Season 2 Wrap Up with Sonia Nolan
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
by Sonia Nolan
2M ago
Thanks for listening to Season 2 of My Warm Table Podcast. In this episode, Sonia wraps up the season with highlights of the previous episodes. Thanks to all of our wonderful, generous guests and to you our listeners for supporting a warm table of curious conversations, acceptance and spreading positivity in our communities. Warm thanks to: Sponsor: Females Over Forty-five Fitness in Victoria Park Sound Engineering: Damon Sutton Music: William A Spence ... and all our generous and inspiring guests around the warm table this season! Support the show Please rate and review this podcast - it ..read more
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Turning the lights on - a history of EPT, migration and modernising Australia with Matthew Quomi
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
by Sonia Nolan
3M ago
In this episode  we  stop a moment to think about how we are so connected to electricity.  We’re going to honour the courageous and skillful men who climbed heights without fear to assemble and construct those tall steel structures which look like mini Eiffel Towers across our Australian landscape. We’re going to step back in time to 1951 when the Australian branch of an Italian company set up in Australia to connect our vast, remote country to a reliable electricity source which enables a future of possibility and prosperity. Electric Power Transmission Pty Ltd or EPT - was ..read more
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Saving lions and rewilding our world with Donalea Patman
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
by Sonia Nolan
3M ago
We are in what scientists call the 6th mass extinction with wildlife disappearing at a rate of 1000 times the natural extinction rate.   Today’s warm table conversation is a big one. We share tears and fears with Donalea Patman who, 12 years ago, locked eyes with a lion - one of the world’s most majestic and revered creatures – and from that moment she has dedicated her career to ending the cruel and barbaric industry of canned hunting, followed by the closing of the domestic trade in ivory and rhino horn in Australia and worked on modernising the legal trade in endangered species (one of ..read more
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InsTRUCKta! Virtual Reality road safety lessons with Rob Sharpe
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
by Sonia Nolan
4M ago
The number of trucks on WA  roads is set to double within the decade and triple by 2050.  In fact we'd all  come to a stop if it wasn’t for the work of our amazing truck drivers carting everything from milk to machinery across our vast state.    So it’s really important as drivers that we know how to share our roads safely with trucks. Rob Sharpe of Transafe and InsTRUCKta! has traversed more than 1.4 million kms as a truckie and he’s had a birds eye view of more than his fair share of close calls and crazy risk taking, by cars trying to squeeze their way ahead of a t ..read more
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Have you ever been hacked? Learn how to stay safe online with cybersecurity specialist Vannessa Van Beek
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
by Sonia Nolan
4M ago
Have you ever been hacked? Are you worried about your data privacy? Do you know someone who has been unscrupulously scammed and lost money, lost data and basically lost their trust in the cyber world? Cyber security is a growing concern for everyday people like you and me, as well as every organisation and government body - costing millions in our economy. Cybersecurity specialist Vannessa Van Beek joins us to help us learn how to protect ourselves online.   Vannessa was a finalist for Australia’s most outstanding woman in protective security, has been awarded Women in Tech WA’s Outstan ..read more
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Respect @ Work with Franca Sala Tenna
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
by Sonia Nolan
5M ago
PASSION: Changing workplace behaviours for the better. PURPOSE: Translating the law on workplace behaviours through interactive theatre and training workshops through her business EEO Specialists. The laws have changed around workplace behaviour. In fact more change has occurred in the last 2 years than 20 years prior … So this is an important episode for everyone with a job - because you need to know where the new line in the sand is when it comes to sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying. Now it might sound like a heavy topic, but luckily I’m joined around the warm table by Franca S ..read more
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Volunteering with Craig Spencer
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
by Sonia Nolan
6M ago
One of the greatest ways we can channel our passions for purpose is through volunteering. It’s good for civic society, it’s good for our local clubs, and research tells us that volunteering even increases our sense of wellbeing.  Today I’m joined around the Warm Table by Craig Spencer – who has volunteered most of his adult life and knows better than most the importance of giving things a go and getting involved.  As Head of Community Engagement at Bankwest some years ago, he was among those who spearheaded the movement in corporate volunteering and today he manages more than 900 vol ..read more
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Stories from Snake Gully and Aboriginal Health with Jenny Baraga
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
by Sonia Nolan
6M ago
Jenny Baraga is a pioneer of Aboriginal mental health practice and training in Western Australia’s north west region.  Jenny describes herself as a quiet achiever. She is a trusted voice, an experienced health practitioner and a proud Garra Yarra woman with a compelling story about the importance of taking the time to have a yarn and show cultural respect to people – especially when they are at their most vulnerable.  During our warm table conversation Jenny also shared the legend of a painting she created some years ago which tells her family’s story of loss and pain and the legacy ..read more
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Endometriosis with Kath Sloan and Emma Dixon
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
by Sonia Nolan
7M ago
Endometriosis is a chronic and painful condition which affects about 176 million women worldwide. One in 9 women suffer (almost daily) with this condition which impacts a woman's physical, emotion and social wellbeing.  There is currently no cure, the cause is unclear and diagnosis takes an average of 7 years. Kath Sloan and Emma Dixon are passionate about sharing their lived experience of endometriosis so that more women are aware of the condition and seek help and diagnosis. This is an intergenerational conversation with Kath in her 50s and Emma in her early 20s sharing their wisdom a ..read more
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EarthMAD with Christin Smith
My Warm Table ... with Sonia
by Sonia Nolan
7M ago
Christin Smith is an award winning earth scientist with qualifications in geology, natural resources, sustainability and environmental management, and education.   She's the founder of EARTHMAD - an acronym which stands for Everyone Acting Responsibly Today Helps Make A Difference. Christin found herself leading the charge in her Mandurah coastal suburb to protect her local beach from coastal erosion and with the support of 1200 petitioners she started a movement for change! Link to EarthMAD:  https://earthmad.com/ Warm thanks to: Sponsor: Females Over Forty-five Fitness in Victor ..read more
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