On February 7th, 2009, Bushfires burned uncontrollably around the outskirts of Melbourne. Two years on, we revisit the townships most affected by these horrific fires. We explore how the bushfires have impacted on the lives of the local community with an in-depth discussion with local business owner Rod. Rod and his partner, Barry, lost everything except the clothes they were wearing during the fires, and have rebuilt their lives from the ground up. 

We cross live to The Priest, Joy, who has spent some time helping with the bushfire recovery effort. Joy recounts her experiences on the front line working with the SES two years ago and her continuing work in the field as the community of Marysville works to rebuild not just their homes, but their lives too. 

The Pom, Bertie, joins us in the spirit spa with health tips for your fruit and veggie intake. Also, Bertie shares a little of her experience during the recent flash flooding in Victoria.


Andrew, shares his first pride march experience, and recounts the last day of midsumma carnival. 


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