines installed.
4BC Drive: The Queensland Police Union are concerned that a revision of Queensland gun laws will lead to more fatal shootings, similar to the Robina Shopping Centre shooting earlier in the year. Listen now and have your say.
4BC Drive: Bowen Hills based advertising agency Big Fish are in serious training for this year’s Bridge to Brisbane. They’ve set up a treadmill in their office where every staff member is at the mercy of their donors!
4BC Drive: Medowie Christian School has banned Harry Potter books from their library, with students unable to dress up as witches and warlocks during Book Week. Bobby Antonic is a concerned parent who believes this is censorship.
4BC Drive: Political cartoonist Larry Pickering has been accused of ‘stalking’ the Prime Minister, after publishing damning reports on her involvement in the AWU scandal. Listen now and have your say.
4BC Drive: What is a ‘reasonable’ amount of time to leave your kids in a car? Slater & Gordon’s Paul Byrne joins Gary Hardgrave to discuss the issue of leaving your child in a car. He asks what a ‘reasonable’ time limit is.
4BC Drive: PM Gillard maintains innocence in union slush fund. The PM took part in a heated conversation on television with political journalist Paul Kelly, accusing him of asking probing questions regarding her AWU involvement.
4BC Drive: 2UE Drive’s Paul Murray joins Gary Hardgrave after publicly declaring that he wishes the absolute worst for Nick D’Arcy in the pool. Although some people may think this is “unaustralian” & that D’Arcy has served his time. Do you agree?
4BC Drive: Renowned Political Cartoonist for The Australian Bill Leak talks to Gary Hardgrave to discuss his new book, UnAustralian of the Year, a collection of Leak’s best editorial cartoons since 2007. Listen and comment now.
4BC Drive: Increasing delays in Queensland hospitals were almost matter of life and death for one Brisbane woman who was sent to three different hospitals in the space of six hours. State Health Minister Lawrence Springborg talks to Gary Hardgrave about the incident.
4BC Drive: Former financial planner Brendan Lauritz was a multimillionaire living the dream on the Gold Coast until he lost it all through bad investments. He is now living in a tent on a beach but is determined to claw his way back to happiness. Listen and comment now.
4BC Drive: Political Commentator Glenn Milne joins Gary Hardgrave after it was revealed that ex-union official Ralph Blewitt is willing to provide details of a financial scandal involving the actions of union members, including Julia Gillard’s ex-partner Bruce Wilson.
4BC Drive: 4BC has been following the journey of Aussie adventurers Cas & Jonesy, two young mates who set a world first 2.270km journey to the South Pole and back, battling frost bite, hunger and the wildest of weather. They share their incredible story of survival.
4BC Drive: A Qantas passenger has been kept waiting on hold for 15 hours to confirm his flight home to America- a call that took longer than his actual trip home would have. Call centre expert Craig Neil joins Gary Hardgrave to explain how and how often, this kind of thing can happen.
4BC Drive: It has been predicted that in the next 5 years, many Australian jobs will disappear as a result of technical advances and offshoring of jobs. Greg Pankhurst from Balance Recruitment joins Gary Hardgrave with the top 5 jobs most at risk of extinction.
4BC Drive: CEO of Go Switch, Ben Freund joins Gary Hardgrave in response to the PM’s claim that each state is responsible for rising energy prices, despite the fact the Federal Government introduced the carbon tax a month ago. State Energy Minister Mark McArdle discusses.
4BC Drive: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten has allegedly yelled an obscenity at a Melbourne sales assistant after she told him a pie he wanted was out of stock. Listen and comment now.
4BC Drive: BBC Presenter and renowned geologist, Professor Iain Stewart, joins Gary Hardgrave with a startling prediction that the world will see a catastrophic earthquake in a major cities built near major earthquake faults. He believes it's only a matter of time.
4BC Drive: CSIRO Operations Scientist John Sarkissian joins Gary Hardgrave after the announcement of NASA’s Mini Cooper-sized rover touched down on the Red Planet in a manoeuvre dubbed “mission impossible” and compared to a golfing hole-in-one.
4BC Drive: Darrell Lea has announced it will be going into voluntary administration after 85 years in business, affecting up to 700 jobs around the country. QUT Business School’s Dr Gary Mortimer talks to Gary Hardgrave about what went wrong with Darrell Lea.
4BC Drive: Brisbane is the most expensive place in the country to park for one hour. RACQ Executive Manager of Public Policy Michael Roth, talks to Gary Hardgrave from 4BC Drive about the results of the report. Listen now and comment.
4BC Drive: 'Watergate: the hidden history' reexamines the historical record, providing insight into Nixon’s motivation for Watergate with information that has only been available in recent years. Author Lamar Waldron talks to Gary Hardgrave.
4BC Drive: Head of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Professor Allan Trounson, is currently trialling a stem-cell cure for HIV. Trounson talks to Gary Hardgrave about the trial so far on one patient with positive results. Listen and comment now.
4BC Drive: State Health Minister Lawrence Springborg talks to Gary Hardgrave just hours after it was revealed that the former State Government was planning to use the failed health payroll system across all Government Departments.
4BC Drive: As the LNP pushes to name youth offenders, teens run wild and vandalise a Strathpine property multiple times. Should youth offenders be named? Gary Hardgrave talks with A Current Affair, reporter Chris Allen about the crime.
4BC Drive: Opposition Leader Annastasia Palaszcuk talks to Gary Hardgrave to call for Minister Bruce Flegg to be sacked after allowing LNP political operatives open access to commercially sensitive financial details of publishing company, Go Print.
