Monday, February 23, 2009

#977 Sarah From Rockhampton, Australia, Cop Tases Himself

Show 977 Monday 23 February
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today’s guest is Sarah. She’s from Rockhampton which is in Queensland in Australia.

I just looked it up in Wikipedia and I found this sentence:
Rockhampton experiences over 300 days of sunshine each year …
Isn’t that amazing? 300 days! I wouldn’t mind going there right now. I think I’ve just about had enough of winter.

Anyway, Sarah spent the winter here in Niseko working and snowboarding. She’s actually gone back to Australia now, but we caught up with her just before she left to do an interview.
I asked her what kind of work she’d been doing in Niseko.

I was working for, ah, the Samurai Bar and also Kabuki restaurant and also doing some journalism for Powderlife.

What kind of journalism?
I did an article on, ah, Kutchan cultural tours and I was also doing the snow reports in the mornings.

How was that?
Yeah, it was really interesting actually, except for the, ah, 6:30 starts, but apart from that, no, it was really good – and great experience for when I get back home.


Kia ora in Stick News today a police officer in Australia shot himself with a taser.

Early on Sunday morning police in Sydney were called out to a nightclub brawl.
Apparently an officer was trying to taser a 27-year-old man, but he accidentally shot himself instead.
The officer was taken to hospital where he received treatment for minor burns.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 23rd of February.
Kia ora.

conversations with sarah

#613 What does a radio producer do?

with today's guest: Sarah Latcham

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Sarah What do you do in Australia?

Sarah Ah, I’m a qualified high school teacher. I teach English and physical education. But I’m looking at getting into journalism so at the moment I’m working as a radio producer for ABC Capricornia, ah, which is one of the biggest radio stations in Australia. And hopefully getting back into that and more into television broadcast when I get home.

Sarah How did you become a radio producer? Did you have to study … ?

Sarah Yeah, I’m studying, ah, a Bachelor of Arts specialising in journalism at home. But I just kind of fell into it. My lecturer said he wanted me to … he works at ABC and he wanted me to go and do some work for him. So it just kind of worked out that way.

Sarah What does a radio producer do?

Sarah Basically we source stories from other media outlets – so the internet, other newspapers, television. And we, sort of, follow them up and find talent to interview for them on air, write the stories and then programme them so that they go to the air at the right time.

Sarah What are your favourite news programmes in Australia?

Sarah My favourite is National Nine News. I’m not really a fan of, like, A Current Affair and Today Tonight and all those, sort of, expose ones. I like more hard news stories rather than soft news and exposes.

Sarah What’s the most interesting story you’ve worked on so far?

Sarah About two months before we came there was a man who got, ah, attacked in … by a crocodile in … we have a lot of crocodiles around where I live … he got attacked by a six metre crocodile and it was a pretty big story because it was quite close to where I live at home.

Sarah Why did you decide to be a teacher?

Sarah Ah, I had a really good English teacher when I was going through grade 11 and 12. And I’ve always been really interested in sport, I play a lot of tennis and a lot of netball. And, just, yeah, it was something that I really wanted to do and teaching was a way that I could play sport all day and get paid for it.

Sarah How long did you teach for?

Sarah I taught for three and a half years after I graduated.

Sarah Why did you decide to change careers?

Sarah Just for something different I guess. I … when I was in high school, I always wanted to be a writer. And I think this sort of allows more for writing than, than teaching does. And I’ll probably still think about going back to teaching maybe when I have, after I’ve had kids, for the hours and the holidays and those sorts of things.

Sarah What do you most enjoy about teaching?

Sarah Oh, I love the kids. I love my kids. So I teach high school which is grade 8 to grade 12, so about 13 to 17 year olds, I really love the, the senior school students they’re … yeah, get along with them really well.

Sarah What’s the most challenging thing?

Sarah I think the grade 9 to grade 10 girls who just … are starting to develop that little bit of attitude and don’t really want to talk to a younger female teacher. The boys are always quite good, but, um, sometimes the girls are a little bit harder to deal with.

Sarah What do you think makes a good teacher?

Sarah I think patience is the main one and also really caring about your students. If you don’t really care, then they’re not going to learn anything from you. But if you care and you put in the effort, then, that’s what makes a good teacher.

Sarah Have you learnt any languages?

Sarah My Dad was Italian, Italian English so … I should know a lot more Italian that what I do. But I know a little bit of Italian and, ah, just a little bit of Japanese from being over here.

Sarah He was born in Italy and moved to Australia?

Sarah Yeah, he was born in Italy and then he moved to England for a while and moved back to Italy. And then met my mum. He used to work on cruise ships and he met my mum on a cruise ship and then moved to Australia to be with her

Sarah When you were little did he ever speak Italian to you?

Sarah When he would work on the cruise ships, we’d go and visit him for, sort of, two months of the year. And everyone … all the staff spoke Italian so they would always converse in Italian, but to me, it was always English.


attacked by a 6 metre crocodile - maybe it was this story

"Don't tase me bro!" (In the Stick News drawing) - do you know where this comes from?
Read this.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: Boom Tschak
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: More Chocolate, Please
from: Former Yugoslavia

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artist: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
artist site

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artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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artist: Paolo Pavan
album: INSIDE
track: Blue Night Dance
from: Rome, Italy
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
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