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Music making a difference

MMAD-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Musicians Making A Difference founder and director Dominic Brook, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about how MMAD can turn kids lives around like Karise Eden one of their former members. Listen now and comment.

New shopping concept

trolley-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Shoppers may soon be able to walk straight out the door without lining up to pay for their groceries. Gadget guy Peter Blasina talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the new concept. Listen now and comment.

Migaloo returns

migaloo-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Director of Marine Sciences at SeaWorld Trevor Long, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about Migaloo, a rare albino humpback whale that travels the east-coast of Australia every year exciting whale watchers.

Yes, Prime Minister

yes-pm-thumb 4BC Breakfast: The creators of the classic BBC comedy that was mandatory viewing for millions worldwide, 'Yes, Prime Minister', was a sell out in London’s West End, and next week will open in Brisbane. Mark Owen-Taylor talks to Peter and Mary about his role as PM Jim Hackett.

Hacketts legal team pounce

Grant Hackett thumb 4BC Breakfast: In a bizarre twist, home wrecker Grant Hackett’s legal team is in full force removing the 60 Minutes interview from all websites, due to restrictions the Olympic Gold Medallist set with his own employer prior to airing the interview, that many have claimed a complete disaster and PR Failure, according to entertainment reporter Peter Ford. Listen and comment now.

The final report

obi1-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Brisbane journalist, Mark ‘The Ear’ Oberhardt’s has been the voice of Queensland papers, publishing the longest-running single journalist sports column in Australian newspaper history. The Ear joins Peter and Mary for one last time, replaying some great moments and saying goodbye to listeners.

Dangerous Beaches

breaking-waves-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Gold Coast lifeguard Warren Young talks to 4BC Breakfast with Peter and Mary about the current dangerous beaches and swells smashing the coast. Listen and comment.

Amber Alerts

4BC Breakfast: Amber alerts 4BC Breakfast: Hetty Johnston from Bravehearts talks to Peter and Mary 4BC Breakfast about child abduction amber alerts. Listen now and comment.

Population Boom

crowd-thumb 4BC Breakfast: The 2012 Census results are in, with some interesting findings. Demographer David Chalke, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the population boom. Listen now and comment.

Who do you trust

drteo-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Readers Digest Managing editor, Louise Waterson talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the people we trust in 2012. Listen now and comment.

British PM leaves daughter at pub

tah 4BC Breakfast: The British Prime Minister must have a lot on his mind – he left his daughter at the pub where he’d been having lunch! Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talked to UK Correspondent Enda Brady.

Discovered on YouTube

youtube-thumb 4BC Breakfast: 15 Year old singer Mckenzie Comer joins Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about how she was discovered on YouTube in January 2011 by an American producer/manager. Listen now and comment.

New head of the AMA

LOGO-thumb 4BC Breakfast: As one of the youngest doctors to head the Australian Medical Association, Dr Alex Markwell joins Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast to talk about her new role. Listen now and comment.

Funds for Baden-Clay children

funds-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Friends of murdered Brookfield mum, Allison Baden-Clay are banding together to help raise funds for the three children left behind. Dee Hudson joined Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast to tell us how.

Deadly rail crossings

rail-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Two of Brisbanes most deadly rail crossings are finally getting an upgrade within the next 3years. Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk told Pater and Mary work should begin within months and should be completed by the end of 2014

Sir Paul McCartney turns 70

Paul-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Music guru and Historian Glenn A Baker talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about Sir Paul McCartney who is celebrating his 70th birthday. Listen now and comment.

Gen Y mid life crisis

mid-life-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Demographer Bernard Salt talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about Generation Y facing a mid life crisis. Many young 30 year olds are suffering 'responsibility anxiety '. Listen now and comment.

The Voice winner

voice-thumb 4BC Breakfast: The winner of Channel Nine's The Voice is Karise Eden, 19, who was living in a women's refuge on the New South Wales Central Coast before recieving her break. Eden tells her story to 4BC Breakfast with Peter and Mary. Listen now and comment.

The naming process

drugs1-thumb 4BC Breakfast: How do drugs get there names? Dr Ginni Mansberg talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about how commonly used drugs are named. Listen now and comment.

Animals at work

Dog-thumb 4BC Breakfast: The Global and Travel Co’s Jordan Hurley talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about encouraging employees to bring their pets to work as it improves the office atmosphere. Do you agree? Listen now and comment.

Sporting Nation

clarke-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Comedian John Clarke, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about his new show ‘Sporting Nation’ which reveals how sport became an intrinsic part of our national identity. Listen now and comment.

Red Nose birthday

1_red-nose-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Red Nose Day CEO Derek Brown, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about celebrating the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day. SIDS and Kids are hosting a Sunday Funday at South Bank. Listen now and comment.