4BC Drive: Jordan Nash was so badly bullied as a child he had to leave school in year seven. His mother, Jennifer talks to Gary Hardgrave the day after the she ‘heckled’ the Prime Minister at a community cabinet. Listen and comment now.
4BC Drive: Premier Campbell Newman joins Gary Hardgrave following the Council of Australian Government’s meeting. Newman is adamant he will not be making a financial commitment to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Listen now.
4BC Drive: Despite almost 3000 public servant job cuts across the state over the last few months, Queensland paramedics are dissatisfied with a 2.2% wage increase offered by the Newman Government. Union Voice Gary Bullock talks to Gary Hardgrave.
4BC Drive: Following an attack on a fourteen year old girl in Chermside by a gang of four women, it seems violence by women is becoming increasingly common, as more and more youtube videos of girls fighting are popping up on the internet.
4BC Drive: Australian trash magazine, Zoo Weekly is searching for Australia’s hottest asylum seeker, with the opportunity for a free photoshoot, ‘Are you a refugee not even the immigration minister could refuse,” is the question the magazine adds. Gary Hardgrave talks with Matthew Knott, from crikey.com.au and shadow immigration minister, Scott Morrison about the request. Poor taste? Have your say.
4BC Drive: Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney joined Drive host Gary Hardgrave after it was announced that Mary Valley land is to be resold to farmers in a bid to re-establish the Queensland community. Listen and comment now.
4BC Drive: Australia's mining boom will slow more sharply than expected and could be over within two years due to easing demand from China and falling prices, according to a leading economic forecaster. Gary Hardgrave talks to chief economist Craig James.
4BC Drive: Richard de Crespigny was the Captain of QANTAS Airbus Flight QF32, the routine flight to Singapore where a sudden explosion shattered Engine 2 just four minutes into the journey. De Crespigny joins Gary Hardgrave with the story of how one of the world’s worst air disasters was avoided.
4BC News: Queensland Premier Campbell Newman will have a medical check-up after a car he was travelling in was involved in a nasty crash. Mr Newman was travelling to a Local Government Association of Queensland.
4BC Breakfast: Soon you could head to Brisbane Airport, not to travel, but to practice your golf swing. Louise Vanderven from the Airport had more for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast. Listen and comment now.
4BC Drive: Australian journalist and businesswoman Ita Buttrose talks to Gary Hardgrave from 4BC Drive about the relase of the updated version of Autobiography 'A Passionate life'. Listen and comment now.
4BC Drive: Following the story of Queensland Health whistle-blower Jo Barber. Daughter of an alleged victim of the ‘dodgy doctor’, Marilyn Dalmos talks to Gary Hardgrave from 4BC Drive and claims the dodgy doctor let people die, just to show they could.
4BC Drive: Mayor calls for Gold Coast to become sister cities with Las Vegas. Journalist for Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros, talks to Gary Hardgrave from 4BC Drive about the Gold Coast. Listen now and comment.
4BC Drive: The Queensland State Government has put on hold funding for the Morcombe Child Safety Program. Mother of Daniel Morcombe Danise Morcombe, talks to Gary Hardgrave from 4BC Drive about the Governments decision. Listen now and comment.
4BC Drive: 4BC Reporter Jamie McKinnell talks to Gary Hardgrave from the LNP conference in Brisbane following Tony Abbott’s key note address. Abbott spoke about the importance of the LNP’s win in Queensland in March’s State Election.
4BC Drive: Morcombe family lawyer Peter Boyce talks to Gary Hardgrave from 4BC Drive as the family of murdered teen Daniel Morcombe await the release of his remains in order to finally put him to rest. Listen now and comment.
4BC Mornings: Should kids learn how to drive as a part of their school curriculum? Motoring expert Russell White talks to Greg Cary from 4BC Mornings to discuss the importance of introducing driving learning to help save young lives. Have your say.
4BC Drive: Sports Minister Steve Dickson unveiled the Artie Beetson memorial at Suncorp Stadium. Dickson talks to Gary Hardgrave about a personal moment for the minister who was coached by the rugby league legend as a child.
4BC Drive: Delays at Brisbane Airport are becoming more common because the two runways can no longer operate at the same time at night. CEO of Aviation/Aerospace Australia Jim Carden talks to Gary Hardgrave to discuss the possibility of expanding.
4BC Drive: Bob Katter has called for North Queensland to become its own state. Director of Pinnacle Tourism Ron Livingstone, talks to Gary Hardgrave claiming North Queensland’s economy could not sustain independence. Have your say.
4BC Drive: Professor Anthony Thomas talks to Gary Hardgrave to explain the significance of the confirmation of the “God” particle and why it brings us one step closer to understanding the fundamental particle of all things. Listen now and comment.
4BC Drive: Just prior to going into liquidation, popular Eagle Street venue Rugby Quay were taking deposits as large as $2000 from individuals and organisations. Brisbane Times journalist Georgia Waters talks to Gary Hardgrave about the inconvenience.
4BC Drive: Major cracks are beginning to appear in the relationship between the Government and the Greens, adding further pressure to the Gillard government. Political commentator Graham Richardson talks to Gary Hardgrave about the possibility of an early election.
4BC Drive: A listener known as “Jim” who formerly worked for the Australian Defence, talks to Gary Hardgrave to blow the lid on further allegations of sexual abuse in the defence force. This follows a report by defence Minister Stephen Smith.
4BC Drive: Following our story on sexual abuse in the Australian Defence Force, a courageous listener has come in studio to speak to Gary Hardgrave about his experience as the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a family friend who was in the defence force.
4BC Drive: Sports Commentator Ray Warren talks to Gary Hardgrave ahead of his call of the State of Origin decider. Gary asks Warren to share his favourite origin moments, the best players he’s ever seen and the best commentator he’s worked with.