Podcast shines a light on stories of ability

August 31, 2022

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When Derrick Jonas put a social media post up on a bushwalking site for information about wheelchair-friendly options little did he know that he’d be exploring 94 kilometres of Tasmania’s LUFT (Launceston Urban Fringe Trail) with his new mate Dr John Ralph.

City Park Radio’s podcast See Me – Stories of Ability is a six-part series featuring the personal stories of people living with a disability doing extraordinary things. Through interviews with host Jodie Lowe, the series gives listeners an insight into the strengths, achievements and aspirations of people living with a disability.

In the first episode, aired in July 2022, Derrick and John chat about how they worked together navigating the trail’s challenging terrain to create the LUFT for wheels.  Other episodes include interviews with Jacquie Spencer, a swimmer who has represented Australia multiple times in the Special Olympics, writer Avery McDougall, artist Michelle Murphy, Bonnie and her mum Jess O’Connor who run the Kanamaluka Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and talented singer Gopi Maya Rai.

City Park Radio has been broadcasting to listeners in Launceston and surrounding areas for over 35 years. A true reflection of its local community, the station attracts people of all ages, cultures and walks of life. See Me – Stories of Ability is one of many examples of content created by the station to meet the interests and needs of their community.

See Me – Stories of Ability was supported by a CBF Content grant in 2021/22.

You can listen to episodes of See Me – Stories of Ability on the City Park Radio website or via Spotify.

Photo: Derrick Jonas and John Ralph feature in the first episode of  See Me – Stories of Ability.

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