Southbank celebrates

Southbank-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Southbank is celebrating its 20th birthday. South Brisbane’s most famous resident Stefan talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the history of Southbank. Listen now and comment.

School holiday fun

cycling-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Need some fun ideas to keep the kids/ grandkids entertained this holiday season. Victoria Carthew talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast with some out of the box suggestions. Listen now and comment.

Show Your Colours

origin-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Lord Mayor Graham Quirk talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the launch of Brisbane’s Show Your Colours. The city will come alive with a festival atmosphere in the lead up to the final State of Origin game. Listen now and comment.

Telephobe

phone-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Screening calls and avoiding awkward small talk. Media researcher from QUT Susan Hetherington, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about Generation Y’s 'Telephobe'. Listen now and comment.

Elephant Tales

hannan-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Author of ‘Elephant Tales’ Mike Hannan, talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about packing up their lives and undertaking a journey from London to Vladivostock on a 1150cc BMW motorbike named ‘Elephant. Listen now and comment.

Gold medal hopefuls

bohl-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Swim coach Michael Bohl talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about heading off to London, with his team of 10 Olympic gold medal hopefuls under his teaching. Listen and comment now.

Home invasion

burglar-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Theo talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about how he and his father-in-law fought off two armed home invaders at his Doonan property. Listen now and comment.

Kieran Perkins

kieran-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Two time Olympic gold medallist Kieran Perkins talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about his roll as a mentor at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Listen now and comment.

Farewell Mark 'The Ear'

obi-thumb 4BC Breakfast: After almost 10 years doing crosses with 4BC Radio, Mark ‘The Ear’ Oberhardt talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast to announce his farewell this Friday. Listen now and comment.

Comedy icon Lenny Henry

lenny-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talks to British comedy icon Lenny Henry about life growing up in Dudley and his show new 'Cradle to rave'. Listen and comment now.

Human lie detector

4BC Breakfast: Human lie detector 4BC Breakfast: A man dubbed the human lie detector Steve Van Aperen talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast and reveals some of his top secrets. Listen now and comment.

Health insurance rebate

health-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Independent Brisbane health and insurance advisor and broker John Small talks to Peter and Mary about the changes to the health insurance rebate due to take effect on the 1st July.

Origin hosting rights

QRL-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Queensland Rugby League CEO Rob Moore talks to Peter and Mary about putting up a fight for State of Origin hosting rights with plans to stage a week long footy festival. Listen now and comment.

PM Gillard with 4BC Breakfast

gillard 4BC Breakfast: Treasurer Wayne Swan's budget Robin Hood act hasn't won over all the welfare groups trying to help people struggling to stay above the poverty line. Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the budget is “Labor to its bootstraps”, despite some harsh cuts. The PM joined Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

LaCaze overcomes bureaucracy

lacaze-thumb 4BC Breakfast: People power over the internet saw Genevieve LaCaze overcome bureaucracy. The steeplechaser is a step closer to realising her Olympic dreams when she represents Australia in the 3000m steeplechase. Mum Donna LaCaze talks to Peter and Mary about their joy!

The Premier with 4BC Breakfast

prem 4BC Breakfast: Campbell Newman is spending Queensland Day battling the federal government over the state’s environmental credentials. Newman also talks about the recent expulsion of 4BC Drive host Gary Hardgrave. Listen and comment now.

Terri Irwin on Breakfast

Terri Irwin 4bc Breakfast: Terri Irwin has recently met up with a family, about an issue close to all their hearts – running a zoo. She spoke with the Mee family, who prompted the movie “We Bought A Zoo”. Irwin joined Peter and Mary on 4BC Breakfast.

Unions prepare for battle

newman-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Unions are preparing for a battle against the Government over fair pay. President of Queensland Council of Unions John Battams talks to Peter and Mary about the impact of millions of dollars leaving the economy. Listen now and comment.

Million dollar baby home

baby-thumb 4BC Breakfast: Brisbane’s ‘million dollar baby girl’ has arrived home. Sonia Broom shared with Peter and Mary the story of the premature birth of her daughter Gracee while on honeymoon in the United States.

Travelling dangers

indonesia-thumb 4BC Breakfast: With the recent deaths of two Aussies travelling in Indonesia is it still a good idea to plan a trip there? Owner of Skelton Travel, Sandra Skelton talks to Peter and Mary about the incident and the risks of travelling. Listen now and comment.

The Emporium Hotel

emporium-thumb 4BC Breakfast: The Emporium Hotel is winding up a month long of celebrations to mark 5 years since the luxury boutique hotel was opened. Marketing Manger Angela Loucaides talks to Peter and Mary about the achievement. Listen now and comment.

Rachael Leahcar

voice 4BC Breakfast: Rachael Leahcar has been amazing the judges and the audience, on The Voice. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast caught up with the legally blind singer.

Chopped up art

chopped 4BC Breakfast: Artwork by Chopper Read is going on display at a Redcliffe gallery. It’s polarising people, as art dealer Richard Lancaster told Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

The sneaker bikies

sneaker 4BC Breakfast: Bikie gangs are changing the way they operate, as authorities clamp down on their activities. Channel 7 reporter Ross Coulthart talked to Moyd and Loretta from 4BC Breakfast.

Travel the world for free

dude 4BC Breakfast: Can you travel the world for free? German man Michael Wigge did, by getting paid for some very odd jobs. Wigge spoke to Moyd and Loretta from 4BC Breakfast.

Live at work

hilton 4BC Breakfast: What’s it like to live at work? Hilton Brisbane manager Martin Kendall could tell you – he lives in the newly-refurbished hotel. Kendall talked to Moyd and Loretta from 4BC Breakfast.

Sharing of petrol price?

petrol 4BC Breakfast: The ACCC is preparing for a formal investigation into the alleged sharing of petrol price information between companies. After so many inquiries, will it make any difference? Moyd and Loretta from 4BC Breakfast spoke to Ingrid Just from Choice.

Helmets must be worn?

helmet 4BC Breakfast: There are calls for more sportspeople to wear helmets, after the death of a WA hockey player, who was struck in the head during a weekend game. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to Dr Steve Hambleton from the AMA. Do you agree?

House asylum seekers

house 4BC Breakfast: The federal government is planning to pay families $300 a week to temporarily house asylum seekers. It would be for those on bridging visas. Moyd and Loretta from 4BC Breakfast talked to Dr Graham Thom from Amnesty.

Man charged

police 4BC Breakfast: A man’s been charged with murder, after a woman’s body was found in a Bracken Ridge home on Wednesday. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to shocked neighbour Val Morris.

Wild bus behaviour

QLD public transport 4BC Breakfast: Bus drivers are threatening to ban school runs, because of bad behaviour and violence from students. TWU Assistant Secretary Scott Connolly spoke to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Extra special Mothers Day

mum 4BC Breakfast: It’s an extra special Mother’s Day.. when you have 15 kids! That’s family life for Toowoomba’s Jenny Bonell – and she talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Manchester City champs

champs 4BC Breakfast: Manchester City has said goodbye to years of misery, after winning their first league championship in 44 years. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talked to Enda Brady in the UK.

Flying foxes could be shot

Flying fox 4BC Breakfast: Farmers could soon be issued with kill permits for flying foxes, however the state government says it would only be as a last resort Environment Minister Andrew Powell spoke to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

The nations best beer

beer 4BC Breakfast: XXXX Gold is the nation’s best selling beer, according to new figures. But why is it on drinker’s lists? Bill Webb from XXXX Gold talked to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Understanding dogs

dogs 4BC Breakfast: You love your dog, but how well do you know him or her? The RSPCA is holding an “understanding dogs” seminar this weekend. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talked to dog trainer Justin Palazzo-Orr.

Pay less for power

Electricity 4BC Breakfast: There’s hope we could pay less for power, with the state government to form a review panel on pricing. Energy Minister Mark McArdle had the details for Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

School results public

school 4BC Breakfast: Newspapers regularly carry stories about school results – but is that putting a burden on students and their parents? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talks to teen psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.

Bikie-related mess

bike 4BC Breakfast: Two shooting incidents overnight in Brisbane are believed to have been bikie-related. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talked to police reporter Amelia Birnie, outside the Bandidos Gabba headquarters.

Time with Clive

Clive Palmer, National Treasure 4BC Breakfast: Clive Palmer is still a chance to avoid paying a speeding fine. It seems he’ll be able to get more time to appeal it. For more on the issue, Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to Shane Bowering from Red Tape Busters.

Petrol drive aways

petrol 4BC Breakfast: Dozens of Logan motorists are driving off from service stations without paying for petrol, every month. It’s a crime we all pay for, as Paul Turner from the RACQ told Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast

Herb Reed

herb 4BC Breakfast: Founder of The Platters, Herb Reed, has died aged 83. The group broke new ground in the early 1950s, in different ways. 4BC music guru John Pearce talks to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Marry a dentist

dentidyt 4BC Breakfast: If you want a stable marriage – marry a dentist! That’s the result, from a study on which professions are more prone to marital problems. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talk to psychologist Jo Lamble.

Apartments to butt out

smoke 4BC Breakfast: Queenslanders are facing bans on lighting up in their own units. Building owners across the state are passing smoking by-laws. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talked to Andrew Staehr from Archers Body Corporate Management.

Donna Summer: Music Pioneer

Donna Summer 4bc Breakfast: Disco queen Donna Summer is being remembered as a modern music pioneer. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to music historian Glenn A Baker.

Champion Jockey Glen Boss

Glen Boss 4bc Breakfast: Champion jockey Glen Boss is riding a real long shot this weekend. He explained why, to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Suburb parking madness

Suburb parking madness 4BC Breakfast: Staff parking at corporate estates in the suburbs, is spilling over into local streets - and residents aren’t impressed. Some have taken to vandalising cars, in one area of south-east Queensland. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to Paul Turner from the RACQ.

The waiting game

Bank 4BC Breakfast: It’s a waiting game on interest rates, for homeowners and investors. The big banks are yet to respond to the Reserve Bank’s half a percentage point reduction. Moyd and Loretta from 4BC Breakfast looked at the options with AMP Financial Planner Dianne Charman.

Hit me with your best shot

bee 4BC Breakfast: Getting stung hurts – but which insects hurt the most? A US entomologist got himself stung 150 times, to find out which ones produced the worst pain. Justin Schmidt talked to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Tommy in Maroon

tom 4BC Breakfast: The 4BC Breakfast challenge, to put Tommy Raudonikis in a Maroons jersey on the eve of Origin 2 has happened. Despite hating the colour Maroon with a passion, Tommy Raudonikis put on a Queensland jersey this morning – for charity.

More Origin games in Melbourne?

Origin 4bc Breakfast: The state government has vowed not to spend millions, to keep more Origin games away from Melbourne. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to state Sports Minister Steve Dickson.

Pauline Hanson on Brekkie

pauline hanson 4bc Breakfast: 4BC Breakfast had a request from a teacher, for someone to give some tips to his class on running a fish and chip shop. Who else could we turn to, but Pauline Hanson? She spoke to Peter and Mary.

Corby could be out within months?

Schapelle Corby 4bc Breakfast: Schapelle Corby could be out of a Bali jail within months, after being granted clemency. So what can she expect, from the Indonesian justice system? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to Dr Keith Suter from Global Directions.

There’s “gnome” place like home

Garden gnome 4bc Breakfast: A landmark Wynnum home, featuring hundreds of garden gnomes, is up for auction. Wendy Parsons is selling the house, and she spoke to Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast.

Hollywood coming to Yatala

Anzac Day 4bc Breakfast: Hollywood is coming to Yatala. Part of the suburb south of Brisbane will be turned into the western front, for a new movie “The 34th Battalion. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to film-maker Ian Sparkes.

Force bans beard

bands 4BC Breakfast: Victoria is banning beards on its police officers, with the government saying it’s a trust issue. But is that true? Peter and Mary talks to body language expert Allan Pease.

Rail network needs an upgrade

Rail 4bc Breakfast: Brisbane’s rail network reportedly needs a safety upgrade, and could face derailments if things don’t improve soon. Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast followed up with state Transport Minister Scott Emerson.

The art of letters

writing 4BC Breakfast: There’s now a special club for people who still love writing letters, called the Postale Society. Writing is becoming a lost art in the age of email, but should we write more often? Moyd and Loretta talk to etiquette expert Anna Musson from The Good Manners Company.

Reality Gold Coast Maoris

gold 4BC Breakfast: A new TV in New Zealand has the Gold Coast worried. It’s called “GC” and it’s a reality show about Maoris living on the coast. Moyd and Loretta got a review on it, from Lloyd Burr from 3News in New Zealand.

Buses replace trains to Ipswich show

Ipswich show 4bc Breakfast: The Ipswich Show is on this weekend, just as major railworks are happening on the Ipswich-Rosewood line. Queensland Rail says the upgrade was planned months in advance, and buses will be in place.

Calcium supplements a heart attack risk?

Calcium supplements 4bc Breakfast: A recent study has raised concerns about whether calcium supplements could be a heart attack risk. So what are the alternatives, and who do they suit? Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast spoke to GP Dr Ginni Mansberg

Fatality free friday

Road safety 4bc Breakfast: It’s Fatality Free Friday, when the focus is on road safety. Thousands have formally pledged their support. Founder of the campaign Russell White joined 4BC Breakfast and Mornings.

Class action over 2011 floods

floods 4bc Breakfast & Mornings: Over three thousand Queenslanders have now joined a class action over the 2011 floods. Law firms are hoping to recruit more claimants. Peter and Mary spoke to Damian Scattini from Maurice Blackburn lawyers.